Sunday, July 3, 2016

7/3 Mets Game Notes

Sunday, July 3, 2016 • 1:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
LHP Jon Lester (9-3, 2.03) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (8-3, 2.49) SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM
CUBS-METS NOTES: New York has won three straight regular season games vs. the Cubs and seven straight (including postseason)...The Mets have lost 12 of their last 17 regular season games to the Cubs.
2016: 3-0 @NY: 3-0 @CHI: 0-0
2015: 0-7 @NY: 0-3 @CHI: 0-4
History @NY: @CHI: @Japan:
355-366-2 186-170-1 168-195-1
METSCELLANEOUS: New York has won three straight following its four-game losing streak...The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 contests...New York improved to 18-10 (11-4 at home) in one-run games this season...The Mets are 3-0 on their season-high 11- game homestand...The Mets are 22-16 at home this year.
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.
SERIES NOTES: The Mets have won the first three games of this series...The last time New York swept Chicago in a four-game series was June 17-20, 1985 at Shea Stadium...The Mets are now 7-6 in home series this season.
NL CENTRAL: The Mets have won five straight vs. the NL Central and are 14-5 vs. the NL Central this year...New York went 13-20 vs. the NL Central last season.
METS VS. CUBS: The Mets are second in the majors with a 3.31 team ERA and the Cubs are first (2.97)...New York starters are second in the majors with a 3.30 ERA...Chicago is first (2.74)...The Mets have allowed 68 homers, the fewest in the majors while Chicago is tied for the second-fewest surrendering 71.
FOUR RUNS OR MORE: The Mets are 32-7 when they score four or more runs and 11-30 when they score three or less runs.
FIRST-INNING THUNDER: The Mets have 18 homers in the first frame this year, tied with Houston for the most in the majors... The Mets have outscored their opponents 42-25 in the first inning this season.
HOME RUN NOTES: The Mets have hit 104 homers, the fifth- most in the NL and tied for the 10th-most in the majors...New York has hit 27 home runs in its last 23 games...The Mets are 38-15 when they hit at least one home run...New York has hit 48 homers at home, the fifth-most in the NL and the fourth-most in team history after 38 home games.
BRANDON NIMMO: Is 8-for-his-last-24 (.333) after going 0-4 in his major league debut on June 26 at Atlanta...He has four RBI and scored three times in his last three games...Nimmo hit his first major league home run on July 1 (off Jason Hammel)...He is the 16th major leaguer born in Wyoming to appear in the majors.
NEIL WALKER: Connected on his 15th home run of the year last night...Walker had 16 home runs in 151 games with Pittsburgh last year...His career-high is 23 home runs set in 2014 with the Pirates...Walker is tied for second among major league second basemen with his 15 long balls.
ASDRUBAL CABRERA: Has four homers and six RBI in his last 11 games.
YOENIS CESPEDES: Has four homers in his last seven games at Citi Field...Is hitting .349 (15-43) with three homers, four RBI and a .404 OBP over his last 11 games...He's tied for fourth in the NL and tied for ninth in the majors with 20 home runs... Cespedes reached 20 home runs on July 1...That is the fastest a Met reached 20 homers since Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado in 2006.
NOAH SYNDERGAARD: Is 6-1 with a 2.43 ERA (15 earned runs/55.2 innings) with 66 strikeouts in 10 games, nine starts dating to May 11.
SYN-CITI: Noah Syndergaard has allowed four earned runs in his last 31.2 innings at Citi Field (1.14 ERA)...Overall, Syndergaard is 4-1 with a 2.12 ERA (12 earned runs/51.0 innings) with three walks and 68 strikeouts at home this year...He ranks seventh in the NL with a 2.12 home ERA...Syndergaard is 11-3 with a 2.33 ERA (35 earned runs/135.0 innings) in 21 games, 20 starts at Citi Field during his career.
RANKINGS: Syndergaard is seventh in the majors with a 2.49 ERA, fourth in the majors with 11.01 strikeouts per nine innings and second in the majors with a 7.67 strikeout-to-walk rate... Syndergaard is tied for ninth in the majors with 115 strikeouts.
BRINGING THE HEAT: According to FanGraphs, Syndergaard averages the fastest fastball (98.2), slider (91.3) and change-up (90.1) this year.
JEURYS FAMILIA: Has 28 saves, the most in the majors...Is 28-28 in save opportunities in 2016...Familia has a franchise record with 28 straight saves to open a season...Since the start of the 2015 season, Famila has 71 saves...Only Mark Melancon has more (74)...Familia has hurled 12.0 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts dating to June 8.
FIRST-HALF FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia's 28 saves prior to the All-Star break are the most in team history...Familia had 27 first- half saves last year.
STRAIGHT SAVES: Familia has saved 44 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record...It is tied for the sixth-longest streak in major league history with Grant Balfour (2012-2013)...Brad Lidge is fifth on the list with 47 (2007-2009)...Familia's streak is also the longest active streak in the major leagues.
JOSE REYES: Went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run scored in Game 1 of a doubleheader with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League vs. New Hampshire...Reyes played all 7.0 innings of Game 1 at third base...Served as the designated hitter in Game 2 of the doubleheader and was 1-2 with a run scored...Reyes is 5-28 (.179) with six runs scored and two RBI in seven minor league games with the Mets.
JUSTIN DUNN: Justin Dunn, New York's first-round pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, will make his professional debut on Monday for Brooklyn (A) at Batavia.
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Mon., July 4 Tue., July 5 Wed., July 6
RHP Tom Koehler (6-7, 4.45) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (4-10, 4.55) LHP Wei-Yin Chen (4-3, 5.11) vs. LHP Steven Matz (7-3, 3.40)
LHP Justin Nicolino (2-4, 5.34) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (4-4, 2.62)

4:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM) 

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