Here’s the Mets’ lineup tonight against San Francisco:
Curtis Granderson – RF
Juan Lagares – CF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Michael Cuddyer – LF
Wilmer Flores – SS
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Dilson Herrera – 2B
Eric Campbell – 3B
Jonathon Niese – LHP
It was a poor start by Noah Syndergaard, but it really didn’t matter considering the Mets didn’t get any hits in being no-hit by Giants rookie, Chris Heston, 5-0 Tuesday at Citi Field. Heston struck out 11 and didn’t walk anybody, but did hit three Mets.
It was the fourth no-hitter in as many seasons by the Giants, and the 17th in franchise history. The Mets, as you obviously know, have just that tainted one thrown by Johan Santana. The Mets have been no-hit seven times in their history.
Despite the loss, the Mets maintained their slim half-game lead over Washington, which lost to the Yankees, in the NL East.
Syndergaard allowed at least 10 hits for the his second straight start and struck out fewer than five for the first time in six career starts.
EXTRA INNINGS: In their nine home losses, the Mets have scored just 12 runs and have been shut out in five of them. … Giants’ pitching have thrown ten shutouts. … Dilson Herrera had two hits for Triple-A Las Vegas. … Bobby Parnell, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, pitched a scoreless inning for Double-A Binghamton.
Catcher Kevin Plawecki was scratched from tonight’s starting lineup after complaining of dizziness. He missed two games over the weekend in Arizona with similar symptoms.
Plawecki was tested for, but not diagnosed with vertigo, which affected him last season. He’s expected to be either placed on the disabled list or optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas tomorrow when Travis d’Arnaud is activated from the disabled list.
The Mets will also have another decision to make when infielder Dilson Herrera comes off the disabled list.