Bartolo Colon gets another shot at the Nationals tonight in DC. He was hammered by Washington in his last start, giving up three runs on five hits and five walks in 4.2 innings. The five walks Colon (3-3, 3.75) were the most he’s given up in a game since 2005.
As you know by now, Lucas Duda was placed on the disabled list this afternoon.
Here’s the Mets’ lineup against Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 1.86):
Curtis Granderson – RF: Career vs. Nats: .254 (44-173). Has 39 game-opening homers, including four this season.
Juan Lagares – CF: Career vs. Nats: .297 (49-165). With Michael Conforto getting the night off against the left-hander, Lagares gets a start. Has been showing his Gold Glove form lately.
David Wright – 3B: Career vs. Nats: .297 (207-697). Said he’d move to first if team asked. No surprise there. Has 239 career homers to trail franchise leader Darryl Strawberry who has 252.
Yoenis Cespedes – LF: Career vs. Nats: .309 (15-49). His 14 homers are tied for the major league lead.
Neil Walker – 2B: Career vs. Nats: .288 (38-132). Is batting .180 (11-61) in 19 games this month after a torrid April.
Asdrubal Cabrera – SS: Career vs. Nats: .222 (6-27). Is hitting .333 with 12 RBI with RISP, including a two-run single Sunday.
Eric Campbell – 1B: Career vs. Nats: .150 (6-40). It has been 79 at-bats since his last homer. Is hitting .278 (5-18) on the road this year.
Kevin Plawecki – C: Career vs. Nats: .206 (7-34). Went 1-13 (.077) during Mets’ recent homestand.
Bartolo Colon – RHP: Career vs. Nats: Is 3-6 with a 3.38 ERA lifetime against the Nationals in 10 games, including nine starts. Has 14 wins vs. NL East since the start of the 2015 season.
COMMENTS: Conforto is getting hot again, so I’d hate to sit him. Five of his eight homers have either tied the game or given the Mets the lead. … Mets pitchers have 10 no-walk games to lead the majors. … Jeurys Familia has converted 31 consecutive save opportunities to tie him with Billy Wagner for the club record. … The Mets’ bullpen has thrown 14.1 scoreless innings over the last four games. … The Mets were 6-3 against the Nationals last year in Washington.