Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 8/20/18

Mets Notes

Mets: The Mets are 10-12 in their last 22 home games and 24-38 (.387) at home this season, the second-worst winning percentage at home among NL clubs (San Diego has a .348 home winning percentage).
• Fell to 6-8 in extra-inning games and 11-23 in one-run affairs.
• The Mets lost a game started by Zack Wheeler for the first time since July 3 at Toronto, ending a seven-game winning streak in his starts.

Mets Bullpen: Threw 6.0 innings without allowing an earned run...Has a 1.29 ERA (three earned runs/21.0 innings) over the team's last five games...Sports a 2.67 ERA this month (19 earned runs/64.0 innings).
• Robert Gsellman (2.0 IP, 1 K) has not allowed a run in 9.2 innings this month.
• Jerry Blevins (1.0 IP, 1 K) has not allowed a run in his last 12 appearances (9.2 innings) dating to July 26.
• Daniel Zamora (0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) has begun his MLB career with 2.2 scoreless frames, allowing two hits and one walk while fanning four.

No-Walks Streak: Brandon Crawford’s leadoff walk in the seventh snapped a 24.0-inning streak by Mets pitching without issuing a walk.

Zack Wheeler (7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R/1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K): Saw his six-start winning streak come to a close...Logged his first double-digit strikeout game since August 15, 2014 vs. the Cubs (fourth 10+ K game of his career)....Has not lost a start in his last 10 outings, tied for the longest unbeaten streak of his career (also, June 30-August 20, 2014).
• In his last five starts, has a 1.13 ERA (four earned runs/32.0 innings)...In his last 10 starts, has a 2.09 ERA (15 earned runs/64.2 innings).
• Completed at least 7.0 innings for the seventh time in his last eight home starts...During that span, has a 2.32 ERA at Citi Field (14 earned runs/54.1 innings).
• After putting men on at second and third with no outs in the fifth, fanned the next three batters to escape the frame unscathed...San Francisco went 1-7 overall with RISP off Wheeler tonight...In his last five starts, opposing hitters are 2-23 (.087) with RISP.
• Fanned at least seven batters for the 14th time this season, the most such games in a season in his career (had 13 games with seven or more punchouts in 2014)...Only three NL pitchers (Max Scherzer, 21 7+ K games; Jacob deGrom, 19 and Patrick Corbin, 18) have more.
• Has held opposing cleanup hitters to a .267 slugging percentage, second-best in the majors...Has allowed two extra-base hits to hitters in the fourth spot in the order, the fewest among all pitchers who have faced at least 70 cleanup hitters this season.
• Was the 10th time a Mets starter has thrown at least 7.0 innings and allowed one or no earned runs in a no-decision this season, the most such games by any team in the majors this season...Marks the third time Wheeler has started one of those no-decisions.

Wilmer Flores (3-6, 2B, RBI): Tied a season-high with three hits...Drove in the Mets’ lone run with his 23rd double of the season, a new career high (had 22 in 2015)...Was his 18th go-ahead RBI this season, extending his team lead and placing him in a tie for 10th-most in the NL.
• His .350 (28-80) average vs. San Francisco is his best against any one opponent (min. five games)...Has seven-straight multi-hit games against the Giants, tied for the longest-ever streak by a Mets hitter vs. the Giants (Vince Coleman had seven-consecutive multi-hit games against San Francisco from July 2-18, 1993)...In those seven games, Flores is 17-31 (.548) with six doubles, a homer and seven RBI.
• Since July 7, has hit .314 (11-35) against lefthanded pitchers...Was hitting .208 (15-72) off southpaws from the start of the season-July 6.

Doc Edwards Passes Away at 81: Former Mets coach Howard "Doc" Edwards passed away today at the age of 81... Doc served as a coach for the Mets during the 1990 and 1991 seasons...Over his 57 years in baseball, Doc was a well-respected and revered member of the baseball community...As a player, spent five major league seasons with the Athletics, Indians, Phillies and Yankees...He also managed for three seasons in Cleveland.

Giants Notes

Giants: San Francisco snapped a four-game losing streak...Improved to 10-7 in extra-inning contests...Was the team’s 18th win in their last at-bat.
• The Giants also ended a three-game losing streak vs. the Mets.

Home Run Drought: San Francisco has two home runs in their last 115.0 innings at bat and the Giants have seven home runs this month...The team has hit at least 12 homers in every August since moving to San Francisco in 1958.
• The Giants are tied for the third-fewest homers in the majors this season (108)...Only Miami (103) and Detroit (99) have hit fewer.

Alen Hanson (1-5, 2B, RBI): Tied the game with an RBI double in the seventh inning...Is 12-38 (.316) with seven RBI in his last 12 games.

Buster Posey (1-6): Extended his hitting streak at Citi Field to 10 games (16-39, .410)...The streak is the longest-active run at the ballpark and is tied for the seventh-longest by any visiting player in the park’s 10-year history.

Derek Holland (5.0+ IP, 4 H, 1 R/1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K): Has a 2.34 ERA (11 earned runs/42.1 innings) in his last 10 outings (seven starts)...Has allowed two runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts and has yielded no more than three runs in 11 of his last 12 starts, recording a 2.77 ERA (20 earned runs/65.0 innings) in that span.
• His 137 strikeouts are the second-most by an NL southpaw this season.

Mark Melancon (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K): Tossed 2.0 scoreless frames, his longest outing since September 23, 2016 vs. Pittsburgh with Washington...Was his first scoreless outing of at least 2.0 innings since May 15, 2015 at the Cubs as a member of the Pirates...His three strikeouts tie a season-high (also, June 3 vs. Philadelphia).

Derek Law (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K): Earned his first win of the season...Was his third scoreless outing of at least 2.0 innings in his seven appearances this season.

Upcoming Pitching vs. San Francisco

Tues., Aug. 21              RHP Chris Stratton (8-7, 5.52) vs. LHP Steven Matz (5-10, 4.60)                      7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
Wed., Aug. 22              RHP Casey Kelly (0-1, 1.69) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (8-3, 3.40)                  7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
Thurs., Aug. 23             LHP Madison Bumgarner (4-5, 3.05) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (8-7, 1.71)             1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)

What happens when the Mets play someone out of position?

Dom Smith costs you the game that’s what happens.  You could see it coming a mile away that something bad was going to happen with Smith running in and Rosario running out into shallow left field. Smith never once looked in front of him to see what was going on and had no awareness about what was going on in front of him. I know you guys want him to play but if You really want players to start playing out of position maybe start training them to be able to play it when they are first starting off in Brooklyn.
Embarrassing loss.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Mets Game Notes 8/20/18

Mets Shake Shack Ticket Pack

The Standing Room Only Ticket is for when you stand online at Shake Shack for 4 innings.

What a deal! 🧐

Paper Bags, mixed messages, and bad technology. #MetsFansUnited

Friday night the folks over at Mets Fans United had their conference call to reveal their big "event". They had Frank Fleming from Barstool Sports announce it. But before we get into that, let’s talk about the call itself.
I am no a part of Mets Fans United. One of my buddy sent me the number and access code so I could check it out if I wanted to. I figured why not. I’m stuck at work on a Friday night at 10 pm so I might as well. That’s the first thing I want to bring up. Who does something like that on a Friday Night? Second of all why be so secretive about it. Why not just make a video announcement about event or you can even do it via Facebook Live, Persicope etc.
The folks over at MFU couldn’t get their tech to work right. They each had to text each other to call in one at a time because their conference call was muted and you couldn’t have more then one speaker at a time. This was just astounding to me. They supposedly tested the system but I guess it didn’t get tested properly.
The Message- What message are they trying to convey? There is not one singular point they are trying to make. First it’s boycott, then it’s, sell the team, then it’s don’t sell the team but have the Wilpons be held accountable. So what is it? All the speakers seemed to have different agendas. You guys don’t seem so united. Get on the same page.
Now to the announcement. They want everyone to wear paper bags at the game this Saturday at Citi Field. "Put a message on it so the Wilpons take notice." The Wilpons will take notice guys, and they are just going to laugh at you. Do you really think they care? And you guys think folks coming for. Bruce Bobble head are going to wear bags on their heads. Sure. This isn’t any kind of action. Oh those flyers you want to had at in Citi Field? Good luck with that. Let’s see how long that takes before it gets shut down.
I am still trying to figure out how by going to the game on Saturday and buying tickets(possibly parking also) are you going to take a stand against the Wilpons? Even if you buy the tickets off StubHub they just made money on the same ticket twice.
On the call you guys said you have 7400 people signed up for the email list. And 40 called into the "meeting". You said that was a success? That doesn’t sound like a great percentage calling in. Then I wonder how many of the callers were from your board of directors and also from people just ready to rag on you as soon as you guys started talking.
Even Salty Gary’s billboard drive had a singular, tangible goal that folks could rally behind.
I get you guys want a better team, we all do, but this is something out of a Kids in the Hall sketch.
Btw this twitter account has me dying. It keeps pointing out some of the flaws with this whole "movement".