Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mets Game Notes....

METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets are 3-2 during this homestand which concludes today...New York is 4-6 in its last 10 games... The Mets are 12-8 at home, including winning 11 of their last 15 at Citi Field...New York heads to Washington for three games and returns home for a six-game homestand on Friday. TRIBUTE TO 1986: Every Sunday home game this season, the Mets will wear replica 1986 jerseys in honor of the 30th Anniversary World Series championship team...The Mets will celebrate the 1986 team at Citi Field, May 27-29 vs. Los Angeles- NL...For tickets or info visit Mets.com/1986. SERIES NOTES: After winning the first two games, the Mets will look for their first three-game sweep vs. the Brewers since September 1-3, 2008 at Milwaukee...The last time the Mets swept the Brewers in New York was April 26-28, 2002...The Mets are now 7-2-2 in their last 11 series, including 4-3 in home series. WALK-OFFS: Saturday was New York’s first walk-off win since July 31, 2015 when Wilmer Flores homered to beat the Nationals. HISTORIC WALK-OFF NOTE: David Wright delivered his ninth career walk-off RBI with his base-loaded single in the ninth... The nine walk-off RBI are the most in team history, one more than Kevin McReynolds...It was Wright’s first walk-off RBI since July 5, 2012 vs. Philadelphia. DAY BASEBALL: New York is 9-4 in day games this year, including 5-2 at home. HOME RUN NOTES: The Mets have 59 home runs through their first 42 games, which is the most in team history after 42 games...Overall, the Mets lead the National League and are tied for third in the majors with 59 homers...The Mets are 19-7 when they hit a home run. HOME RUN DIFFERENTIAL: The Mets have hit 59 homers and allowed 27...The +32 home run differential is the best in the majors. MULTI-HOMER GAMES: Yesterday was New York’s 17th multi- home run game this year, the most in the National League. YO!: Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the year on Saturday...Cespedes’ 14 homers in the team’s first 42 games is tied for the second-most in franchise history with Carlos Delgado (2006)...Dave Kingman had 16 homers in the club’s first 42 games in 1976. YO! YO!: Yoenis Cespedes is tied with Nolan Arenado for the major league lead in home runs (14)...Cespedes leads the NL and is second in the majors with 35 RBI...Cespedes leads the majors with a .659 slugging percentage...He has 32 RBI over his last 30 games...Cespedes leads the majors in home run ratio (9.9 per at-bat) and in RBI ratio (3.9 per at-bat). SINCE JOINING THE METS: Yoenis Cespedes has 31 homers since August 1, 2015 (his first game with the Mets)...Only Khris Davis (32) and Chris Davis (32) have more during that span. PITCHING NOTES: The Mets rank fourth in the majors with a 3.18 team ERA...New York has allowed 27 homers, the fewest in the majors...The staff ranks second in the majors with a 3.71 strikeout-to-walk rate. NOAH SYNDERGAARD: Ranks fifth in the NL with a 2.19 ERA and is sixth with 65 strikeouts...He earned his first major league win vs. the Brewers on May 17, 2015...Syndergaard went 6.0 innings and allowed one run in a 5-1 win at Citi Field. SYN-CITI: Syndergaard is 8-3 with a 2.53 ERA (31 earned runs/110.1 innings) with 123 strikeouts in 16 career starts at Citi Field. BRINGING THE HEAT: According to FanGraphs, Syndergaard averages the fastest fastball (98.0), slider (91.6) and change-up (90.0) this year. BULLISH PEN: The Mets pen has tossed 12.1 scoreless innings over its last three games...The Mets pen leads the majors with a 2.36 ERA (33 earned runs/125.2 innings)...The pen is also first with a 1.93 ERA (12 ER/56.0 IP) in May. FAMILIA RESULTS: Jeurys Famiia is 14-for-14 in save opportunities and is tied for second in the majors in saves...His 14 straight saves to open a season is tied for the third-longest streak in team his- tory with John Franco (1999)...Armando Benitez saved his first 24 chances in 2001 and Francisco Rodriguez was 16-for-16 in 2009... Familia worked 1.0 scoreless inning yesterday to pick up the win. ADDISON REED: Hasn’t allowed a run in May (7.2 innings) and has allowed two earned runs in his last 14.1 innings (1.26 ERA)... He has 27 strikeouts in his last 18.0 innings and leads the team with nine holds, which is tied for sixth in the NL. GRAND START: Curtis Granderson hit his fourth leadoff homer of the year yesterday...It was his 39th career leadoff blast, trailing only Jimmy Rollins (46) among active players...Granderson has 15 leadoff homers with the Mets, one behind Jose Reyes, who has the franchise record with 16...Granderson’s 15 leadoff homers since 2014 lead the major leagues in that span. EQUIPMENT DRIVE: The Mets and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund teamed up for an their annual Equipment Drive at Citi Field... Fans who donated baseballs, bats, gloves and other equip- ment received a voucher for a pair of Mets tickets...The donated equipment will benefit Far Rockaway RBI...The league and Asopec youth baseball will each receive a $2,500 check courtesy of the Baseball Tomorrow fund to purchase equipment for their players. BREWERS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 10-14 vs. Milwaukee at Citi Field...New York has outscored the Brewers 27-8 in their last four contests at Citi Field. 2016: 2-0 @NY: 2-0 @MIL: 0-0 2015: 3-3 @NY: 2-1 @MIL: 1-2 History @NY: @MIL: 69-53 34-30 35-23 AT WASHINGTON Mon., May 23 Tue., May 24 Wed., May 25 UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING RHP Bartolo Colon (3-3, 3.75) vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 1.86) RHP Matt Harvey (3-6, 5.77) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-0, 2.80) LHP Steven Matz (6-1, 2.81) vs. RHP Tanner Roark (3-3, 2.89) 7:05 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050) 7:05 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050) 1:05 p.m. (SNY, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050)

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