The Mets will try to keep it going tonight with Noah Syndergaard on the mound against the Cincinnati Reds.
We all know Syndergaard can bring the heat, but in this stat world we know live in, there are numbers to prove it. Of all the 285 pitches Syndergaard has thrown this season, 124 of them (43.5 percent) have been thrown at 97 mph., or faster, which is tops in the majors.
Syndergaard (2-0, 0.90 ERA) gave up one run with eight strikeouts in seven innings at Philadelphia. Syndergaard is 2-0 with a 1.72 ERA lifetime against Cincinnati.
Here’s tonight’s Mets’ lineup:
Curtis Granderson – RF: Hit .333 with four homers on the trip. Is hitting .296 lifetime against the Reds.
David Wright – 3B: Hit .235 on the trip. Is hitting .315 lifetime against the Reds/
Michael Conforto – LF: Hit .324 with two homers on the trip. Is hitting .308 lifetime against the Reds.
Lucas Duda – 1B: Hit .263 with three homers on the trip. Is hitting .291 lifetime against the Reds.
Neil Walker – 2B: Hit .342 with six homers on the trip. Is hitting .342 lifetime against the Reds.
Asdrubal Cabrera – SS: Hit .371 on the trip. Is .239 lifetime against the Reds.
Alejandro De Aza – CF Hit .267 on the trip. Is hitting .269 lifetime.
Travis d’Arnaud – C: Hit .250 on the trip. Is hitting .226 lifetime against the Reds.
Syndergaard – RHP: The Mets are 2-1 in Syndergaard’s starts.
COMMENTS: Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will set for the third straight game because of a bruise to his upper right leg. The Mets will give the start to De Aza after Juan Lagares played in Atlanta. … d’Arnaud is back in the lineup as is Wright. I figured Wright would start, but thought manager Terry Collins might have given another game to Kevin Plawecki.