Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mets Game Notes 4/3/18



PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (1-2)
FIFTH PLACE, NL EAST, -2.5 GB
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
& NLDS WINNERS
LEAGUE & NLDS LEAGUE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS WILD CARD
NEW YORK METS (2-1)
SECOND PLACE, NL EAST, -1.5 GB
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Ben Livey (4-7, 4.26 in 2017) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (5-7, 6.70 in 2017) SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050
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HONORING RUSTY STAUB: Mets Hall of Famer Rusty Staub passed away on Thursday...He would have celebrated his 74th birthday on Sunday...The Mets will wear a patch on the right sleeve on their home and away uniforms during the 2018 season honoring Staub...The patch features his autograph in orange... Staub played for the Mets from 1972-1975 and 1981-1985...He batted .423 in 1973 World Series and slugged three home runs in the 1973 National League Championship Series...In 1975, he became the first Mets player with 100 or more RBI in a season... Staub was in his 19th year as a club ambassador...Staub was well known for his philanthropic endeavors, including establishing the New York Police and Fire Windows' and Children's Benefit Fund.
YESTERDAY'S POSTPONEMENT: Yesterday's game will be rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Monday, July 9 at 4:10 p.m...The second game of the double- header will start approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first game...Only tickets marked “Monday, July 9, 2018 – Game 45” will be valid for admission to the July 9 single- admission doubleheader beginning at 4:10 p.m...For complete information, please visit mets.com/rain.
VS. PHILADELPHIA: The Mets have won 18 of their last 22 series vs. the Phillies...New York is 38-19 vs. Philadelphia since the start of the 2015 campaign...New York has out-homered the Phillies, 102-46 since the start of the 2015 season.
YO PHILLY: Yoenis Céspedes has 14 homers, 34 RBI and has scored 32 runs in 36 career games vs. Philadelphia...He has homered in each of his last two games vs. the Phillies...Last year, he batted .304 (14-46) with five home runs and 12 RBI in 12 games vs. Philadelphia.
MORE CES: Céspedes has four RBI in his first three games...He has 31 home runs in his career in March/April, the most of any month in his career.
ASDRÚBAL CABRERA: Since joining the Mets, Cabrera has batted .388 (54-139) with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 36 games vs. Philadelphia.
REYES VS. THE PHILLIES: José Reyes has 21 career homers vs. the Phillies, his most vs. any club and his 73 career RBI vs. Philadelphia are also the most.
OFFENSE NOTES: New York has scored six total runs in the first two innings this year...The Mets had seven two-out RBI in the three-game series with the Cardinals (scored 16 runs total).
ROSTER MOVE: The New York Mets placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 10-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 1, with a strained left oblique and recalled RHP Hansel Robles from Las Vegas (AAA)...Robles will wear #47 and will be available tonight... He was 7-5 with a 4.92 ERA (31 earned runs/56.2 innings) and 60 strikeouts in 46 games in relief with the Mets in 2017.
MATT HARVEY: Tonight is Harvey's 101st career start (102 career game)...Harvey's 589 strikeouts through his first 100 career games as a Met were third-most in Mets history for a pitcher through his first 100 career games...Trailed Dwight Gooden (749) and Jacob deGrom (675)...Harvey is 7-3 with a 3.07 ERA (23 earned runs/67.1 innings) and 71 strikeouts in 11 career starts vs. the Phillies.
STRIKEOUTS: Mets pitching has recorded 35 strikeouts through three games...That is the most in team history through three games, surpassing the 2005 Mets and their 32 punchouts in the first three games of the year.
JEURYS FAMILIA: Converted a four-out save on Saturday vs. St. Louis, the 107th of his Mets career, tying him with Jesse Orosco for third on the Mets all-time save list...Armando Benitez is second on the list with 160 saves.
FROM ELIAS: Mickey Callaway, 42, is the youngest former major- league pitcher at the time of his debut as a manager since 1952, when 32-year old Fred Hutchinson was named player-manager of the Tigers.
JASON VARGAS: Threw 65 pitches yesterday in a simulated game inside the batting cage at Citi Field...He went up-and- down four times (simulating four innings).
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Took swings against LHP Jason Vargas in the batting cage yesterday.
FACEBOOK GAME: Major League Baseball and Facebook announced a historic agreement to produce and distribute weekly afternoon games for Facebook...A 25-game package starting tomorrow with the Phillies-Mets game which will be available exclusively on Facebook Watch in the United States... In the US, the live video of these 25 games will exclusively be accessible on Facebook Watch and will not be on television or any other digital platform such as MLB.TV or MLB At Bat...MLB Network will produce the games, Game broadcasters will be announced on an on-going basis...Fans who log onto Facebook will search "MLB Live" to watch the game...MLB’s partnership with Facebook furthers the future of the game beyond traditional television...New digital engagement opportunities connect fans through technology.
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VS. PHILADELPHIA
UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING
Wed., April 4 RHP Aaron Nola (0-0, 1.69) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-0, 6.00) 1:10 p.m. (Facebook, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM 

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