8/22/19 Game Preview: Cleveland Indians at New York Mets

MLB: Cleveland Indians at New York Mets

The New York Mets (66-60) are sure making things fun for their fans. After last night’s dramatic walk off win over the Cleveland Indians (74-53) last night, the Mets improved to 36-21 at home and 26-10 since the All Star Break. The Mets will look to pick up their fifth consecutive victory and break out the brooms to complete the sweep of the Indians tonight. First pitch for the game is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

8/22/19 Game Preview: Cleveland Indians at New York Mets
Aug 21, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis (28) hits a game winning RBI single in the tenth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets will send right hander Noah Syndergaard (8-6, 3.86 ERA) to the mound today. Syndergaard pitched well in his last start, giving up two runs in six innings against the Kansas City Royals last Friday, but was stuck with a tough luck loss after his teammates couldn’t give him enough run support. The Indians will counter with righty Aaron Civale (1-2, 1.50 ERA). Civale also was solid in his last start, giving up three runs (two earned) against the New York Yankees last Friday, but he also got handed a difficult loss.

Local Coverage:

Television: SNY

Radio: WCBS

New York Mets Lineup:

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Neither team has faced the opposing starter before.
  • The Mets have recalled reliever Chris Flexen from AAA Syracuse to add a fresh arm to their bullpen. Ruben Tejada was designated for assignment to make room for Flexen on the active roster.
  • Carlos Santana (4 for 9, 2B) and Franmil Reyes (3 for 5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) have solid numbers against Syndergaard in their careers.
  • This is the Mets’ final interleague game of the season. The Mets are 14-5 so far against the American League in 2019.
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