Game 29: White Sox at Mets, 7:10 PM

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This is  the White Sox first trip to Flushing. The Mets have hosted every other American League team at least once

The Good: The Mets are 2-0 this year in Interleague play after beating the Twins twice in Minnesota. The Mets were 8-7 vs. the AL last season. Since 2010, the Mets are 11-3 against the AL Central.

David Wright has hit a home run in three straight games. It’s the fifth time he’s hit a home run in exactly three consecutive games, previously accomplished in Sept. 2010. Wright’s career-best is a home run in four straight games during 2007.

The Mets bullpen has a 2.74 ERA during their last five games.

The Bad: The bullpen has five losses this season, tied for the 12th-most in the majors. Overall, New York’s bullpen has a 4.78 ERA, ranking 28th in the majors.

The Game: Matt Harvey starts for the Mets tonight. He has allowed one run or less in 10 of his first 16 major league starts and has not allowed more than one run in seven of his last eight starts. Since July 26, 2012 (his ML debut), he ranks fourth in the majors with a 2.26 ERA (25 ER/99.2 IP). He is 4-0 this season. The last Mets pitcher to start a season 5-0 or better was Dillon Gee who went 7-0 to start 2011. Harvey was voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of April.

New York Mets

  1. Ruben Tejada – SS
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. John Buck – C
  5. Lucas Duda – LF
  6. Andrew Brown – RF
  7. Ike Davis – 1B
  8. Juan Lagares – CF
  9. Matt Harvey – RHP
Chicago White Sox

  1. Alejando De Aza – LF
  2. Jeff Keppinger – 2B
  3. Alex Rios – RF
  4. Adam Dunn – 1B
  5. Conor Gillaspie – 3B
  6. Alexi Ramirez – SS
  7. Tyler Flowers – C
  8. Dewayne Wise – CF
  9. Hector Santiago – LHP

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Brown was crushing the ball in Triple-A Las Vegas. The thing is, he has always been a pretty good hitter in the minors. He profiles like a typical Quadruple-A guy, because he also has a track record of playing pretty good defense in left and right field. For whatever reason, he’s just never caught on in the big leagues. The Mets have nothing to lose in that outfield. I mean, just look at it. I’m glad they’re giving Brown a legit chance here to see what he can contribute.