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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mets Game Notes 6/20/18


NEW YORK METS (31-39)
CHAMPIONS
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
& NLDS WINNERS
LEAGUE & NLDS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS
COLORADO ROCKIES (35-38)
FOURTH PLACE, NL WEST, -5.0 GB
LEAGUE WILD CARD
FOURTH PLACE, NL EAST, -11.0 GB
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 • 8:40 p.m. (ET)
Coors Field • Denver, CO
RHP Seth Lugo (2-2, 2.49) vs. RHP Chad Bettis (5-1, 4.65)SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050
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METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets had their three-game winning streak snapped last night...New York is 4-13 in its last 17 games and 6-18 in its last 24 contests...The Mets are 18-18 on the road this season, including 3-5 on this road trip...New York is 5-10 in its last 15 road games.
A.J. RAMOS: Underwent successful arthroscopic right shoulder surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure.
HIT IN AN INNING STREAK: The Mets had a hit in 14 straight innings from the eighth inning on Sunday through the third inning last night...That was the longest such streak in team history since a 16-inning streak with a hit from May 25, 2014 (first game of a doubleheader) through May 26, 2014...Credit Elias.
SINCE MAY: The Mets are 14-30 since May 1...The club is hitting .224 with 48 homers during that span...The pitching staff has posted a 4.35 ERA since the beginning of May.
FROM ELIAS: Brandon Nimmo was the first player since Detroit’s Ben Oglivie in 1976 to hit a game-winning homer in the ninth inning or later in one game and then connect for an inside-the- park home run in his first time up in the team’s next game...Oglivie hit a walkoff homer to beat the Brewers on June 1 that year and then pinch-hit in the eighth inning the next day and cracked an inside-the-park homer...Also, Nimmo is the only player in Mets history to hit a game-winning homer in the ninth inning or later in one game and then hit a first-inning leadoff home run (of any kind) in the team’s next game.
HOMERS: The Mets have hit 15 home runs in their last 11 games and 29 homers in their last 24 games, but, 22 of those have been solo blasts.
NIMMO POWER: Brandon Nimmo has a career-high 12 home runs...He has 10 homers since May 23 tied for the third-most in the majors during that span with Evan Gattis...Nelson Cruz and Paul Goldschmidt are first with 11...Nimmo's previous professional career-high was 11 homers in 97 games (392 at-bats) with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in 2011.
NIMMO NUGGETS: Nimmo is fifth in the majors with a .409 on- base percentage, leads the NL and ranks fifth in the majors with a .596 slugging percentage and is second in the NL and is fifth in the majors with a 1.005 OPS (all min. 170 plate appearances)... He has 19 extra-base hits (seven doubles, two triples, 10 homers) and 18 RBI in his last 26 games dating to May 23..He is 10-19 (.526) in his last four games...He has reached base safely in 34 of his 42 starts.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has three doubles, two homers and six RBI in his last six games...Conforto is batting .333 (7-21) with a .464 on-base percentage during that span...He has a 15.1% walk rate for the year, ranking sixth in the NL.
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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METS-ROCKIES NOTES: The Mets are 5-13 vs. Colorado since winning 11 straight games vs. the Rockies from May 4, 2014-August 23, 2015.
2018: 1-4 @NY: 0-3 @COL: 1-1
2017: 3-3 @NY: 2-1 @COL: 1-2
History @NY: @COL:
102-95 64-37 38-58
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SETH LUGO: Has a 1.98 ERA (eight earned runs/36.1 innings) since May 1...His 1.98 ERA is the ninth-lowest in the majors and his 0.77 WHIP is the lowest in the majors....In three starts this season, Lugo is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (five earned runs/15.0 innings)... The Mets are 18-11 in Lugo's 29 career starts.
ROBERT GSELLMAN: Is tied for first among all major league relievers with five wins...He has allowed four runs over his last 21.1 innings (1.69 ERA), including 8.1 scoreless innings dating to May 30... He has three saves this year after not having entering the season.
HIGHEST SLUGGING PCT. VS. RELIEF PITCHERS
Devin Mesoraco............................... .708
Mike Trout.............................................. .697 Mitch Haniger........................................ .663Asdrúbal Cabrera............................ .643Mookie Betts........................................ .636 Aaron Judge......................................... .625 Hunter Renfroe.................................... .622Brandon Nimmo.............................. .622
Minimum 50 PA (Credit: Elias)
DEVIN MESORACO: Has six home runs in the eighth inning or later this year...He is tied with Adam Duvall for the third-most such homers in the majors this year...Mike Trout and Eddie Rosario are tied for first with seven.
AMED ROSARIO: He has hit in five straight games, going 7-21 (.333), one shy of his career-high (six-game streak from August 18-23, 2017)...He has two triples, two doubles and three RBI in five career games at Coors Field....Made his major league debut at Coors Field on August 1, 2017.
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME: Columbia first baseman Jeremy Vasquez hit a solo home run and walked last night...RHP Stephen Villines earned a hold striking out the only batter he faced in the seventh...RHP Trey Cobb recorded the final two outs of the game in a 9-5 win...RHP Joe Cavallaro started the game and allowed one run on two hits.
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AT COLORADO
Thurs., June 21 LHP Steven Matz (3-4, 3.31) vs. LHP Kyle Freeland (6-6, 3.59)
VS. LOS ANGELES-NL
3:10 p.m. ET (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
7:10 p.m. (SNY, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 7:15 p.m. (FOX, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
1:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
Fri., June 22 Sat., June 23 Sun., June 24
LHP Alex Wood (2-5, 4.22) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-5, 4.82) LHP Caleb Ferguson (0-1, 7.59) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (5-2, 1.51) RHP Kenta Maeda (4-4, 3.84) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (2-6, 8.60)
UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING
SETH lugo RHP #672018 STATS: 2-2, 2.49 ERA
LAST START: Lugo tonight makes his fourth start (25th appearance) of the 2018 season...In his last start, June 15 at Arizona, took his first loss since entering the rotation after allowing five runs, earned, on eight hits in 5.0 innings...Fanned seven and walked one...Allowed a career-high-tying two homers (sixth time) for the first time since August 5 of last season vs. the Dodgers...Threw 100 pitches, his most since making a career-high 114 offerings on August 11 of last season at Philadelphia...Snapped a 13.0-inning scoreless streak and ended a run of four-straight starts without issuing a walk...Has whiffed at least seven batters in back-to-back outings for the first time in his career.
AS STARTER/AS RELIEVER: In three starts this season, Lugo is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (five earned runs/15.0 innings)...Is 1-1 with a 2.27 ERA (nine earned runs/35.2 innings) in 21 appearances out of the bullpen...In 28-career starts, Lugo is 13-7 with a 3.99 ERA (71 earned runs/160.1 innings)...In 31 relief outings, he is 1-2 with a 2.43 ERA (15 earned runs/55.2 innings)...Pitched more than 1.0 inning in 21 of his 31 relief outings.
VS. COLORADO: Lugo has made three appearances (one start) vs. the Rockies in his career, all of which have come at Citi Field...Last faced Colorado on May 4, when he held the team scoreless over the final 3.0 innings of the Mets' 8-7 setback...In that outing, allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three... Defeated the Rockies in his only start against the club on July 15 of last season, going 6.2 innings and allowing three runs, earned, on seven hits with two walks and five punchouts.
LUGO LATELY: Has a 1.98 ERA (eight earned runs/36.1 innings) since May 1 and has been scored upon in two of his 15 outings (including three starts) in that span while allowing 25 hits and three walks with 41 strikeouts...His 1.98 ERA is the sixth- lowest in the NL in that span and his 0.77 WHIP since May 1 leads the majors (min. 35.0 innings)...His 13.67 K/BB ratio (41 strikeouts/three walks) ranks second the NL since May 1 (trails only Ross Stripling's 15.00 K/BB ratio)...His 25 hits allowed in that span are the fewest in the NL among pitchers with at least 35.0 innings pitched.
STRIVE FOR FIVE: Lugo has pitched at least 5.0 innings in 25 of his 29-career starts, including each of his last two...The Mets are 17-8 (.680 winning percentage) when Lugo pitches at least 5.0 innings...In his 25 starts of at least 5.0 innings, he is 13-6 with a 3.71 ERA (60 earned runs/145.2 innings)...His career-opening streak of 19-consecutive starts of 5.0 innings or more is tied for the sixth-longest streak in franchise history.
LUGO WITH RISP: Has held opposing hitters to a .222 average (34-153) with runners in scoring position in his career, including a .148 (4-27) mark this season... With two outs, Lugo's opponents' average dips to .195 (16-82) in RISP situations, going 2-15 (.133) in 2018 to date... In his career, has allowed two home runs with runners in scoring position (1.1% HR rate with RISP/two homers allowed to 188 batters faced in RISP scenarios)...With the bases loaded, opposing hitters are 2-15 (.133) against Lugo since his debut, including 0-2 with two punchouts this season.
2018 GAME LOG (24 G/3 GS/1 QS) METS RECORD IN STARTS: 1-2

Date Opp. Dec. IP H R ER HR BB K
NP ERA
22 0.00 24 0.00 39 0.00 28 1.12
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4/3* PHI H ,2-0 2.0 0 4/5*@WASND,8-2 1.0 1 4/8* @WAS W,6-5 3.0 1 4/13* MIL H, 6-5 2.0 6 4/16* WAS ND, 6-8 0.0 0 4/18* WAS ND,11-5 1.0 1 4/20* @ATL ND, 5-3 2.0 0 4/26* @STL ND, 3-4 1.0 0 4/28* @SDP ND, 2-12 2.1 4 5/1* ATL ND, 2-3 2.0 2 5/4* COL ND, 7-8 3.0 1 5/8* @CIN ND, 2-7 1.0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0
0 1 1 0 0 2
4 0 3 0 0 0

Height/Weight: 6-4/225Born: Shreveport, LAResides: Shreveport, LA
Bats/Throws: R/RAge: 28 (November 17, 1989)Signed Through: 2022
1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
4 2.25 15 3.00 1 38 2.45 0 18 2.25 5 48 3.77

AWARDS + HONORS
» 2017 World Baseball Classic (Puerto Rico)
medical history
» Right elbow inflammation (2017)» On 60-Day D.L. from 4/2-6/11/2017
» Right shoulder impingement (2017)» On 10-Day D.L. from 8/15-27/2017

Last Win: 7/15/17 vs. ColoradoCareer Record vs. Colorado (3 G/1 GS): 1-0, 3.55 ERA (5 ER/12.2 IP)Career vs. Colorado at Home (3 G/1 GS): 1-0, 3.55 ERA (5 ER/12.2 IP)Career at Colorado on Road (0 G/0 GS): N/A
5/9* @CIN
5/11* @PHI
5/15* TOR
5/19* ARI ND, 5-4 2.0 1 5/21* MIA H, 2-0 1.0 1 5/23* MIA H, 1-2 1.0 1
2 23 3.31 3 43 2.79 1 11 2.66 2 12 2.53 1 14 2.42 4 35 2.13 2 25 1.98 0 14 1.91 1 13 1.84 3 30 1.72 2 32 2.48 3 60 2.21 2 27 2.04 8 84 1.77
5/25* @MIL ND, 3-4 2.0 5/28-1*@ATL BS/L, 3-4 1.1 5/31 CHC ND, 1-5 4.0 6/5* BAL ND, 1-2 3.0 6/10 NYY W, 2-0 6.0 6/15 @ARI L, 3-7 5.0
*denotes relief outing
LUGO VS. COLORADO
0
ND, 1-2
1.0 0 1.0 1 3.0 1
ND, 3-1 ND, 12-2
3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 5 5

W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB K
2018 2-2 2.49 24 3 50.2 38 14 14 5 10 542017 7-5 4.71 19 18 101.1 114 57 53 13 25 85
Career 14-9 3.58 60 29 216.0 201 90 86 25 56 184
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Arenado
Blackmon .333 (2/6) 0 Dahl .000 (0/3) 0 Desmond .500 (1/2) 0 Gonzalez .000 (0/5) 0
01 00 01 01 02
LeMahieu Parra Story WoltersTotal
.667 (2/3) .000 (0/2) 0
.200 (1/5) 0 .000 (0/2) 0.235 (8/34) 0
0 0 1 0 0 2 2 03 9
Career
.500 (2/4) 0
0
Rockies Batters vs. Lugo
AVG HR BBSO
AVG
HRBB SO
2018 .157 83 13 2 2018 .248 101 25 3
Career .239 401 96 11 Career .257 408 105 14
LUGO BATTING STATISTICS
YEAR AVG. AB R H RBI SAC
2018 .111 9 1 1 0 0
Career .148 54 7 8 3 5
Last Loss: N/A
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LUGO SEASON + CAREER HIGHS
2018 Season
1 (2x, last, 6/10) 8 (6/10 vs. NYY) 0
17.0 IP (5/1-5/25) N/A

8 (6/15 @ ARI)
2 (6/15 @ ARI)
5 (6/15 @ ARI)
3 (4/8 @ WAS) 6.0 (6/10 vs. NYY) 0

0
LUGO VS. LHB
YEAR AVG. AB
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
H HR YEAR
LUGO VS. RHB
AVG. AB H HR
6 (8/25/16-6/11/17) 8 (2x. last, 6/10/18 vs. NYY) 0 17.0 IP (5/1-5/25/18) N/A 10 (7/4/17 @ WAS) 2 (6x, last, 6/15/18 @ ARI) 8 (9/14/17@ CHC) 4 (2x, last, 8/11/17 @ PHI) 7.0 (3x, last, 6/11/17 @ ATL) 0 0
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  • »  Lugo is in his eighth season in the Mets or- ganization after being selected in the 34th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
  • »  As of the start of the 2018 season, was one of 13 players drafted in the 34th round or later in 2011 to appear in an MLB game.
  • »  Made his major league debut with 2.0 scoreless innings vs. the Cubs on July 1, 2016.
  • »  Initially debuted as a reliever...Has a 2.43 career ERA as a relief pitcher in 31 games (15 earned runs/55.2 innings)...Opponents hit .193 (37-192) against Lugo out of the bullpen.
» Earned the win in eight of his first 11 career starts, including four of his first five starts.» Pitched for Puerto Rico in the 2017 World
Baseball Classic...Went 2-1 in three starts for Team PR with a 4.20 ERA (seven earned runs/15.0 innings)...Started the Championship Game vs. the United States...Draws Puerto Rican heritage from his paternal grandfather, who was born there.
» Took Colorado's Chris Rusin deep for his first-career homer on July 15, 2017.
» Had a career-best 17.0-inning scoreless streak from May 1-May 25, 2018.
LUGO'S CAREER SNAPSHOT
TOMORROW''S STARTER: LHP STEVEN MATZ (3-4, 3.31)

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Career XBH:
Most Hits, Game: Most RBI, Game:
Three doubles (last, 6/23/17 @ SF) One home run (7/15/17 vs. COL)
1 (7x, last, 9/8/17 vs. CIN)
1 (3x, last, 7/15/17 vs. COL)
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LAST TIME OUT: Defeated the D-backs on June 16 at Chase Field...Tossed his third-straight quality start (his fourth in his last five outings)...Pitched 6.2 innings, surrendering one run, earned, on a season-high-tying six hits with three strikeouts and one walk...Is 2-1 with a 1.88 ERA (six earned runs/28.2 innings) in his last five starts.
ROAD WARRIOR: Will make his seventh road start of the season tomorrow...Is 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA on the road in six starts this season (five earned runs/29.0 innings)... That is the fourth-lowest ERA in the majors and third-lowest in the NL (min. 25.0 road innings).
MATZ VS. COLORADO
Last Win: N/A Last Loss: 5/5/18 vs. ColoradoCareer Record vs. Colorado (4 starts): 0-3, 6.50 ERA (13 ER/18.0 IP) Career vs. Colorado at Home (3 starts): 0-3, 6.92 ERA (10 ER/13.0 IP) Career at Colorado on Road (1 start): 0-0, 5.40 ERA (3 ER/5.0 IP)
LAST START VS. ROCKIES: Was defeated despite throwing a quality start on May 5 at Citi Field...Pitched 6.0 innings and allowed one run, earned, on three hits with five punchouts and one walk...The lone run came on a first-inning Nolan Arenado home run.
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NEW YORK METS PITCHING BREAKDOWN
W-L-S ERA IP H R ER BB K HR AVG W-L-S ERA
IP H
R ER BB K HR AVG
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STARTERS 17-21 3.89 379.1 368 178 164 114 394 47 .254 HOME 13-21-8 3.76 311.0 285 136 130 102 350 42 .244 RELIEVERS 14-18-19 4.52 252.2 243 133 127 112 252 37 .254 ROAD 18-18-11 4.51 321.0 326 175 161 124 296 42 .263TOTALS 31-39-19 4.14 632.0 611 311 291 226 646 84 .254 TOTALS 31-39-19 4.14 632.0 611 311 291 226 646 84 .254

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