Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 7/8/17


From the Mets..... I am posting this on my way to St Louis right now.

NEW YORK METS (39-45)
THIRD PLACE, NL EAST, -11.0 GB
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
& NLDS LEAGUE & NLDS LEAGUE LEAGUE WINNERS CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS WILD CARD
St. LOUIS CARDINALS (41-45) THIRD PLACE, NL CENTRAL, -6.5 GB

Saturday, July 8, 2017 • 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Busch Stadium • St. Louis, MO
RHP Zack Wheeler (3-5, 5.01) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (9-5, 5.48) SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Prior to today's game, the Mets are expected to activate Michael Conforto from the Disabled List... Conforto went 3-4 with two singles, one double, one run scored and one RBI in a rehabilitation game Thursday for St. Lucie (A) vs. Charlotte...He played nine innings in centerfield...He has been on the DL, retroactive to June 28, with a bruised left hand... Conforto ranks seventh in the majors with a .405 on-base percentage and 10th with a .953 OPS...A corresponding roster move will be made prior to the game.

ALL-STAR: Conforto was named to the 2017 National League All- Star team...Conforto was elected on the Player Ballot...He is the 12th Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team...Conforto, 24, is the second-youngest Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team. Strawberry was an All-Star at age 22, 23 and 24.

METSCELLANEOUS: New York snapped its three-game losing streak last night...The Mets have won eight of their last 12...The Mets are 20-21 on the road and have won six of their last nine away from Citi Field...New York improved to 12-12 in one-run games.

ROAD HOMERS: The Mets have hit at least one home run in 36 of their 41 road games this year...The Mets have 78 home runs in 41 games on the road, the most in the majors...New York hit a franchise-record 106 home runs on the road last season.

HOME RUN NOTES: The Mets have hit 41 homers in their last 23 games...Overall, the Mets have 128 home runs, the second-most in the NL and the sixth-most in the majors.

FIRST INNING: The Mets have scored 61 runs in the first inning, the fifth-most in the majors.

JAY BRUCE: Is tied for sixth in the NL with 22 homers...He has 58 RBI, which is 13th in the NL and is 12th with 40 extra-base hits...Bruce is second in the NL with 13 road homers.
FIRST HALF HOMERS: Bruce is the eighth player in team history to hit 22 or more home runs prior to the All-Star break...The last Mets with 22 or more home runs prior to the All-Star break was in 2006 when Carlos Beltrán had 25 first half homers and Carlos Delgado had 22...Bruce's 22 first-half homers are a career-high.
BRUCE IN BUSCH: Jay Bruce has 11 homers, six doubles, three triples and 34 RBI in 61 career games at Busch Stadium...Bruce's 11 homers in Busch Stadium III are tied for the fourth-most by any opposing player who has never played for the Cardinals (Ryan Howard-13, Aramis Ramirez-12 and Joey Votto-12).
GRAND: Curtis Granderson has homered in four of his last nine games and he has six homers and 13 RBI in his last 13 games... Granderson ranks is 10th in the majors since May 1 with a .610 slugging percentage and is 11th in on-base percentage (.404) during that span (min. 200 plate appearances)...Granderson has 12 home runs, 31 RBI and 36 runs scored since May 1...He has 45 career leadoff homers, the most among active players.
ADDISON REED: Has allowed two runs over his 17.0 innings (1.06 ERA) dating to May 29 and surrendered six runs over his last 29.2 innings (1.82 ERA) since May 1...Reed is 15-for-17 in save chances and is tied for eighth in the NL in saves...He has saved nine straight chances..Reed has three saves of four or more outs this year, tied for the fourth-most in the majors.

T.J. RIVERA: Has hit in a career high-tying seven straight games, going 10-25 (.400) with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI...Over his last 20 contests, dating to June 10, Rivera is hitting .348 (24-69) with four doubles, three homers, eight runs scored and 10 RBI.

STRANDED: Josh Edgin is third in the majors, stranding 25 inherited runners while Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas are tied for fourth in the majors, stranding 23 inherited runners.

RISP: The Mets are eighth in the majors with a .355 on-base percentage with runners in scoring position and rank ninth with a .268 batting average with RISP.

JOSÉ REYES: Has homered in back-to-back games...Reyes is hitting .400 (12-30) with four doubles, one triple, two home runs and five RBI in his last nine games...Reyes has 498 stolen bases... He would become the 39th player in major league history with 500 or more stolen bases.
ASDRÚBAL CABRERA: Is hitting .298 (14-47) with a .400 OBP since returning from the DL on June 23...He has two home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored during that span.

LUCAS DUDA: Moved into a tie for eighth place on the Mets all-time home runs list with his 122nd home run with Kevin McReynolds on July 1 vs. Philadelphia...Todd Hundley is seventh on the list with 124 home runs.

FUTURES GAME: Shortstop Amed Rosario and catcher Tomas Nido were named to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game...The game will be Sunday, July 9 at Marlins Park at 4:00 p.m. (ET)... Both will represent the World Team...Rosario is hitting .327 with 16 doubles, seven triples, seven home runs, 52 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 55 runs scored in 83 games for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Nido is batting .246 with 15 doubles, five homers and 39 RBI in 60 games for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.

DRAFT PICKS: The Mets signed their first-round pick LHP David Peterson from the 2017 First-Year Player Draft and assigned him to Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...The Mets signed 32 of their 40 selections, including their first 13 picks.
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AT ST. LOUIS
UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING
Sun., July 9 LHP Steven Matz (2-1, 2.12) vs. RHP Lance Lynn (6-6, 3.87) 2:15 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
METS-CARDINALS NOTES: The Mets are 9-17 in St. Louis since 2009, but 3-1 over the last two years.
2017: 1-0 @NY: 0-0 @STL: 1-0
2016: 3-3 @NY: 1-2 @STL: 2-1
History @NY: @STL:
347-386 173-189 174-197
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