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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 5/25/17

                                Thursday, May 25, 2017 • 7:10 p.m. Citi Field • Flushing, NY

                                       RHP Dinelson Lamet (ML debut) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.56)
                                                SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets are 7-4 in their last 11 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 games overall...New York is third in the majors with 121 runs scored this month.
SERIES NOTES: New York is 2-1 in rubber games this season, including 1-1 at home...The Mets have won three straight home series.
FIRST THINGS FIRST: The Mets are second in the majors with 43 runs scored in the first inning...Milwaukee is first (45)...Michael Conforto is hitting .520 (13-25) with six homers, 11 RBI and 14 runs scored in the first inning this year...He leads the NL with four leadoff homers.

MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has reached base safely in eight of his 10 plate appearances during this series (two homers, three singles, two walks, and a hit by pitch)...Conforto has five home runs and 11 RBI in his last nine games...He has a career-best 13 home runs in 132 at-bats this year...He had 12 homers last year in 304 at-bats.

RANKINGS: Conforto is tied for third in the NL and tied for seventh in the majors with 13 home runs...Ranks third in the majors with a 1.149 OPS, seventh with a .437 on-base percentage, sixth with a .341 batting average and tied for sixth with 35 runs scored...He scored nine times in his last five games and 18 times in his last 14 contests.

WHAT A MONTH: Conforto leads the NL in slugging (.750) this month, is tied for the most runs scored (24), is first in extra-base hits (15), is fourth in batting average (.355), tied for third in home runs (seven), tied for third in RBI (19) and second in on-base percentage (.467).

d'ARNAUD BROTHERS: Both Travis d'Arnaud (Mets) and Chase d'Arnaud (Padres) were used as pinch-hitters last night...It's the first time a pair of brothers were both used as pinch-hitters in the same game since Melvin Upton Jr. and Justin Upton were both used as pinch-hitters for San Diego on June 11, 2015...The last time a pair of brothers were used as pinch-hitters for opposing teams in the same game was July 20, 2013 when Scott Hairston was used as pinch-hitter for Washington 
and Jerry Hairston Jr. pinch- hit for the Dodgers...Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.

WILMER FLORES: Went 2-4 with three RBI last night...Flores has multi-hit efforts in three of his last four starts...He's hitting .440 (11-25) in his last seven games...In his last 14 games, Flores is batting .442 (19-43) with five doubles, one home run and nine RBI...Is batting .396 (21-53) in 18 games since being activated off the Disabled List on May 3...Overall, he's batting .307 with 14 RBI in 30 games.

HOME RUNS: The Mets are fifth in the NL with 60 home runs... The Mets have hit at least one home run in 33 of their 44 games this year...New York has five homers in its last three games.

JACOB deGROM: Has 67 strikeouts in his last 43.2 innings, spanning seven starts (13.81 strikeouts per nine innings)... DeGrom is second in the NL and tied for fourth in the majors in strikeouts with 76...Only Chris Sale (101), Zack Greinke (78) and Chris Archer (77) have more...DeGrom has four double-digit strikeout games in his last seven starts...DeGrom's four double- digit strikeout games are already tied for the second-most in a single-season in his career with 2014...He had five games with 10 or more strikeouts in 2015.

IN deCITI: Jacob deGrom Is 17-11 with a 1.97 ERA (59 earned/269.1 innings in 42 career home starts at Citi Field...His 1.97 home ERA is the second-lowest in the majors since 2014 (min. 250.0 home innings)...Trails Clayton Kershaw (1.58 ERA)...In three home starts this season, deGrom is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA (six earned runs/24.2 innings).

NEIL WALKER: Is hitting .329 (26-79) with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored in 20 games in May...He has a .384 on-base percentage this month.

RISP: New York ranks second in the majors with a .322 (102-317) batting average with runners in scoring position this year...The club leads the majors with a .409 on-base percentage with RISP.

STRANDED: Jerry Blevins and Josh Edgin each have stranded 19 inherited runners to tie for the major league lead...Blevins has stranded 66 inherited runners over the last two seasons, the most in the majors.

ASDRÚBAL CABRERA: Went 1-3 and played all 7.0 innings at shortstop in the first game of a doubleheader for Binghamton (AA) at Richmond last night...He started at shortstop in the second game of the twinbill and went 1-2 while playing 3.0 innings at shortstop...Cabrera has been on the Disabled List since May 14 with a sprained left thumb.

$4 for 30: The Mets encourage fans to vote for Michael Conforto for the 2017 All-Star Game with a "4 for $30" ticket promotion for games during the May 29-June 4 homestand vs. the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates...This offer includes four tickets to any of the seven games during the homestand in the Promenade Outfield seating area, subject to availability...Fans can take advantage of this limited time offer online only now through Sunday’s June 4 game at
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Neil Ramirez turns 28 today.
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Fri., May 26 Sat., May 27 Sun., May 28
RHP Zack Wheeler (3-2, 3.74) vs. RHP Chad Kuhl (1-4, 5.85) TBA vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (2-5, 3.36)
RHP Matt Harvey (3-3, 5.36) vs. RHP Tyler Glasnow (2-3, 6.69)

7:05 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 7:15 p.m. (FOX, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 8:08 p.m. (ESPN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 

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