What to look for: Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:10 PM
The Mets will look for their 8th straight win and open a three-game series with the Red Sox at Citi Field tonight at 7:10 PM.
Here is tonight’s starting lineup for New York:
Juan Lagares – CF
Curtis Granderson – RF
Yoenis Cespedes – LF
David Wright – 3B
Michael Cuddyer – 1B
Wilmer Flores – 2B
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Ruben Tejada – SS
Matt Harvey – RHP
Here is tonight’s pitching matchup:
Matt Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) will start for the Mets.
Henry Owens (2-1, 4.50 ERA) will start for the Red Sox.
Here’s what I am looking for from the Mets tonight:
Eight is great.
The Mets are streaking once again, as they’re currently in the midst of their third winning streak of at least seven games in 2015.
Tonight, they look to run their streak to eight against the Boston Red Sox, facing each other for the first time ever at Citi Field. It’s been a down season for the Red Sox, and while this team can still hit the ball a bit, the Mets should be able to continue their winning ways as they return home, where they’ve have so much success already this season.
Long time no see.
After having his start skipped over the weekend in favor of Logan Verrett, Matt Harvey returns to the mound for the first time in 12 days.
Prior to his turn in the rotation being skipped, Harvey was pitching arguably the best he had at any point in his post-Tommy John season. After back-to-back performances where he allowed no runs, he gutted through a home start against Pittsburgh, where he allowed one run in six innings.
It’s likely that Harvey will have a bit of rust tonight, at least early in the game, but no matter how he looks tonight, it’ll be good to have The Dark Knight back on the mound.