Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 5/6/17

From the Mets

Saturday, May 6, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (Season debut) vs. RHP Robert Gsellman (1-2, 6.75) SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM
RECENT METS: New York has won five of its last seven games... The Mets have lost 12 of their last 18 contests.

HIGH FIVE: The Mets have scored five or more runs in eight straight games...It's the club's longest such streak since they did it in 12 consecutive games from August 11-24, 2007.

SEVEN HEAVEN: Additionally, the Mets have scored at least seven runs in each of their last four games...The last time New York scored seven runs or more in more than four straight games was September 18-23, 2007, when they accomplished the feat in six consecutive contests.

COMEBACK: The Mets overcame a six-run deficit last night (trailed 7-1 after the top of the fourth) to win 8-7...It's tied for the fourth-largest deficit overcome in franchise history...The last time the Mets overcame a six-run deficit to win a game was July 4, 2016, also against the Marlins...The Mets trailed 6-0 after the top of the fourth inning in that game before coming back to win 8-6.

COMEBACK WINS: Seven of New York's 13 wins this year (54 percent) have been come-from-behind victories.

FIRST-INNING: The Mets have scored in the first-inning in each of their last five games (seven runs total).

ONE-RUN DECISIONS: The Mets improved to 5-3 in one-run decisions this year with last night's 8-7 win.

AT HOME: The Mets are 5-10 at home this season...Last night's win snapped a six-game home losing streak.
HOME RUNS: The Mets are tied for fourth in the majors with 44 home runs...Milwaukee is first (49), Washington is second (46) and the Yankees are third (45)...The Mets have hit at least one home run in 22 of their 28 games this year.
METS OUTFIELDERS: Have combined for 24 home runs this year, the second-most the majors behind the Yankees (25)...The Mets have 57 RBI from their outfielders this year which is tied for second in the majors with the Yankees...Miami is first with 60.
T.J. RIVERA: Hit his first home run of the season with his solo shot in the first inning last night...Tied the game in the seventh inning with a two-run double...Finished the game with a career-high tying three RBI (second time in his career - also September 13, 2016 at Washington)...In his last seven games, Rivera is batting .407 (11-27) with six runs scored, five doubles, one home run and four RBI...Rivera is 5-for-his-last-9 (.556) with three doubles and one homer.

JOSÉ REYES: Has reached base safely in 11 straight games (.413 OBP)...He's batting .333 (13-39) with seven extra-base hits and 10 RBI during that span...Reyes has also scored 10 runs, walked six times and struck out only once in his last 11 games...Reyes moved into 10th place on the club's all-time RBI list with 457, one ahead of Kevin McReynolds on Wednesday in Atlanta...Keith Hernandez is ninth with 468 RBI.
JAY BRUCE: Has nine home runs and 22 RBI in 105 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 sixth in the majors and tied for fourth in the NL with nine homers and is tied for 12th in the NL with 22 RBI...Over his last 15 games, Bruce is batting .298 (17-57) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, five homers and 14 RBI.
LEADING OFF: Michael Conforto has started 13 career games in the leadoff spot (all this year) and has hit three leadoff homers... His three leadoff homers are most in the National League and tied for the second-most in the major leagues (George Springer has four)...Conforto is hitting .545 (6-11) with four RBI, seven runs scored and four walks in the first-inning this year...In his 13 games in the leadoff spot, Conforto is batting .370 (20-54) with six home runs, 13 RBI, 14 runs scored, eight walks and a .452 on-base percentage.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has hit five home runs in his last 12 contests...He has seven home runs and 18 RBI in 74 at-bats after finishing 2016 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 304 at-bats...In 17 starts this season, Conforto is batting .358 (24-67) with seven home runs, 16 RBI and 15 runs scored.
GRANDY: Curtis Granderson has two doubles, one homer and three RBI in his last two games while going 3-8 (.375)...Last night's home run was the 295th of his career.
HANSEL ROBLES: Has tossed 11.1 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts dating to April 13...Lefthanders are 1-10 (.053) vs. him... He has four wins, tied for the third-most in the majors and leads all major league relievers.
STRANDED: Jerry Blevins leads the majors stranding 14 inherited runners while Josh Edgin ranks second in the majors, stranding 13 inherited runners.
BRANDON NIMMO: Was 1-4 with a walk and played 9.0 innings in rightfield last night for Las Vegas (AAA) vs. Tacoma...Nimmo has batted .143 (5-35) with four runs scored, one homer and five RBI in nine rehabilitation games.
TERRY COLLINS: Managed his 1,000th game with the Mets last night...Only Bobby Valentine (1,003 games) and Davey Johnson (1,012 games) have managed more Mets games.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIE: Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays turns 86 today...Mays spent his final two years in the majors with the Mets (1972-1973)...He hit 14 of his 660 career home runs with New York...Mays later coached with the Mets from 1974-1979.
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Sun., May 7 RHP José Ureña (0-0, 2.35) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (2-2, 5.14) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 

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