Monday, July 17, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 7/17/17

From the Mets



Monday, July 17, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Adam Wainwright (10-5, 5.20) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (3-6, 4.86) SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

ROSTER MOVE: The Mets have recalled RHP Hansel Robles from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and optioned RHP Chasen Bradford to Las Vegas...Robles will wear #47...He was with the Mets from the start of the year through May 23... The righthander was 4-1 with a 6.23 ERA (15 earned runs/21.2 innings) in 21 contests with New York...He was 0-1 with four saves and a 5.79 ERA (15 earned runs/23.1 innings) in 18 games with the 51s....Robles had tossed 6.2 scoreless innings in his last five outings. with Las Vegas.

ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT: ESPN has selected the Dodgers-Mets game for its national broadcast on August 6 at Citi Field...That game will now start at 8:08 p.m.

METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets are 10-7 in their last 17 contests... New York is 21-25 at home...The club has won five of its last seven home games.
SECOND HALF SCORING: New York has scored 27 runs in its first three games in the second half, the most in franchise history... Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau...The previous best was 23 runs (1985, 1997 and 2002).
POWER BALL: New York is fifth in the majors with a .448 slugging percentage...The Mets are sixth in the majors with 315 extra-base hits.
HOME RUN NOTES: The Mets rank second in the NL and are fifth in the majors with 136 home runs...New York's 129 first-half home runs were the most in franchise history prior to the All-Star Game...The previous record was 122 set last year.

JAY BRUCE: Has hit a home run in four of his last seven games... Bruce is fourth in the NL and tied for ninth in the majors with 24 homers...His 23 first-half home runs was tied for the fourth-most in franchise history...Bruce has 62 RBI, which is tied for 13th in the NL and is tied for ninth with 43 extra-base hits...Bruce has hit in seven straight games, going 11-30 (.367).

T.J. RIVERA: Has hit in a career-best 11 straight games, going 17-40 (.425) with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI... It's the longest by a Mets rookie since Juan Lagares hit in 12 games, August 25-September 7, 2013...Over Rivera's last 24 contests, dating to June 10, he's hitting .369 (31-84) with five doubles, four homers, 12 runs scored and 14 RBI.

ROOKIE LEADER: T.J. Rivera leads NL rookies with a .303 batting average, is third among NL rookies with a .348 on-base percentage, ninth with 25 RBI, tied for seventh with 26 runs scored and eighth with a .459 slugging percentage.

LUCAS DUDA: Hit his 15th home run of the season yesterday...It was his 123rd career homer as a Met, the eighth-most on the club's all-time list (broke a tie with Kevin McReynolds)...Todd Hundley is seventh on the list with 124 career homers as a Met...Duda's 69 home runs at Citi Field are the most in the ballpark's history.
ZACK WHEELER: Tossed 6.0 innings and allowed two runs in his last start, July 8 at St. Louis...Wheeler is 6-1 in 12 starts in the month of July and owns a 2.13 ERA (17 earned runs/71.2 innings).
ADDISON REED: Has allowed two runs over his 18.0 innings (1.00 ERA) dating to May 29 and surrendered six runs over his last 30.2 innings (1.76 ERA) since May 1...Reed is 15-for-17 in save chances and is 11th in the NL in saves...He has saved nine straight chances.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Extended his career-best with his 15th home run on Friday...Conforto has 45 RBI this year, a career- high, topping his 42 RBI from last season...He is eighth in the NL with a .399 on-base percentage and 11th with a .935 OPS.

JOSÉ REYES: Is hitting .400 (20-50) with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and eight RBI in his last 14 games...He has seven multi-hit games in his last 13 contests and one RBI in three straight contests.
CLOSING IN ON 500: Reyes has 499 career stolen bases, including a franchise record 390 with the Mets...He would become the 39th player in major league history with 500 or more stolen bases.
SECOND-HALF YO: Yoenis Céspedes is 5-9 (.556) in the second half...Last year he had 10 homers and 34 RBI in 52 games after the All-Star break and in 2015, he hit .283 with 22 homers and 54 RBI in 71 games in the second half.
GRAND: Curtis Granderson has six homers, 13 RBI and 15 runs scored in his last 18 games...Granderson ranks is ninth in the NL since May 1 with a .580 slugging percentage and is 11th in the in the NL in on-base percentage (.393) during that span (min. 200 plate appearances)...He has 45 career leadoff home runs, the most among active players.

JOSH SMOKER: Will continue his rehabilitation with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League tonight...Smoker has worked 4.1 innings in four rehabilitation appearances allowing six hits and two runs...He was placed on the DL on June 14 with a left shoulder strain.

NO FEES PROMO: The Mets announced they will pick up ticket fees for all remaining home games through Thursday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m. as part of the popular “No Fees” promotion...This limited time offer applies to all 34 remaining regular season home games...Tickets can be purchased at or by phone 718-507-TIXX.
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Tue., July 18 Wed., July 19 Thurs., July 20
RHP Michael Wacha (6-3, 4.10) vs. RHP Rafael Montero (1-5, 5.77) RHP Mike Leake (6-7, 3.14) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (10-3, 3.48) RHP Lance Lynn (8-6, 3.40) vs. RHP Seth Lugo (4-2, 4.50)
7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
7:10 p.m. (SNY, ESPN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 12:10 p.m. (SNY, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 

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