Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 6/2/18

Cubs 7, Mets 1 (14 innings)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Cubs (32-23) vs. Mets (27-29)

Metscellaneous: The Mets have lost eight of their last 10 games, including three straight...New York has lost five straight home games and is 12-16 at Citi Field this season.

Extra-Innings: Tonight was the longest game by innings for the Mets since they played 16 innings on April 13, 2017 at Miami in a 9-8 win...New York is now 3-4 in extra-innings this year...This was Cubs third game of 14 or more innings this season...They lost 2-1 at Miami in 17 innings on March 30 this year...Chicago is now 2-4 in extra-innings this season.

Strikeouts: Mets pitching combined for 24 strikeouts tonight, the most in any game in franchise history...The previous mark was 20 strikeouts on August 1, 1999 against the Cubs at Wrigley Field (13 innings).

Cubs: Struck out 24 times tonight, the most since they fanned 26 times in 18 innings vs. the Yankees on May 7, 2017.

Jacob deGrom: Extended his franchise record with his eighth straight start allowing one run or less...He has allowed one run or less in 55 of his 119 career starts (46 percent)...DeGrom has allowed three earned runs in his 47.1 innings (0.57 ERA).


Strikeouts: DeGrom tied his career-high with 13 strikeouts...It's the fourth time during the regular season and fifth time including the postseason he's fanned 13...He last struck out 13 on May 18 vs. Arizona...He has four double-digit strikeout games this year, tied for the third-most in the majors and has 25 double-digit strikeout games in his career...DeGrom’s 25th career double-digit strikeout game came in his 119th-career start…That is tied for the seventh-most 10+ strikeout games in a pitcher’s first 119 games since at least 1908 (tied for third-most in the NL during that time).

deGrom with RISP: Anthony Rizzo’s first-inning single (no run scored on the hit) was the first hit deGrom allowed with runners in scoring position since April 10 at Miami…Snapped a streak of 29-consecutive at-bats in RISP situations without allowing a hit, which was the third-longest streak in team history according to Elias...Opponents were 0-30 vs. Jerry Koosman with RISP in 1969 and 0-31 vs. Brent Gaff in 1994...Opponents are 6-51 (.118) vs. deGrom with RISP this season.

Bases Loaded: Opponents are 0-12 with nine strikeouts with the bases loaded vs. Jacob deGrom this year...He has struck out the last seven batters he's faced with the bases loaded.

Mets Bullpen: Over its last 10 games, the Mets bullpen is 1-8.

Mets Home Runs: With Michael Conforto's homer tonight, the Mets have homered in nine of their last 10 games (14 in that stretch)...The Mets have 20 homers in their last 16 games and 30 long balls in their last 24 games.

Roster Note: The Dodgers claimed LHP P.J. Conlon off waivers.

Cubs: Chicago has won three straight and six of their last seven games and seven of their last nine games.

Anthony Rizzo: Went 2-2 with one RBI with runners in scoring position tonight and is hitting .500 (13-26) with 19 RBI with RISP since May 9…Overall this season, has gone 20-57 (.351) with 29 RBI with RISP.

Luke Farrell: Tossed a career-high 5.0 innings...His previous best was 3.0 innings on August 23, 2017 vs. Cincinnati...He became the second Cubs reliever to pitch 5.0 or more innings in relief this year...Eddie Butler went 7.0 innings on March 30 at Miami.

Mike Montgomery: Allowed one run, earned, on two hits in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts and one walk in his second start of the season…Did not allow a run in his first 10.2 innings as a starter this season until surrendering a sixth-inning solo home run…Is 5-2 with a 2.12 ERA (11 earned runs/46.2 innings) in his last nine outings as a starting pitcher.

Albert Almora Jr.: Drove in the go-ahead, game-winning run with a two-run double in the 14th inning…Was his first game-winning RBI of the season…Has 11 RBI in 14 career games against the Mets, including 10 RBI in his last five games against New York.

                                                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E LOB
Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 17 2 17
Mets 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 3 11

Winning Pitcher: Luke Farrell (2-2)
Losing Pitcher: Buddy Baumann (0-2)
Save: None

Cubs: Javier Baez (14, 14th inning off Gerson Bautista, 1 on, 2 out)
Mets: Michael Conforto (7, 6th inning off Mike Montgomery, 0 on, 2 out)

Time: 4:53 Attendance: 32,817

Upcoming Pitching vs. Chicago-NL
Sun., June 3 LHP Jon Lester (5-2, 2.71) vs. LHP Steven Matz (2-3, 3.55) 1:10 p.m. (PIX11, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)                

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