Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 7/30/17

Aloha from Me....Game note from the Mets

NEW YORk METS (48-54)




Sunday, July 30, 2017 • 4:10 p.m. (ET)
Safeco Field • Seattle, WA
RHP Seth Lugo (5-2, 4.10) vs. LHP James Paxton (10-3, 2.84) PIX11 • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets are 7-4 in their last 11 games... New York is 3-3 on its season high-tying 10-game road 
trip (San Diego, Seattle, Colorado)...The Mets are 17-13 in their last 30 games...The Mets are 23-26 on the road...New York has five come-from-behind wins in their last 10 games...The Mets are 10- 19 in day games and 12-10 vs. lefthanded starters this year.

INTERLEAGUE: New York is 6-4 vs. the AL this year...Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 184-168...The .523 Interleague winning percentage is the best all-time among NL clubs.

SECOND-HALF: The Mets are 9-7 since the All-Star break, tied for sixth-most wins in the majors...New York has scored 83 runs in the second-half, the fourth-most in the majors.

SERIES NOTES: The Mets are 5-4 in rubber games this year, including 3-1 on the road...New York is 2-0-2 in its last four s

WELCOME HOME: Michael Conforto, the Seattle native, is 3-9 (.333) with two home runs and three RBI during this series... Conforto is tied for the most homers in the majors with seven homers after the break with Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton and J.D. Martinez...Conforto is the second Met age 24 or younger to hit 20 or more home runs before the end of July...David Wright (age 23) in 2006 is the other...Conforto has four multi-home run games this year (April 29, May 23, July 21 and July 28)...He is the first Mets hitter to have four multi-home run games in a season out of the leadoff spot in the batting order...His 21 home runs extend his career-best.

MORE MIKE: Conforto is hitting .313 (20-64) with five doubles, seven homers, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored since the All-Star break (16 games)...He is eighth in the NL with a .398 on-base percentage, eighth with a .581 slugging percentage and sixth with a .980 OPS.

ROAD HOMERS: The Mets have hit at least one home run in 42 of their 49 road games this year...The Mets have 86 home runs in 49 games on the road, the second-most in the majors...Houston is first with 91...New York hit a franchise-record 106 home runs on the road last season.

HOME RUN NOTES: The Mets are third in the NL and tied for fifth in the majors with 152 home runs...Mets outfielders have combined to hit 68 home runs, tied for the most in the majors with Miami.

YO VS. SEATTLE: Yoenis Céspedes has 18 homers and 39 RBI vs. Seattle, the most vs. any opponent in his career.

WILMER FLORES: Has four home runs and seven RBI over his last 10 games...Flores is hitting .323 (10-31) during that 
span... Flores is batting .289 (22-76) with four home runs vs. lefthanded pitching this season...Since the beginning of 2016, Flores is hitting .318 (56-176) with 15 home runs vs. lefthanded pitching.

GRAND: Curtis Granderson tied his career-high with three walks yesterday...It was the 14th time he's walked three times in a game.

SETH LUGO: The Mets have won 13 of Lugo's last 15 starts dating to August 25, 2016...Lugo is 10-2 with a 3.40 ERA (34 earned runs/90.0 innings pitched) over that 15-start span...Lugo is 7-2 with a 3.69 ERA (26 earned runs/63.1 innings) in 14 career games, nine starts on the road...Lugo has pitched at least 5.0 innings in each of his 16 starts in the major leagues...The only other Mets pitchers to go 5.0 innings or longer in each of the first 16 starts of their career were Matt Harvey (first 44 starts) and Bill Pulsipher (first 17 starts).

THE PEN: New York's bullpen tossed 6.1 scoreless innings during this series...The pen is 4-0 with five saves and a 2.37 ERA (10 earned runs/38.0 innings) since July 18.

ADDISON REED: Has saved 13 straight chances and is 19-for-21 in save opportunities...He is eighth in the NL in saves... Reed’s 8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season (48 strikeouts, six walks) is the fourth-highest among pitchers with 15 or more saves this year...Reed has allowed four runs in his last 23.1 innings (1.54 ERA) and eight runs over his last 36.0 innings (2.00 ERA).

deNOTES: Jacob deGrom registered his eighth double-digit strikeout game this year yesterday...That is tied for the sixth- most such games in a single season in team history and the most since David Cone also had eight games with 10 or more strikeouts in 1992.

ASDRÚBAL CABRERA: Is batting .302 (19-63) with four doubles, one homer, six RBI and 12 runs scored since the All-Star break (16 games)...Cabrera has gone 10-26 (.385) in the first six games of this road trip.

JOSÉ REYES: Is hitting .313 (30-96) with eight doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 RBI and 12 runs scored in his last 27 games (since June 27)...Over his last 37 games, dating to June 16, Reyes is batting .292 (38-130) with eight doubles, four triples, six home runs, 19 RBI and 16 runs scored...Swiped his 500th career stolen base on Monday.

JAY BRUCE: Has seven homers and 17 RBI over his last 19 contests dating to July 4...Bruce is tied for third in the NL and tied for seventh in the majors with 27 homers...Bruce is tied for fifth in the NL with seven home runs in the month of July...He also has 18 RBI this month, tied for the eighth-most in the NL.

AJ RAMOS: Has recorded 92 saves over the last three seasons (32 in 2015, 40 in 2016, 20 in 2017), the fifth-most in the majors behind Kenley Jansen (110), Mark Melancon (109), Jeurys Familia (97) and Craig Kimbrel (95).
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Tue., Aug. 1 Wed., Aug 2 Thur., Aug. 3
LHP Steven Matz (2-4, 5.51) vs. RHP Je Ho man (6-3, 5.58) RHP Chris Flexen (0-1, 9.00) vs. TBA
RHP Rafael Montero (1-7, 5.56) vs. TBA

8:40 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 8:40 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 3:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 

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