Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 5/10/17

From the Mets


MILWAUKEE BREWERS (27-24) FIRST PLACE, NL CENTRAL, +1.5 GA
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
& NLDS WINNERS
LEAGUE & NLDS LEAGUE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS WILD CARD
NEW YORK METS (22-27) TIED FOR SECOND PLACE, NL EAST, -8.5 GB

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Zach Davies (5-3, 5.33) vs. RHP Tyler Pill (0-1, 13.50) SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets have won three of their last four games and are 6-4 in their last 10 games...The Mets are fourth in the majors with 147 runs scored this month...New York is 12-15 at home this year...The Mets have won six of their last nine series.

VS. BREWERS: The Mets have won six straight home games vs. Milwaukee, equaling their longest current home winning streak vs. a National League team (also vs. Cincinnati)...The Mets have a longer home winning streak vs. Toronto (11 games) and have also won six straight home games vs. Baltimore...Jay Bruce has 35 homers and 86 RBI during his career vs. Milwaukee, his most vs. any club...Neil Walker has 13 home runs and 53 RBI in his career vs. the Brewers, the second-most totals in each category in his career vs. any team.

PITCHING IN: New York's pitching staff has held its opponents to two runs or fewer in three of its last four games.


HOME RUNS: New York sixth in the NL with 67 home runs...The Mets have hit 12 homers in their last eight games and six homers in their last five home games. RISP: New York leads the majors with a .394 on-base percentage with runners in scoring position...The Mets are second in batting average (.310) with RISP.

BASES LOADED: Robert Gsellman walked with the bases loaded yesterday...The Mets have drawn eight walks this year with the bases full...Only Seattle (10) has more...New York ranks third in the majors with a .397 on-base percentage with the bases loaded.

CURTIS GRANDERSON: Is five hits shy of 1,600 for his career... Has at least one hit in 13 of his last 17 games, going 16-56 (.286) with six doubles, two homers and nine RBI in those 17 games... Granderson is tied for third in the NL with nine doubles this month.

WALKER MILESTONES: Neil Walker collected his 500th career RBI Friday night and is two hits shy of 1,000 for his career.

SKYWALKER: Neil Walker is hitting .330 (32-97) with eight doubles, one triple, four home runs, 18 RBI and 18 runs scored in 23 games in May...He has a .381 on-base percentage this month...Walker is tied for fifth in the NL in doubles, eighth in batting average (.330) and tied for 11th in RBI (18) in May.

WILMER FLORES: Went 3-4 yesterday...Flores has started 13 games this month and has nine multi-hit games...Flores is batting .393 (24-61) this month...His .393 batting average is the second- highest in the majors in May, behind Houston's Marwin Gonzalez (.397)...Minimum 45 plate appearances...Overall, Flores is batting .313 (30-96) with 14 RBI.

LUCAS DUDA: Is 11-27 (.407) with four doubles, three home runs, nine RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games...Duda has reached base safely in every game he's played this month (16 games) for a .415 on-base percentage...Duda has driven in at least one run in four of his last five games (six RBI total).

JAY BRUCE: Is 8-27 (.296) with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over his last seven contests...He's driven in at least one run in three of his last four games (four RBI total) and is tied for 11th in the NL this month with 18 RBI.
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MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has five home runs, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored in his last 13 games...Conforto has hit safely in his last 10 games at Citi Field...He's hitting .441 (15-34) during that span... The last Mets player with a double-digit home hitting streak was Juan Lagares (14 games, April 13-May 3, 2015...Conforto has a career-best 13 home runs this year...He is tied for seventh in the NL with 13 home runs...Ranks sixth in the majors with a 1.066 OPS, 10th with a .412 on-base percentage, tied for ninth with 36 runs scored and ninth in the NL with a .320 batting average.

WHAT A MONTH: Conforto is tied for first in the NL in extra-base hits (16) this month, second in runs scored (25), sixth in on-base percentage (.423), tied for fourth in home runs (seven), and tied for seventh in RBI (20).

TYLER PILL: Will make his first major league start tonight...Suffered the loss in relief on Saturday in Pittsburgh in his first major league outing...He turned 27 yesterday...Pill was leading the Pacific Coast League with a 1.96 ERA (10 earned runs/46.0 innings) at the time his contract was selected...He began the year without permitting an earned run in his first 34.1 innings with Binghamton (AA) and Las Vegas...Pill's older brother, Brett, played in 111 games with the San Francisco Giants from 2011-2013.

PAUL SEWALD: Has allowed three runs in his last 20.0 innings (1.35 ERA) and has 23 strikeouts in his last 16.0 innings (12.94 strikeouts per nine innings).

IN THE MINORS: Amed Rosario has a 16-game hitting streak for Las Vegas...Rosario is hitting .356 (26-73) during the streak... Rosario is sixth in the Pacific Coast League with a .354 batting average, second with 73 hits and fifth in total bases (107)... Rosario has 13 doubles, three triples, five homers, 37 RBI and 32 runs scored in 50 games for the 51s.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Zack Wheeler celebrates his 27th birthday and Fernando Salas turns 32 today.
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VS. MILWAUKEE
UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING
Wed., May 31 RHP Junior Guerra (0-0, 3.12) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (4-1, 3.23) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) Thurs., June 1 RHP Chase Anderson (3-1, 3.72) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (3-2, 3.83) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 

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