Friday, June 17, 2016

Today's Mets Game Notes

METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets have won two straight...New York is 5-5 in its last 10 games.
HOME: New York is 2-1 on its eight-game homestand...The Mets are 16-9 in their last 24 games at Citi Field and 17-13 at home overall this season.
VS. ATLANTA: The Mets are 5-1 vs. Atlanta this year and 10-3 vs. the Braves in their last 13 match-ups dating to September 10, 2015, including 3-3 at Citi Field...Seven of New York's next nine games are against the Braves.
HOME RUNS: The Mets have hit 88 homers, the second-most in the NL and the sixth-most in the majors...New York is 31-13 when they hit a homer...The Mets have 12 games with three or more homers (including last night), tied with Washington and Toronto for the second-most in the majors this year...Baltimore is first with 15 such games.
GRAND START: Curtis Granderson hit his 17th leadoff homer as a member of the Mets last night to establish a franchise record... Passed Jose Reyes, who had 16...It was his sixth leadoff homer this year, one shy of his own single-season club record which he set last year...Granderson leads the majors with 17 leadoff homers since the start of 2014 season...Granderson leads active players and is sixth all-time with 41 career leadoff homers... Brady Anderson is fifth on the list with 44.
BACK-TO-BACK: Neil Walker and Michael Conforto hit back- to-back home runs last night vs. Pittsburgh...It was the eighth time the Mets have gone back-to-back...The eight back-to-back homers are the third-most in the majors this year, behind the Orioles (10) and Nationals (nine)...Research from Elias...The club record for a single season is 13 (2000).
CURTIS GRANDERSON: Has four homers, five RBI, two doubles, one triple, eight runs scored and is hitting .326 (14-43) with a .383 OBP since June 5.
NEIL WALKER: Returned to the lineup last night after missing three games due to his back and hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI...It was his 14th home run this year, which is tied for second among major league second basemen...Walker had 16 homers last year...His career-best is 23 home runs in 2014...Walker also is tied for fifth among NL second basemen with 28 RBI.
YO!: Yoenis Cespedes is 12-for-his-last-31 (.387) with a homer and four RBI...Cespedes is fifth in the NL and tied for 11th in the majors with 16 home runs...He has four RBI in his last seven contests...He is sixth in the NL with a .567 slugging percentage.
ALL-STAR VOTES: Major League Baseball released its latest fan balloting update on Wednesday for the 2016 All-Star Game... Yoenis Cespedes has 1,395,577 votes and is currently among the starting outfielders.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Hit his 10th home run of the year last night in his 58th game...Conforto had nine homers in 56 games last year. 

PITCHING: The Mets rank second in the majors with a 3.14 team ERA...The staff has allowed 52 homers, the second-fewest in the majors and issued 159 walks, the second-fewest in the majors...The staff's 1.20 WHIP is the fourth-lowest in the majors.
NO FREE PASS: New York's staff has gone 19.0 straight innings without issuing a walk...The Mets have had a major league- leading 14 games this year without issuing a free pass...The club record is 23 such games set last year.
MATT HARVEY: Has allowed two earned runs over his last 20.0 innings (0.90 ERA) dating to May 30...Harvey has allowed eight hits, issued three walks and struck out 17 during that stretch... Opponents are hitting .127 during that span...In a three start stretch from May 13-24, Harvey went 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA (16 earned runs/13.1 innings).
JEURYS FAMILIA: Has 22 saves, the most in the majors... Is 22-22 in save opportunities in 2016...Familia has saved 38 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record...It is the second-longest active streak in the major leagues (Arizona’s Brad Ziegler has saved 41 straight opportunities)...Familia's 22 consecutive saves to open the season is the second-longest streak to open a season in franchise history...Armando Benitez (24 in 2001) holds the record.
JERRY BLEVINS: Has not allowed a run in his last 17 outings (9.1 innings)...Blevins is unscored upon in 24 of his 27 appearances... He has stranded 18 of 20 inherited runners, the third-best percentage among NL relievers.
TRAVIS d'ARNAUD: Went 0-1 and caught 3.0 innings last night for St. Lucie at Tampa before the game was postponed due to rain...D'Arnaud is hitting .300 (9-30) with two doubles, five RBI, three runs scored and nine walks in nine rehabilitation games... He will DH tonight for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and catch the next two games...D'Arnaud has been on the 15-Day DL since April 26 with a right rotator cuff strain.
BROOKLYN CYCLONES: The Brooklyn Cyclones will begin their New York-Penn League season tonight vs. the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park...RHP Gabriel Llanes will be Brooklyn's Opening Night starter...Llanes was 4-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 11 starts last year between the Gulf Coast Mets and Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League.
WALLY BACKMAN: Will manage the Pacific Coast League All- Stars against the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 13 at Charlotte. 

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