Jacob deGrom starts to get the Mets back on the winning trail after the pitching broke down Tuesday night. First, Steven Matz lost in all at once and the bullpen – after Noah Syndergaard – never had it. That would be Hansel Robles, who gave up five homers in May.
Curtis Granderson – RF: Is heating up, batting .303 (10-33) over his last ten games. His on-base percentage still must improve.
Asdrubal Cabrera – SS: Is very comfortable hitting No. 2. Has hit in 10 of last 12 games. Has 12 career homers vs. White Sox.
Michael Conforto – LF: After blazing April settled down and is hitting .261 with eight homers and 24 RBI. Still hitting third for the most part.
James Loney – 1B: Hitless in for at-bats in his Mets’ debut. Hit .280 in 104 games in 2015 with Tampa Bay.
Juan Lagares – CF: Average is up to .278. Would like to see more of him in the lineup.
Ty Kelly – 3B: Today’s third baseman of the day. He’s the fifth different player to play the position. This is Kelly’s fourth start at third.
deGrom – RHP: First start against White Sox. Is coming off his fourth straight no-decision. Has given up three runs or less in seven of eight starts.
COMMENTS: Cespedes is hitting .462 (6-13) and Alejandro De Aza (.571) lifetime against White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez but are not starting. And, Granderson is hitting .071 against Gonzalez. Puzzling. And, please don’t tell me about rest. De Aza hardly plays and Cespedes could rest almost any time. … Wright not in today, but Mets could know more about placing him on the DL later today.