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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) --
--

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: --

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