|1. Juan Lagares CF||1. Skip Schumaker CF|
|2. Kelly Johnson SS||2. Ivan de Jesus LF|
|3. Michael Conforto LF||3. Joey Votto 1B|
|4. Kevin Plawecki C||4. Brandon Phillips 2B|
|5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF||5. Jay Bruce RF|
|6. Eric Campbell 3B||6. Todd Frazier 3B|
|7. Dilson Herrera 2B||7. Eugenio Suarez SS|
|8. Anthony Recker 1B||8. Brayan Pena C|
|9. Jacob deGrom LHP||9. Keyvius Sampson RHP|
DeGrom Notes: DeGrom is likely to be the starter when the Mets open the NL Division Series in two Fridays against Los Angeles. . . .Allowed a season-high 10 hits and career-high tying six runs in his last outing Sept. 15 against Miami at Citi Field. He is 10-4 with a 2.39 ERA with 152 strikeouts, 24 walks and a .202 opponent batting average over his last 21 starts. He allowed three earned runs or less in 16 straight starts from May 16-Aug. 18, the third-longest single-season streak in Mets history.
Sampson Notes: Making his 12th major league appearance, his 11th consecutive start and first appearance vs the Mets. . .was promoted to majors July 30 and joined rotation after trades of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.
Mets Notes: The Mets have won seven straight vs. Cincinnati dating to Sept. 7, 2014 ...The Mets have won three in a row, are 15-9 in September and 35-17 since Aug. 1. The .673 winning percentage is the second-best mark in the majors since then after Toronto (36-14, .720)
Reds Notes: Joey Votto is trying to join Barry Bonds (4x), Ted Williams (3x) and Babe Ruth (2x) as the only players in Major League history to hit at least .300 (.318) with 30 home runs (29) and 150 walks (139)...will lead the NL in walks for the fourth time in 15 seasons. He is trailing Bryce Harper by .006i in his quest to lead the league in on-base percentage for the fifth time in six years.