Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mets Game Notes 5/19/18 Flexen and Nido Recalled....

Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
LHP Patrick Corbin (4-1, 2.53) vs. LHP Steven Matz (1-3, 3.86)
PIX11 • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

ROSTER MOVES: Prior to tonight's game, the Mets recalled RHP Chris Flexen and catcher Tomás Nido from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, optioned LHP Buddy Baumann to Las Vegas (AAA) and designated catcher Jose Lobaton for assignment...Flexen will wear #64 and Nido will wear #3 and both will be available for tonight’s game vs. Arizona...Flexen, 23, was 3-3 with a 3.40 ERA (15 earned runs/39.2 innings) in eight games, seven starts for the 51s this season...He allowed 48 hits, issued 11 walks and struck out 31...He made his major league debut last year and went 3-6 with a 7.88 ERA (42 earned runs/48.0 innings) in 14 games, nine starts for the Mets...Nido, 24, began the year at Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and hit .278 (5-18) with five RBI in five games for the Rumble Ponies...He was recalled on April 11 and was with the team until he was optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) on May 9...Nido hit .135 (5-37) with one double and one RBI in 17 games for the Mets this year...Nido batted .300 (3- 10) in five games with the Mets in 2017.
METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets are 3-2 in their last five games, including 2-1 on this homestand...The Mets are 4-6 in their last 10 games and after starting the year 11-1, the club has gone 10-18... New York is 9-11 at home.
A ROYAL CONGRATS: New York would like to congratulate Mets fan Prince Harry on his marriage today to Meghan Markle... Prince Harry threw out the first pitch at Citi Field before a Twins- Mets game on June 26, 2010...Prince Harry was in NYC to forge greater links between British and American organizations to help injured military personnel.
16 K, 0 BB GAME: Last night New York's pitching staff combined to strike out 16 batters without issuing a walk...It was the fifth time in franchise history, the Mets staff had 16 or more strikeouts without issuing a walk...It was last done on October 3, 2015 vs. Washington in game two of a doubleheader (18 strikeouts, 0 walks).
deGROMINATE: Jacob deGrom tied his career-high with 13 strikeouts and did not issue a walk...He was the sixth pitcher in franchise history to notch 13 or more strikeouts without issuing a walk, joining Tom Seaver (twice), Dwight Gooden (twice), Sid Fernandez (twice), David Cone and Chris Capuano...DeGrom has allowed one or fewer runs in 52 of his 116 career starts (45 percent), the most such starts since 1908 in a pitcher's first 116 games...Last night was deGrom's 24th career double-digit strikeout game, tied for the fifth-most in team history and the sixth-most in major league history through a pitcher's first 116 career games.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Tied a career-high with four hits last night...It was his second career four-hit game (July 25, 2015 vs. Los Angeles-NL)...Over his last seven games, Conforto is batting .357 (10-28) with one double, two homers, five RBI and two runs scored...In his last four home games vs. Arizona, is 8-14 (.571) with a homer and five RBI.
ASDRÚBAL CABRERA: Is 10th in the National League with a .312 batting average...He is 13th in the NL with a .526 slugging percentage, is tied for 12th with 20 extra-base hits and tied for fifth in the NL with 13 doubles...Cabrera is hitting .310 (31-100) with nine doubles, three homers, 19 RBI and 11 runs scored over his last 25 games.
HONORING RUSTY STAUB: Mets Hall of Famer Rusty Staub passed away on March 29 at age 73... The Mets will wear a patch on the right sleeve on their home and away uniforms during the 2018 season honoring Staub...A six-time All-Star, he had 2,716 hits and 292 homers during his 23-year career.
DBACKS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 3-11 vs. Arizona over the last three years after going 17-10 vs. the DBacks from 2012-2015.
2018: 1-0 @NY: 1-0 @ARI: 0-0
2017: 1-6 @NY: 1-3 @ARI: 0-3
History @NY: @ARI:
70-70 34-37 36-33
STEVEN MATZ: Has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all seven starts this season...He has allowed two earned runs over his last two starts (11.0 innings)...In each of Matz' last two starts, he has surrendered a solo home run in the first inning, then held his opponent scoreless over the remainder of his outing.
JEURYS FAMILIA: Is tied for fourth in the majors with 12 saves... Familia has 112 saves since 2015, the third-most in the majors during that span...He is unscored upon in 17 of his 20 outings.
SETH LUGO: Has not allowed a run in a career-high 11.0 innings dating to May 1...Lugo has 13 strikeouts during that span...He has held lefties to a .071 (3-42) batting average, the lowest mark in the majors (min. 40 at-bats).
BRANDON NIMMO: Has a .434 on-base percentage, the fourth- highest in the majors (min. 50 at-bats)...Nimmo is batting .261 (12-46) in 13 starts this season...He has posted a .538 on-base percentage from the leadoff spot in the first inning this season, reaching in his first plate appearance in seven of the 13 games he’s batted first for New York...Has come around to score in the opening frame six of the seven times he has been on base in the first inning...He is tied for fourth in the majors with three triples.
DEVIN MESORACO: Has scored five times, driven in three runs, hit two homers and has a .500 slugging percentage in six games with the Mets since he was acquired from the Reds on May 8.
PAT SHURMUR: New York Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur will throw out tomorrow's ceremonial first pitch...Shurmur will be available to the media in the Mets dugout at 12:15 p.m.
STAR WARS NIGHT: The first 25,000 fans will receive a Mr. Met as Han Solo bobblehead tonight...There will be special Star Wars themed activities during the game on the scoreboard and costumed characters during the game.
EQUIPMENT DRIVE: The Mets are teaming up with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund for their annual Equipment Drive at Citi Field on Sunday, May 20...Any individual that donates either three baseballs, three softballs, a glove, a helmet, set of catcher’s equipment or bat will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to select Mets home games in 2018...Items most in need are: baseballs, softballs, bats, gloves, catcher’s equipment and helmets.
Sun., May 20 RHP Clay Buchholtz (0-0, ---) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-1, 3.14) 1:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)

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