Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Post Game Notes from 4/3/18

Matt Harvey: Tossed 5.0 shutout innings and notched five strikeouts...The five strikeouts were the most by Harvey since he also had five strikeouts on June 14 last year vs. the Cubs...Harvey had one outing last year where he worked 5.0 or more innings and did not allow a run (June 9 at Atlanta).

More Matt: Matt Harvey has 40 career starts where he's allowed one run or fewer...That is tied for the fifth-most starts among pitchers in their first 102 games dating to 1908...Below is the list.

Jacob deGrom                             45 starts
Dwight Gooden                           44 starts
Clayton Kershaw                         42 starts
Kyle Hendricks                             41 starts
Matt Harvey                                  40 starts
Chris Archer                                 40 starts
Stephen Strasburg                      40 starts

Seth Lugo: Retired all six hitters he faced, four via strikeout...He threw 22 pitches, 19 for strikes...He earned his first career hold.

Jeurys Familia: Moved into sole possession of third place on the club's all-time saves list with his 108th save, moving past Jesse Orosco...Armando Benitez is second with 160 and John Franco is first with 276 saves...Familia is two-for-two in save chances this year.

Jerry Blevins: Picked up the win tonight...Has won his last seven decisions, dating to April 10, 2017, tying his career-high...Blevins also won seven straight decisions from September 23, 2012-April 6, 2014.

Shutouts: The Mets posted their first shut out of the year while the Phillies were blanked for the first time this year...New York had five shutouts last year.

Mets Strikeouts: Mets pitching has recorded 46 strikeouts through four games...That is the most in team history through four games, surpassing the 2005 Mets and their 42 punchouts in the first four games of the year.

Travis d'Arnaud: Has one RBI in each of his first two games.

Mets catchers: Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki have combined to hit .333 (4-12) with four runs scored, one double, one home run, three RBI and four walks this year.

Two-Out RBI: With Travis d'Arnaud's two-out RBI, the Mets have recorded eight two-out RBI in their first four games (scored 18 runs total).

Rhys Hoskins: Went 1-4 tonight...Hoskins has hit safely in every game this year for the Phillies, going 6-14 (.429).

Ben Lively: Has made four of his 16 career starts vs. the Mets...He has posted a 2.52 ERA (seven earned runs/25.0 innings) in those starts.

                                                                1      2     3     4     5     6      7     8     9             R     H     E  LOB
PHILLIES                                            0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0             0     3     0      7
METS                                                   0     0     0     0     0     2     0     0      x              2      7      1      7

Winning Pitcher: Jerry Blevins (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Ben Lively (0-1)
Save: Jeurys Familia (2)

Phillies: None
Mets: None

Time: 2:51                             Attendance: 21,397

Upcoming Pitching vs. Philadelphia
Wed., April 4          RHP Aaron Nola (0-0, 1.69)  vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-0, 6.00) 1:10 p.m. (Facebook, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)

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