Can Matt Harvey notch his 6th win against the Chicago Cubs?
Tonight is going to be a big night for Matt Harvey as it's his chance to challenge Bartolo Colon as the New York Mets Ace and get his 6th win. Harvey enteres the game with a 5-1 record and a 2.72 ERA agianst a Cubs team who has scored 10 runs in their last two games, both against the Mets.
Harvey had gone 7.1 innings in his one and only start against the Cubs in 2013 also at Wrigley and notched the win and hopes to contine his streak of dominant pitching. Right now Harvey boasts the 6th best WHIP in the National League which will be very helpful in beating the Cubs who hold the 8th best On Base percentage in the Majors.
The Mets will be going up against Jason Hammel who is 3-1 with a 3.52 ERA. Hammel is 5-1 with a 2.58 ERA in his career at Wrigely Field in 10 starts, yet in 4 starts against the Mets is 0-3 with an ERA of 6.33, and a WHIP of 1.5. Hammels got the win in his last start against the Brewers by giving up 2 runs in 7 innings and brought his ERA down to the lowest point of 2015.
Juan Lagares will be missing a 2nd straight game meaning the Outfield will consist of Cuddyer, Nieuwenhuis, and Granderson from Left to Right and Murphy, who is batting is hitting .308 in May will bat 2nd for the 2nd time this season. Here's a look at the Mets and Rockies lineup for tonight's game which begins at 8:05PM EST.