Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 5/10/17

From the Mets


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • 1:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Matt Cain (2-1, 4.70) vs. LHP Tommy Milone (1-0, 6.43) SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM
RECENT METS: New York has won five of its last six games and eight of its last 11 games...The Mets are back at .500 for the first time since they were 8-8 after the game on April 20...New York is 4-1 on this homestand which concludes today.

SERIES NOTES: After winning the first two games of this series, the Mets will look to sweep the Giants in a three-game series for the first time since July 8-10, 2013 at San Francisco...The last time the Mets swept a three-game set from the Giants in New York was July 8-10, 2008...The Mets have now won their last four series.

FIRST-INNING: The Mets have scored in the first inning in eight of their last nine games, including four runs last night...Overall, New York has plated 17 first-inning runs in its last nine games.
MAY: The Mets are 6-2 in May...New York leads the majors with 59 runs scored this month...The Mets also rank eighth in the majors with a .285 batting average this month.
OFFENSE: New York has scored five or more runs in 10 of its last 12 games...The Mets are 8-4 in those games.

TWO-HITTER: Mets pitching combined to allow two hits in last night's win, their lowest total of the season...The last time the Mets allowed two hits or fewer in a game was when Jacob deGrom spun a complete-game one-hitter on July 17, 2016 at Philadelphia.

HOME RUNS: The Mets are tied for sixth in the majors with 45 home runs...The Mets have hit at least one home run in 23 of their 32 games this year...New York has 17 home runs in 19 games at Citi Field this season.

DOUBLES: The Mets have collected 36 doubles since April 27 (12 games), the most in the majors over that span.

T.J. RIVERA: Has six RBI in his last five games...In his last 11 games, Rivera is batting .381 (16-42) with nine runs scored, seven doubles, one home run and seven RBI...Had his second, three-hit game this month last night...Rivera is batting .325 (52- 160) in his major league career (52 games).

MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has started 17 career games in the leadoff spot (all this year) and has hit three leadoff homers... Conforto is hitting .429 (6-14) with five RBI, nine runs scored and six walks in the first-inning this year...In 21 starts this season, Conforto is batting .333 (27-81) with eight home runs, 19 RBI and 20 runs scored.

NEIL WALKER: Is 3-for-9 (.333) with a double, triple and four RBI during this series.

RENÉ RIVERA: Has hit in six straight games, going 12-25 (.480) with six RBI...Rivera has multi-hit games in five of those contests... Overall, he's batting .333 (19-57).

WELCOME: The Mets claimed LHP Tommy Milone off waivers from Milwaukee on May 7...Milone, 30, was 1-0 with one save and a 6.43 ERA (15 earned runs/21.0 innings) in six games, three starts for Milwaukee this season...He issued two walks and struck out 16...Milone is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (one earned run/5.2 innings) in one career start at Citi Field (September 15, 2011 with Washington).

JAY BRUCE: Has nine home runs and 25 RBI in 123 at-bats this year...He had eight home runs and 19 RBI in 169 at-bats with the Mets last year...
Bruce is tied for ninth in the NL with nine homers and is tied for 11th in the NL with 25 RBI...Over his last 19 games, Bruce is batting .280 (21-75) with 12 runs scored, eight doubles, five homers and 17 RBI.

HANSEL ROBLES: Has tossed a career-best 13.1 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts dating to April 13...Lefthanders are 1-19 (.053) vs. him...He has four wins, tied for the seventh-most in the majors and leads all major league relievers.

STRANDED: Jerry Blevins stranded one inherited runner last night...His 15 inherited runners lead the majors...Josh Edgin is second with 14 stranded runners.

REED SETS RECORD: Addison Reed has 22 strikeouts and has not walked a batter this year...He has appeared in 18 games, the most such games without issuing a walk to begin the year in team history.

LUCAS DUDA: Went 2-4 with a home run, one RBI, two runs scored and a walk while playing 9.0 innings at first base last night in fourth rehabilitation game for St. Lucie (A) vs. Lakeland...Duda is 3-13 (.231) with a home run and one RBI in four rehab games.

SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Braves announced a make-up date for the May 4 rainout...The Mets and Braves will now play a split day/night doubleheader on Saturday, June 10...Game one will start at 1:00 p.m. and game two will begin at 6:00 p.m.

2018 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC: The NHL announced that the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres will play the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2018 at CIti Field...The game will air live on NBC...Ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks...The iconic New Year’s Day game has previously been held at Wrigley Field (2009), Fenway Park (2010), Citizens Bank Park (2012), Nationals Park (2015) and Busch Stadium in St. Louis (2017).

GIANTS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 9-13 vs. the Giants at Citi Field during the regular season since 2011...New York lost last year's one-game NL Wild Card Game to San Francisco, 3-0 on October 5 at Citi Field.
2017: 2-0 @NY: 2-0 @SF: 0-0
2016: 4-3 History @NY: 2-1 @NY: @SF: 2-2 @SF:
277-323 148-152 129-171
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Fri., May 12 Sat., May 13 Sun., May 14
RHP Matt Harvey (2-2, 5.14) vs. RHP Matt Garza (1-0, 2.55)
RHP Robert Gsellman (2-2, 6.54) vs. RHP Zach Davies (3-2, 5.60) RHP Jacob deGrom (2-1, 3.80) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (4-2, 5.30)

8:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 7:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 2:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 

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