Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mets Game Notes 7/5/16 Reyes News

JOSE REYES: Is expected to be activated prior to tonight's game...A corresponding roster move will be announced...He was 6-34 (.176) with six runs scored and two RBI in 11 games between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...He was signed to a minor league contract by the Mets on June 25...Reyes hit .274 with 25 doubles, seven home runs and 53 RBI in 116 games between Toronto and Colorado last year...Reyes played with the Mets from 2003-2011 and is the franchise leader in stolen bases (370), triples (99) and ranks third in hits (1,300) and second in runs (735).
UNIFORM NUMBERS: Reyes will wear #7 and Travis d'Arnaud will switch to #18.
ALL-STAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Major League Baseball will announce the AL and NL All-Star teams tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN...Terry Collins will manage the NL squad on July 12 at San Diego...Yoenis Cespedes was leading all NL outfielders in the fan vote as of June 29.
METSCELLANEOUS: New York has won five straight following its four-game losing streak...The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 contests...The Mets are 5-0 on their season-high 11-game homestand...The Mets are 24-16 at home this year and have won seven consecutive games at Citi Field...The Mets are 34-7 when they score four or more runs.
COMEBACKS: The Mets overcame a six-run deficit yesterday... It was tied for the fourth-largest comeback win in team history and first since September 8, 2015 at Washington when they overcame a six-run deficit to win 8-7...The last time the Mets had a six-run come-from-behind win at home was June 2, 2011 vs. Pittsburgh...In that contest the Mets rallied from a 7-0 deficit to win, 9-8...New York has 15 comeback wins this year.
HOME RUN NOTES: The Mets have hit 111 homers, tied for the second-most in the NL and tied for the sixth-most in the majors...The Mets have homered in six straight games (15 total)... New York has hit 34 home runs in its last 25 games...The Mets are 40-15 when they hit at least one home run...The Mets have scored 151 of their 316 runs via a home run (48 percent)...New York has hit 55 homers at home, tied for the fourth-most in the majors and the third-most in team history after 40 home games.
OFFENSE: The Mets have outscored their opponents, 40-17 over their last five games...New York has belted 14 home runs, eight doubles and is hitting .347 (61-176) with a .411 on-base percentage.
YOENIS CESPEDES: Has hit in eight straight games, going 13-33 (.394) with two homers and five RBI...Has nine RBI in his last 11 home games...Cespedes is hitting .368 (25-68) with four homers, 10 RBI and a .421 OBP over his last 18 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.
TRAVIS d'ARNAUD: Is batting .448 (13-29) with one home run and seven RBI over his last nine games dating to June 24.
CURTIS GRANDERSON: In his last five games, he's batting .438 (7-16) with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored.
BRANDON NIMMO: Is 8-for-his-last-28 (.321) after going 0-4 in his major league debut on June 26 at Atlanta...He has four RBI and scored four times in his last five games...He is the 16th major leaguer born in Wyoming to appear in the majors.
PITCHING: The Mets rank third in the majors in ERA (3.32), have allowed the fewest homers (69) in the majors and issued the second-fewest walks (205).
STEVEN MATZ: Is tied for second among major league rookies with seven wins, third with 79 strikeouts and fourth with a 3.40 ERA (min. 60 innings)...Matz has gone a career-high six straight starts without a win...He is 0-2 with a 5.01 ERA (18 earned runs/32.1 innings) during that span.
WELCOME MATZ: Steven Matz is 3-1 with a 3.43 ERA (15 earned runs/39.1 innings) in seven starts at Citi Field this year...Matz is 5-1 with a 3.06 ERA (18 earned runs/53.0 innings) in nine career starts at home.
JEURYS FAMILIA: Has 29 saves, the most in the majors...Is 29- 29 in save opportunities in 2016...Familia has a franchise record with 29 straight saves to open a season...Since the start of the 2015 season, Famila has 72 saves...Only Mark Melancon has more (75)...Familia has hurled 13.0 scoreless innings with 15 strikeouts dating to June 8.
FIRST-HALF FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia's 29 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 45 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record...It is the sixth-longest streak in major league history)...Brad Lidge is fifth on the list with 47 (2007-2009).
FAMILIA’S FAMILY: Jeurys Familia will welcome 50 foster children and families from Fordestdale in Queens tonight in the second edition of the Familia’s Family presented by Konica Minolta to raise awareness about foster kids in NYC.
REMARKABLE ACHIEVERS: The Mets and NYC Department of Education will honor more than 100 students who have overcome obstacles to graduate high school and are this year’s recipients of the Remarkable Achievement Awards...Students and their families will enjoy a pre-game reception in the Bullpen Plaza and then enjoy the game...In addition, NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen FariƱa will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. 

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