Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mets Win 4 in a Row: Post Game Notes 5/21/18

Mets 2, Marlins 0
Monday, May 21, 2018
Marlins (17-30) vs. Mets (24-19)

Metscellaneous: The Mets have won four-straight, improving to 5-1 on this homestand and 6-2 in their last eight games...New York’s four-consecutive home wins marks the team’s longest home winning streak this season...Moved to 12-11 at home overall this season...The Mets are 12-8 in divisional matchups this season, second-best among NL East clubs (Atlanta is 19-9 within the division).

vs. Miami: The Mets are 4-0 against the Marlins this season...In those four games, the Mets have posted a 2.00 ERA (eight earned runs/36.0 innings), including a 1.50 ERA (two earned runs/12.0 innings) from their bullpen.

Shutouts: The Mets’ shutout victory was their second of the season (also, April 3 vs. Philadelphia)...The Marlins were shut out for the seventh time this season, second-most in the majors (Milwaukee has been shut out eight times).

Mets Pitching: On their four-game winning streak, Mets pitching has compiled a 1.50 ERA (six earned runs/36.0 innings), 45 strikeouts and three saves while allowing 25 hits and issuing six walks...In that time, Mets starters have gone 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA (six earned runs/23.0 innings).

Mets Bullpen: Has fired 13.0-straight shutout innings spanning the Mets’ last four games...Have collectively allowed five hits in that time while fanning 17 and walking three.

Mets Pinch-Hitters: Went 2-2 tonight and are 4 for their last 4 with a double, home run and two singles.

Asdrúbal Cabrera: Went 2-4 with an RBI double that scored the game’s first run in the third inning...Over his last 28 games dating to April 16, Cabrera is batting .330 (36-109) with 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 22 RBI and 13 runs scored.

Wilmer Flores: Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single...Is 4-12 (.333) as a pinch-hitter this season with two RBI...Is riding a five-game hitting streak dating to May 16 (.375, 6-16, 4 2B, 3 RBI)...Over his last 13 games dating to May 4, Flores is 12-38 (.316) with five doubles, one home run, four RBI, four runs scored and four walks.

Michael Conforto: Went 2-4 tonight with a pair of singles...Is hitting .333 (13-39) with a double, three home runs and seven RBI in his last 10 games...Has reached base safely in 28 of his 34 games played this season.

Jason Vargas: Pitched 5.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out a season-high seven batters en route to his first win of the season...Retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced...Was his first scoreless outing and his most strikeouts since pitching 6.1-shutout innings and fanning seven on September 21 of last season with Kansas City at Toronto.

Seth Lugo: Extended his scoreless run to 14.0 innings, a career-best streak, with a scoreless eighth inning...Has struck out 15 and walked one batter during the run while allowing seven hits...Is unscored upon in 13 of his 17 outings this season overall, contributing to a 1.91 ERA (six earned runs/28.1 innings).

Jeurys Familia: Worked a 1.0 scoreless inning and struck out one to earn his 13th save of the season...Has 113 saves since 2015, the third-most in the majors during that span...Is unscored upon in 19 of his 22 games this season.

Jose Lobaton: Cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Las Vegas.

Mets Minor League Signings: The Mets have signed RHP Cody Martin to a minor league contract and assigned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Martin pitched in the parts of the 2015-2017 seasons with Oakland and Seattle...The Mets also signed INF Joey Wong and assigned him to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.

Marlins: Are now 1-3 on their current six game road trip, including three-straight losses...Fell to 7-15 on the road this season.

Elieser Hernandez: Made his second-career start (fourth game) and first-career appearance against the Mets...The rookie matched a career-high with 5.0 innings, allowing one run, earned, on five hits and striking out a career-best three hitters.

Adam Conley: Pitched a scoreless sixth inning in his season debut and recorded one strikeout...Has a 1.83 ERA (nine earned runs/44.1 innings) in 10-career games (seven starts) against the Mets.

                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Marlins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 8
Mets 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 x 2 9 0 7

Winning Pitcher: Jason Vargas (1-3)
Losing Pitcher: Elieser Hernandez (0-1)
Save: Jeurys Familia (13)

Marlins: None
Mets: None

Time: 2:52 Attendance: 22,505

Upcoming Pitching vs. Miami
Tues., May 22 LHP Caleb Smith (2-5, 4.22) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-3, 5.92) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)
Wed., May 23 RHP Dan Straily (2-0, 3.60) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (4-0, 1.75) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)

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