|1. Curtis Granderson RF||1. Jason Bourgeois CF|
|2. David Wright 3B||2. Ivan De Jesus LF|
|3. Daniel Murphy 2B||3. Joey Votto 1B|
|4. Yoenis Cespedes CF||4. Brandon Phillips 2B|
|5. Lucas Duda 1B||5. Todd Frazier 3B|
|6. Travis d'Arnaud C||6. Jay Bruce RF|
|7. Michael Conforto LF||7. Eugenio Suarez SS|
|8. Ruben Tejada SS||8. Brayan Pena C|
|9. Steven Matz LHP||9. Josh Smith RHP|
Matz Notes: Faced the Reds at Citi Field during his major league debut on June 28, allowing two runs in 7 2/3 innings. Is the first pitcher in franchise history to allow two runs or fewer in each of his first five big league starts. Matz is 4-0, and no Mets pitcher has ever won his first five career decisions.
Smith Notes: Is making his fifth career start. Allowed four runs and six hits in four innings during his start on Saturday against Milwaukee, which was his first start since July 4.
Mets Notes: Have won 7 straight games on the road and are 26-11 on the road since July 31 -- the best record in the majors during that span. The Mets have scored three or more runs on the road in each of their last 27 road games, which is a franchise record. Have hit 31 home runs in their last 14 road games. Daniel Murphy has gone 9-for-21 with five RBI over his last six games. Yoenis Cespedes has failed to record an RBI over his last eight games.
Reds Notes: Have lost four games in a row, scoring just eight runs in that span. During Cincinnati's current losing streak, their pitching staff has posted a collective 5.91 ERA. Are in last place in the NL Central, a half game behind fourth place Milwaukee.