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Saturday, June 30, 2018

MLB July 4th Caps



Seems like one of the hats don’t have any writing on them and the other has the Pre amble to the Constitution instead of anything from the Declaration of Independence that’s was signed on July 4, 1776 you know the thing that broke the colonies from the British rule and not the day the Constitution was signed. You know since the MLB is celebrating The 4th of July by selling Merch and all.
Thanks MJ for the pic.

Mets: Cespedes Watch


It’s funny how everyone is starting to see what I was talking about Cespedes and how there was a reason why he didn’t stick with a team before the Mets. Don’t tell me about his plight in Cuba and how he deserves to act however he wants as a  baseball player. I won’t know personally the trouble he’s had throughout his life but that isn’t an excuse for him to behave how he does or doesn’t on a backfield. You get paid to do a job and right now he’s getting paid to not do his job. Seems like a few people and even folks are getting tired of his act.
From the NY Post
A message is being delivered to Cespedes: We’ll see you when you are ready to play.

Cespedes appears in no hurry to return, especially to a team with a 32-47 record. This situation could continue all summer.

From all appearances, the Mets are no longer going to bend over backwards to keep Cespedes happy. He will be treated more like everyone else on the roster. The Mets are on the hook financially to Cespedes: $29 million this season, $29 million next season and $29.5 million in 2020.

Cespedes will get his money. What will the Mets get from Cespedes?

Cespedes played 81 games in 2017 because of a variety of leg injuries. He has been limited to 37 games this season and was put on the disabled list May 16 with a “mild strain” of the right hip flexor.
Read more here.
Cespedes has even said when the Mets started doing bad and began sliding basically that he is only one guy and he can’t fix the team by himself. Which is true but knowing that he’s in the lineup and his bat can be dangerous can help the other players with their at bats.
I think right now he’s happy to get a paycheck and not have to play.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Jon Morosi on the Jim Rome Show talking about Tim Tebow's MLB chances



Jon Morosi joined The Jim Rome Showtoday to talk about Tim Tebow and the chance he ever plays in a Major League Baseball game.

What a deal on this Mets Daniel Murphy Game Used 2015 World Series Jersey!(Note Sarcasm)


What a deal!!! It dropped $19000 buck since the last time I posted about it. How awesome is the 6 Grand price... Hahahahahahahah. I wonder how much it drops for next holiday....

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 KANSAS CITY ROYALS
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Mets: Cespedes will he ever be healthy?


Yo, What’s up? Do you really want to play or are you happy having a paid vacation this system. I know the Mets wanted to bring in character players, but I think they bought in one character....
From the NY Post
Since then the team is only playing worse and has the same amount of wins (32) as the tear-down-and-start-over Marlins. In October 2015, when Cespedes was a conquering hero for the Mets, it was the Royals who won that World Series in five games. The Royals, like the Mets, have fallen on hard times and are 25-55. Only the 23-56 Orioles are worse.

That World Series seems like so long ago, and Mets fans are lost in despair and anger. Every day brings a new frustration. Not having Cespedes in the middle of the lineup hurts in so many ways.

The Mets will not say it publicly, but they are growing a bit weary of waiting on Ces. It’s interesting to note Callaway inserted Michael Conforto in left field Wednesday in the cataclysmic 5-3 loss to the pitiful Pirates, when Jeurys Familia and Anthony Swarzak imploded on the mound.
Read more here.
What do the Mets do with Cespedes? Should they release him and eat the contract? Put him on 60 day DL? Is is contract covered with insurance? When/if he comes back this season, what do you do with Nimmo? He deserves the playing time? What do you do with Conforto then? Do you sacrifice his development and playing time for Cespedes? Then you have the Jay Bruce Conundrum. Do you play him RF? First base? Does he ever get healthy? Who can you ship off to other teams to open room?

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ORANGE AND BLUE THING S2 E26: Therapy with special guest co-host Jim Breuer. Mets talk and more.





Some say laughter is the best medicine, so we hit up our boy Jim Breuer for a little therapy. The guys try to brighten the otherwise somber mood surrounding the Mets, hit on the main topics of the week, chat about whatever else comes up, and take live calls.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Minor League Baseball Joins Cartoon Network’s “Best Summer Ever” Campaign



Select MiLB teams to feature kids’ favorite animated shows at nearly 50 games this summer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League BaseballTM (MiLBTM) and Cartoon Network (CN), the #1 animation network in the U.S., announced a summer-long promotion today in select markets across the country. The in-park “Best Summer Ever” program, an extension of the summer Cartoon Network campaign, seamlessly combines baseball games and CN original series, delighting both kids and adults alike. The campaign launched on Saturday, June 23, and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 26.
The participating MiLB teams will dedicate three home games each in June, July or August to activate Cartoon Network’s in-game promotions. Activities include pre- and post-game screenings of Cartoon Network’s original hit series’, high-energy video mashups featuring CN shows and characters mixed with MiLB game and ballpark experience highlights, as well as in-game vignettes featuring Cartoon Network’s award-winning Stop Bullying Speak-Up pro-social campaign. Cartoon Network series featured throughout the promotion include The Amazing World of Gumball, Craig of the Creek, Teen Titans Go! and We Bare Bears.
The campaign also includes an integrated media plan using MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball; participating teams’ websites; MiLB and teams’ social platforms; and the First Pitch App.
“Minor League Baseball’s fan demographics and its reputation as a brand centered around fun are an ideal match to Cartoon Network’s target audiences, and using MiLB ballparks as the setting to entertain our next generation of fans with animation is a win for both brands,” said David Wright, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer for Minor League Baseball.
“Cartoon Network has promised our viewers the Best Summer Ever and we are delivering in a new way with this partnership. We look forward to kids and families experiencing our content in a new environment alongside the fun of Minor League Baseball,” said Ryan Kilpatrick, Vice President of Marketing for Cartoon Network.
Minor League Baseball expects to attract nearly 20 million to its ballparks during the balance of the 2018 season. For a complete schedule of remaining games this season and ticket information, visit MiLB.com/tickets.


Mets To Host Blood Drive 7/2/18

METS AND NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE JULY 2 AT CITI FIELD AMIDST NEW YORK BLOOD EMERGENCY

WHAT: The New York Mets will host their annual summer Blood Drive on Monday, July 2 amidst a New York Blood Center (NYBC) declared blood emergency. Fans are encouraged to help replenish the community’s blood supply by donating blood from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Foxwoods Club at Citi Field.

Donors must be 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Fans donating blood will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select 2018 Mets home game.

WHEN: Monday, July 2
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Met in attendance from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Foxwoods Club at Citi Field
Fans and media may park in Lot G off 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue and enter through the Hodges VIP entrance.

METS WHY ARE YOU SO BAD???




Of course there are the injuries. There is David Wright taking a roster spot and money away from being spent in a better way to more players that could help out. There is Cespedes who is just who is never going to come back for more then 2 games at a time. If he was a racehorse he would have been taken behind the barn already. Callaway is supposed to be some great pitching coach/pitching tactician and nothing he has done has clicked. "The team needs to gel" according to Callaway. It's June. It should have happened already. I was for the Bruce signing to bring him back, but who knew he would bring back the back pain with him. Vargas is another one that is always have some sort of issue with injuries. Thank God AJ RAMOS has to have surgery because I don't want to see him again. Conforto came back to early, Rosario still looks a tad lost. Frazier was on a nice pace before he got hurt and now has been derailed. Right now all we as Mets fans have is Nimmo and deGrom.

Mets, make a decision with where this team is going because right now, it needs to be burned down and rebuilt. Jeff Wilpon says he is fed up with the way this team is losing. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND PROVE IT.

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What they did next was take two jerseys out of circulation; both were game jerseys that had been worn on field that entire season – one of Mets Hall of Fame captain, John Franco, and the other of Ace Pitcher, Al Leiter. They shipped both jerseys to their official stitcher, “Stitches of Whitestone,” whereby the Mets embroiderers went to work. They mocked up 2 different embroideries for Bob Murphy (one on each sleeve); hence, turning these 2 game used jerseys into working prototypes, and then sent both back to the Mets for a decision as to what the team wanted for their entire lot of uniforms.
The Mets then selected the arc-shaped “B O B M U R P H Y” that you’re all familiar with, which appears above the skyline patch on the left sleeve, as follows:
Finally, you might be wondering how I have this information, especially the photos? Well, I’m the proud owner of both the Franco and Leiter jerseys. As a matter of fact, the Franco jersey is hanging in the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum for the 2014 season, as this year’s theme is “Mets Captains.” Do come down and take a look for yourself!

ADWEEK Video on The7line

Darren is a good buddy of mine and I don't hide the fact that I am also a part of Orange and Blue Thing Behind the scenes. This dude has hustle and really works his ass off and I am glad that he gets recognized for how hard he has worked and really puts his heart and soul into the brand.

Mets: NY Post talks about what needs to be done.





In the NY Post they are talking about how the Mets new "Three amigos" need to do "Five things" to get this team going in the right direction.. I grabbed the two that spoke out to me the most.

From the NY POST

No more 24-and-1 
The new front office must not allow the Yoenis Cespedes situation to continue to fester.
“Every player has to be treated the same,’’ one team official said. “There can’t be special rules for one player.’’
It was interesting Callaway put Michael Conforto in left field Wednesday night, making it clear Conforto is better suited to be a corner outfielder. Consider that Cespedes insurance, because the slugger has been sidelined each of the past two years with leg woes. Get what you can from Cespedes, but don’t expect him to carry your club anymore. Those false hopes only destroy the fabric of a team.
MG- There was a reason Cespedes kept getting traded from team to team. I didn't want him
 to get signed by the team after his last contract ended and then I apologized because he seemed to prove me wrong about what kind of player he is, now with the long run he proved me right. Should have kept that net negative Daniel Murphy.

Triple A seems to be broken-
 Manager Mickey Callaway has tackled the problem head-on, rightfully ruffling feathers within the organization. Every day, Baseball 101 is going on hours before the game as Callaway and his hard-working staff do tutorials. On Wednesday, the student was Wilmer Flores, who was getting 2-on-1 coaching on playing first base from first-base coach Ruben Amaro Jr. and bench coach Gary DiSarcina. 
 Earlier in the week, it was bunting practice for shortstop Amed Rosario, who has also been getting drilled on stealing bases. None of this was accomplished in the minor leagues. Callaway recently mentioned how Dom Smith did not bunt in the minors, which is why he was hesitant to have him do it in a game. 
Callaway is shining a spotlight on the Mets’ many deficiencies. One former minor league player told The Post that batting practice at Las Vegas was often curtailed last year because it was “too hot.’’
MG- Let's get into this a bit.... Why isn't this reinforced in the minors at all? That is what the minors are for, no? Fundamentals should be drilled into players non stop. The pitching seems like it has gotten worse in Vegas. Seems like one Frank Viola get moved to Binghamton, there wasn't a significant replacement. I don't even know who the pitching coach is in Vegas.... Be right back.... Okay, I am back. After some research I found it's GLENN ABBOTT-   "He spent the previous six seasons as pitching coach for Double-A Binghamton of the Eastern League (2012-17). In 2017, Binghamton compiled a record of 85-54 (.612) and advanced to the EL playoffs. He also served as pitching coach for Single-A Savannah of the South Atlantic League in 2011. He was a member of the San Diego Padres system before joining the Mets. He served as pitching coach for Double-A San Antonio of the Texas League in 2007 and 2010. He served in the same role with Triple-A Portland of the Pacific Coast League in 2008 and 2009 and with Double-A Mobile of the Southern League in 2006. He was also pitching coach in the Texas Rangers system from 2003-05. He spent a total of 13 seasons as a coach in Oakland's organization from 1990-2002. He made his coaching debut with the Mets in 1985 with Single-A Little Falls of the New York-Penn League and stayed with the organization through the 1989 season." So he was basically traded from the Rumble Ponies to  Vegas for Viola. Meh. 

How do you not have an indoor training field in Vegas if it is "too hot" to do training for the big leagues? That is a bull shit answer. Spend the money and get your players right. I am hoping the move to Syracuse next season makes life easier in this regard.

Read more from the NY POST here.

Mets Post Game Notes 6/27/18- Mets are more pathetic

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Pittsburgh Pirates (38-42) vs. New York Mets (32-46)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 12 0 8 Mets 002001000 3604
Win: Felipe Vázquez (3-2) Loss: Jeurys Familia (3-4) Save: None Time: 3:03 Attendance: 24,506
Pirates Home Runs HOME RUN INFORMATION Mets Home Runs
Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count Bases Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count Bases
None W. Flores 6 Nova 6 1 1-0 ---
Metscellaneous: New York has gone 11-straight series without a series win (nine series losses, two splits) since sweeping Arizona from May 18-20...The Mets have fallen in six-straight series at home since that sweep...The Mets are 5-20 in their last 25 games and 7-25 in their last 32 games...The Mets are 2-15 in their last 17 home games and 14-26 overall at Citi Field this season...New York went 1-5 on this six-game homestand.
Losses When Leading After Seven Innings: Tonight marked the Mets' sixth loss when leading after 7.0 innings, tied for the second-most in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals and Miami Marlins...The Los Angeles Angels have seven losses this season when leading after 7.0 innings.
Bullpen: Suffered its 21st loss of the season tonight, the most in the majors.
Wilmer Flores (1-4, HR, RBI, R): Hit his sixth home run of the season with his solo homer in the sixth inning.
• Has driven in a run in five-straight games (nine RBI total) and in seven of his last eight overall...The five consecutive games with an RBI matches the longest streak of his career (also August 7-11, 2013 and August 19-24, 2015).
• Has reached base in his last 13 games with a plate appearance, the second-longest streak of his career (had a 14-game on-base streak from April 11-27, 2015).
• Over his last 32 games, Flores is batting .296 (29-98) with eight doubles, four home runs, 20 RBI, 10 runs scored and nine walks.

Asdrúbal Cabrera (3-4, 2B, RBI): Is hitting .386 (17-44) with two doubles, two homers, seven RBI and five runs scored in his last 10 games...Six of the 10 games have been multi-hit efforts.
José Bautista (1-4, 2B, RBI, R): Drove in the Mets' first run with an RBI double in the third inning...Has reached base safely in each of his last 13 games dating to June 15 (.511 OBP in that time).
Zack Wheeler (7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K): Tossed a season-high tying 7.0 innings (fourth time) and was his second outing this season of 7.0 innings and no runs allowed (also June 6 vs. Baltimore).
• With 7.0 innings and seven strikeouts tonight, Wheeler now has 88.2 innings and 86 strikeouts on the season, eclipsing his totals from the 2017 season (86.1 IP and 81 strikeouts).
• Has completed at least 6.0 innings in 11 of his 15 starts this season and in seven of his last eight starts...Four of his last six starts have been quality starts...Was his eighth quality start of the season.

• Over his last five home starts dating to May 22, Wheeler owns a 1.91 ERA (seven earned runs/33.0 innings) with 32 strikeouts to just seven walks.
Tim Peterson (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K): Has allowed one run over his last seven games (9.1 innings) for a 0.96 ERA.
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Pirates: Pittsburgh earned its first road series win since sweeping a two-game set at the White Sox, May 8-9...Was their first road series win in a three-game series since May 4-6 vs. Milwaukee (2-1)...Is 2-1 on its current nine-game road trip...Improved to 12-6 in their last 18 games at Citi Field...Tonight marked the Pirates' 17th comeback win.
Gregory Polanco (2-3, RBI): Is hitting .458 (11-24) over his last 10 games.
• Has driven in a run in three straight games for the third time this season (last May 6-9)...The three-game RBI streak is tied for the second-longest of his career...Polanco had a four-game streak from August 13-16, 2015.
• Is 26-75 (.347) with three doubles, one triple, five homers and 11 RBI in his last 18 games vs. the Mets.

David Freese (1-1, 2 RBI): Gave Pittsburgh the lead with his two-run single in the top of the ninth inning...Was his second go-ahead RBI of the season (also June 11 at Arizona).
Josh Bell (1-4, RBI): Has reached base safely in 16 of his last 17 games and his safely in 11 of his last 13 contests when he has an at-bat (14-46, .304).
Starling Marte (1-1, 2B, SB): Stole his 17th base of the season...Entered the day tied for the fourth-most steals in the National League...Is two shy of 200 for his career.
Ivan Nova (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R/3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K): Notched his eighth quality start in 15 starts this season in a no-decision tonight.
• Allowed two runs in the third inning, snapping a 14.0-inning scoreless streak dating to his start on June 16 vs. Cincinnati...Since being activated off the DL, Nova has posted a 1.75 ERA (five earned runs/25.2 innings).
• Was his third career start at Citi Field and first since July 1, 2011 with the Yankees...Has a 2.70 ERA (five earned runs/16.2 innings) in his three career starts at Citi.
Fri., June 29 Sat., June 30 Sun., July 1
RHP Jacob deGrom (5-3, 1.69) vs. TBA TBA vs. TBA
LHP Steven Matz (3-5, 3.69) vs. TBA
7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050) 4:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mets Game Notes 6/27/18

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (37-42)
FOURTH PLACE, NL CENTRAL, -9.5 GB
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
& NLDS WINNERS
LEAGUE & NLDS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS
NEW YORK METS (32-45)
FOURTH PLACE, NL EAST, -12.5 GB
LEAGUE WILD CARD
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Ivan Nova (4-5, 3.98) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.85)
PIX11 • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050
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METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets snapped their seven-game losing streak with last night's win...The Mets are 5-19 in their last 24 games...New York is 7-24 in its last 31 games...The Mets are 5-18 in June...New York is 4-5 in extra-inning games and snapped a five-game losing streak in extra-inning contests with last night's win.
WALK-OFFS: Last night was New York's third walk-off win this season (first since May 19 vs. Arizona)...The Mets have 10 wins in their last at-bat this season, tied for the fifth-most in the majors.
WALK-OFF WILMER: Last night was Wilmer Flores' third walk- off RBI this season tied for the most in the majors this year with Toronto's Luke Maile...Flores leads the majors with nine walk-offs RBI since 2014...Josh Donaldson is second with seven.
FLORES FLOURISHING: Wilmer Flores has driven in a run in four straight games and in six of his last seven overall...Flores has eight RBI in his last four games...He has back-to-back multi-RBI games for the sixth time in his career (last done August 26-27 last season)...Has reached base in his last 12 games with a plate appearance, the second-longest streak of his career (had a 14- game on-base streak from April 11-27, 2015).
AT HOME: New York has lost 14 of its last 16 home games... New York is 14-25 at home this year...The Mets are hitting .215 at home this year with 33 homers...New York has posted a 3.96 ERA at Citi Field this season.
SINCE MAY: The Mets are 15-36 since May 1...The club is hitting .229 with 55 homers during that span...The pitching staff has posted a 4.55 ERA since the beginning of May.
HOMERS: The Mets have hit 22 home runs in their last 18 games and 36 homers in their last 31 games, but, 25 of those have been solo blasts.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has four doubles, three homers, 10 walks and eight RBI in his last 13 games...Conforto is batting .304 (14-46) with a .431 on-base percentage during that span...He has a 15.3% walk rate for the year, ranking ninth in the majors.
CONFORTO BLASTS: Conforto hit his 10th homer of the year last night giving him three straight years of double-digit homers... He has 58 homers through his first 342 games, fourth-most by a player who began his career with the Mets through 342 games... Trails Darryl Strawberry (71), David Wright (63) and Ike Davis (59).
ASDRÚBAL CABRERA: Is hitting .350 (14-40) with two homers, seven RBI and five runs scored in his last nine 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.
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RHP Jacob deGrom (5-3, 1.69) vs. TBA TBA vs. TBA
LHP Steven Matz (3-5, 3.69) vs. TBA
7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 4:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
PIRATES-METS NOTES: The Mets are 19-14 all-time vs. the Pirates at Citi Field.
2018: 1-1 @NY: 1-1 @PIT: 0-0
2017: 3-3
@NY: 1-2 @NY: 190-185-1 @PIT: 2-1 @PIT: 163-201-1
BRANDON NIMMO: Is third in the NL and sixth in the majors with a .402 on-base percentage, third in the NL and eighth in the majors with a .568 slugging percentage and is second in the NL and sixth in the majors with a .970 OPS...He is tied for fourth in the majors with six triples...Nimmo ranks second in the majors with 12 hit by pitches...Lucas Duda holds the franchise record, getting hit 14 times in 2015...Nimmo has a career-high 12 home runs...He has 10 homers since May 23 tied for the fifth- most in the majors during that span...Nelson Cruz is first with 13... Nimmo's previous professional career-high was 11 homers in 97 games (392 at-bats) with Las Vegas (AAA) in 2011.
TIM PETERSON: Earned his first major league win last night...Has held righthanders to 0-20...Has allowed one run in his last 8.1 innings.
JARRED KELENIC: The Mets 2018 first-round draft pick will be introduced today in the Press Conference Room at Citi Field following Mickey Callaway's 4 p.m. pre-game press briefing... Kelenic will then take BP with the Mets...He is hitting .615 (8-13) with one double, one triple and two RBI in his first three games with the rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets.
SURVIVOR TREE: A Callery pear tree that once stood on the site of the original World Trade Center was nearly destroyed on September 11, 2001...It is now known around the world as the Survivor Tree...Seedlings from this tree have been planted in special locations to create lasting, living memorials to the victims of 9/11, their families, communities and the nation...Tonight, one of these special trees will be planted outside Citi Field in special recognition of Rusty Staub for his tireless work through the Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund.
POLICE & FIRE WIDOWS' & CHILDREN'S BENEFIT FUND: Will hold their annual picnic with the Mets tonight...The Foundation was founded in 1985 by Rusty Staub and has helped raise over $140 million...The Fund is the only non-profit organization to provide both immediate and ongoing financial assistance to the families of NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD heroes killed in the line of duty...Four children will throw out a first pitch tonight...Samantha Stewart, daughter of fallen NYPD Hero Detective Dillon Stewart; John Patrick Martinson, son of fallen FDNY Hero Lieutenant John Martinson; Joseph Davidson, son of fallen FDNY Hero Lieutenant Michael Davidson and Lucca Cerullo, grandson of NYPD Hero Police Officer Norman Cerullo.
History 353-386-2
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WALK-OFF RBI IN METS HISTORY
Wilmer Flores......................... 9 David Wright............................ 9 Kevin McReynolds.................. 8 Ed Kranepool.......................... 7 Rusty Staub.............................. 7
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AT MIAMI
Fri., June 29 Sat., June 30 Sun., July 1
UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING
Zack Wheeler rHP #452018 STATS: 2-6, 4.85 ERA
Medical history
» Underwent Tommy John Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery on March 24, 2015...Did not pitch in the majors in 2015 or 2016.
» On the D.L. from June 20-July 1, 2017 (biceps tendinitis)
» On the D.L. from July 24-end of 2017 season (stress reaction in right arm)
LAST TIME OUT: Was dealt his sixth loss of the season as the Mets fell to the Dodgers 5-2 at Citi Field on June 22...The righty threw 7.0 innings, allowing four runs, earned, on five hits while walking three and tallying seven strikeouts...Had thrown 5.0 scoreless innings before allowing a grand slam to Cody Bellinger in the sixth inning...Was his fifth-straight loss, tying a career-long streak (also done June 1-July 17 of last season)...Punched out at least seven batters for the second- straight start and seventh time overall this season.
VS. PITTSBURGH: Tonight's start is Wheeler's first vs. the Pirates at Citi Field... Received a no-decision in his only career start against the Pirates on May 27 of last season at PNC Park...In that start, Wheeler threw 6.0 innings, giving up three runs, earned, on seven hits while fanning five and walking two in a 5-4, extra- inning Mets setback.
AT CITI: Wheeler will make his 38th-career start at Citi Field and his eighth this season...Is 0-5 with a 5.14 ERA (24 earned runs/42.0 innings) in seven starts at home this season...In 37-career home starts, Wheeler is 8-20 with a 4.94 ERA (113 earned runs/205.2 innings)...Has fanned 200 and walked 94 batters at home... Last season, he was 2-5 with a 5.88 ERA (32 earned runs/49.0 innings) in 10 home starts.
ERA-FIP DIFFERENTIAL: This season, Wheeler's 4.85 ERA and 3.85 FIP are separated by a difference of 1.00...That is the third-largest ERA-FIP differential among qualifying major league pitchers...Colorado's Jon Gray has a 2.50 ERA- FIP differential (5.52 ERA/3.02 FIP) and the Royals' Jason Hammel's ERA-FIP differential is 1.12 (5.34 ERA/4.21 FIP).
COMPARED TO 2017: With 5.0 or more innings in his 15th start tonight, Wheeler will surpass last season's total of 86.1 innings (done in 17 starts)...Is three punchouts shy of eclipsing last year's 81 strikeouts...Has a 1.37 WHIP and 4.85 ERA in 81.2 innings in 14 starts this season...Through 14 starts last season, had a 1.51 WHIP and a 5.01 ERA in 70.0 innings.
QUALITY WHEELS: Wheeler has completed at least 6.0 innings in 10 of his 14 starts this season, including six of his last seven starts...Seven of those 10 starts of at least 6.0 innings have been quality starts...Three of his last five starts have been quality outings...Had six quality starts in all of 2017 (17 total starts).
AT THE PLATE: Wheeler enters tonight's start with a .222 average (6-27), the seventh-best mark by a pitcher this season...His six hits this season are a career- high and are tied for the fifth-most among all pitchers...His two RBI are tied for the ninth-most by a pitcher this season.
BY INNING: This season, Wheeler has a 6.43 ERA (10 earned runs/14.0 innings) in the opening frame...From the second inning onward, his ERA is 4.52 (34 earned runs/67.2 innings)...Wheeler has a career 5.06 ERA (45 earned runs/80.0 innings) in the first inning...From the second inning on, his career ERA is 3.86 (160 earned runs/373.1 innings).
2017 SEASON: In 2017, Wheeler made his second-career Opening Day roster after missing the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery...Went 3-7 with a 5.21 ERA (50 earned runs/86.1 innings) in 17 start...Placed on the 10-Day D.L. on July 24, retroactive to July 23, with a stress reaction in his right arm and did not pitch the remainder of the season.
FRIDAY'S STARTER: RHP JACOB deGROM (5-3, 1.69)
LAST START: Took his third loss of the season as the Mets fell to the Dodgers, 8-3 at Citi Field on June 23...Gave up three runs, earned, on five hits while walking three and fanning six...His three earned runs allowed in that start were the most he’s allowed since April 16 vs. Washington (also three earned runs)...Was his third loss in his last four outings despite posting a 2.17 ERA (seven earned runs/29.0 innings) in that span.
ON deROAD: Is 3-1 with an NL-leading 1.46 ERA (eight earned runs/49.1 innings) in eight road starts this season...Is 4-1 with a 1.44 ERA (11 earned runs/56.1 innings) in his last nine road starts, beginning with his final away outing of last season at SunTrust Park...In his career, is 26-17 with a 3.34 ERA (145 earned runs/391.0 innings) away from home.
2018 GAME LOG (14 GS/7 QS) METS RECORD: 4-10
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Date Opp. Dec.
With Las Vegas (AAA) 4/6 ELP W, 5-2
Regular Season:
4/11 @MIA W, 4-1 4/17 WAS L, 2-5 4/24 @STL ND, 6-5 4/29 @SD W, 14-2 5/4 COL L, 7-8 5/9 @CIN ND, 1-2 5/16 TOR L, 2-12 5/22 MIA L, 1-5 5/27 @MIL ND, 7-8 6/1 CHC ND, 4-7 6/6 BAL ND, 0-1 6/12 @ATL L, 2-8 6/17 @ARI ND, 5-3 6/22 LAD L, 2-5
IP H R ER HR BB K
5.0 3 1 1 1 1 6 7.0 2 1 1 1 1 7
NP ERA
80 1.80
83 1.29 99 2.77 83 4.24 95 4.09 100 5.79 88 5.03 81 5.92 106 5.32 110 5.40 103 5.14 93 4.57 100 4.98 97 4.82 114 4.85
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Height/Weight: 6-4/195Born: Smyrna, GAResides: Dallas, GA
Bats/Throws: L/RAge: 28 (May 30, 1990)Signed Through: 2018
6.0 7 4.0 6 5.0 6 6.0 10 6.0 4 4.0 7 6.0 7 6.0 6 6.0 7 7.0 3 5.2 8 6.0 3 7.0 5
3 3 0 4 4 1 2 2 0 8 8 2 1 1 0 6 6 2 3 1 0 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
3 2 2 3 2 9 3 3 3 7 3 7 0 9 2 6 2 4 1 5
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AWARDS + HONORS
» 2010 and 2012 Futures Game Participant (Team USA)
» 2012 Sterling Award Winner - Binghamton
W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB K
2018 2-6 4.85 14 14 81.2 81 46 44 9 31 792017 3-7 5.21 17 17 86.1 97 53 50 15 40 81
Career 23-29 4.07 80 80 453.1 435 225 205 48 196 431
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WHEELER VS. PITTSBURGH
6 6
2 2
4 4 1 3
2 8 7
1
0 2
4
Last Win: N/ACareer Record vs. Pittsburgh (1 start): 0-0, 4.50 ERA (3 ER/6.0 IP)Career vs. Pittsburgh at Home (0 starts): N/ACareer at Pittsburgh on Road (1 start): 0-0, 4.50 ERA (3 ER/6.0 IP)
AVG
Bell .333 (1/3) Dickerson .000 (0/1) Freese .000 (0/2) Harrison .333 (1/3)
Pirates Batters vs. Wheeler HR BB SO
AVG HR BB SO
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mercer Polanco
Totals
.000 (0/2) 0 .333 (1/3) 0
.214 (3/14) 0
0 0 0 1
1 3 Career
Last Loss: N/A
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WHEELER SEASON + CAREER HIGHS
2018 Season
1 (2x, last, 4/29)
9 (2x, last 5/22 vs. MIA) --
9.0 IP (5/27-6/1)
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10 (5/4 vs. COL)
2 (5/4 vs COL)
8 (5/4 vs. COL)
4 (6/12 @ ATL)7.0 (2x, last 6/6 vs. BAL) --
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WHEELER VS. LHB
Win Streak Strikeouts
10+ K Games Scoreless Streak Low Hits, CG High Hits, Game High HR, Game High Runs, Game High Walks, Game IP, Game Complete Games Shutouts
6 (7/6/14-8/20/14) 12 (8/15/13 @ SD) 3 (last, 8/15/13 @ SD) 10.0 IP (6/14/14-6/19/14) 3 (6/19/14 @ MIA) 10 (2x, last, 5/4/18 vs. COL) 3 (6/19/17 @ LAD) 8 (2x, last, 5/4/18 vs. COL) 6 (2x, last, 5/13/14 NYY) 9.0 (6/19/14 @ MIA) 1 (6/19/14 @ MIA) 1 (6/19/14 @MIA)
WHEELER VS. RHB
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YEAR AVGAB HHR YEAR AVGAB HHR
2018 .252 131 33 5 2018 .261 184 48 4
Career .261 774 202 27 Career .245 950 233 21
WHEELER BATTING STATISTICS
YEAR AVG AB R H RBI SAC
2018 .222 27 1 6 2 0
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Career .119
Career XBH: Most Hits, Game: Most RBI, Game:
134 4 16 7 16
Three doubles (last, 4/21/17 vs. WAS) 2 (4/17/18 vs. WAS)
2 (5/27/18 @ MIL)
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deGROM VS. MIAMI
Last Win: 7/6/16 vs. Miami Last Loss: 8/20/17 vs. Miami Career Record vs. Miami (14 starts): 4-4, 3.62 ERA (35 ER/87.0 IP) Career vs. Miami at Home (8 starts): 3-3, 3.51 ERA (20 ER/51.1 IP)Career at Miami on Road (6 starts): 1-1, 3.79 ERA (15 ER/35.2 IP)
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LAST START VS. MARLINS: Took a no-decision in his last start versus the Marlins on May 23 at Citi Field...Pitched 7.0-shutout innings and gave up four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in a 2-1 Mets loss... Was his third-career scoreless start vs. the Fish.
NEW YORK METS PITCHING BREAKDOWN
W-L-S ERA IP H R ER BB K HR AVG
STARTERS 17-25 4.01 415.0 404 204 185 127 432 55 .254 HOME
RELIEVERS 15-20-19 4.71 281.0 271 153 147 126 272 47 .254 ROAD
TOTALS 32-45-19 4.29 696.0 675 357 332 253 704 102 .254 TOTALS 32-45-19 4.29 696.0 675 357 332 253 704 102 .254
W-L-S ERA
IP H
R ER BB K HR AVG
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14-25-8 3.96 359.0 328 166 158 120 390 56 .243 18-20-11 4.65 337.0 347 191 174 133 314 46 .265
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#11JoAsYéBaRuUtiCstEaLast Game: 1-5, R, 3 K
Home: .237 (9-38), 2 HRRoad: .276 (8-29), 0 HRHomestand: .333 (6-18), 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R Game-Tying HR: 1Career vs. PIT: .200 (8-40) Go-Ahead HR: 1
RISP: .304 (7-23), 3 2B, HR, 12 RBIStreak: 1 game (.200, 1-5)Game-Winning RBI: --
Last HR: 6/23 vs. LAD (Y. Garcia)At-Bats since last HR: 11
or later since September 21, 2016 at Seattle with Toronto (game-tying homer).
#13 Asdrúbal Cabrera
Last Game: 2-4, R, BB, KRISP: .246 (14-57), 3 2B, 3 HR, 24 RBIStreak: 3 gm. (.385, 5-13), HR, 2 RBIGame-Winning RBI: 2
.278, 13 HR, 43 RBI
Season High, Hits: 4, 4/16 vs. WASSeason High, Runs: 2, 8x, last - 5/29 at ATLSeason High, RBI: 3, 3x, 5/29 at ATLSeason High, SB: --