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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 6/23/18

Hmmm... What'd they do???? They Lost....

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers (40-35) vs. New York Mets (31-43)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB Dodgers 100200050 8908 Mets 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 1 8
Win: Caleb Ferguson (1-1) Loss: Jacob deGrom (5-3) Save: None Time: 3:01 Attendance: 37,705HOME RUN INFORMATION
Dodgers Home Runs
Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count Bases Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count Bases
Muncy 14 deGrom 1 1 0-0 --- Bautista 4 García 8 1 0-1 --- Kemp 13 Gsellman 8 1 0-1 123
Metscellaneous: New York has lost five consecutive games and are 4-17 in their last 21 games...The Mets are a season-low 12 games under .500. • The Mets have lost 11-consecutive games vs. the Dodgers dating to May 28, 2016, matching the longest losing streak vs. the Dodgers in
franchise history from July 31, 1963-May 21, 1964.
Mets at Home: The Mets are 1-12 in their last 13 home games and 13-23 at home this season...New York was held to four or fewer runs at home for the 15th consecutive game dating to May 20 vs. Arizona.
Grand Slams: New York surrendered grand slams in back-to-back games for the first time since last season when they surrendered grand slams at Philadelphia on April 12 and at Miami on April 13.
José Bautista (2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R): Has reached base safely in each of his last nine games with a .615 OBP in that time.
• Has seven doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, 10 runs scored, 19 walks and a .455 OBP in 29 games with the Mets.
• Over his last seven games, Bautista is batting .500 (6-12) with two doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, six runs scored and seven walks. • Homered in back-to-back games for the first time since homering in three consecutive games from August 9-11, 2017 with Toronto.

Brandon Nimmo (3-5, 3B): Is batting .395 (15-38) with one double, one triple, three home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored over his last eight games.
• Has six triples on the season...Entered the day tied for fifth-most triples in the majors.
• Over his last 30 games (since May 23), Nimmo has 20 extra-base hits (seven doubles, three triples and 10 home runs) and 20 RBI.

Michael Conforto (1-4, R): Doubled and scored in the second inning...Has hit safely in his last six games and is batting .375 (9-24) during the streak.
Jacob deGrom (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R/3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K): Turned in his 12th quality start of the season.
• His three runs allowed tonight are the most he’s allowed in a start since April 16 vs. Washington (also three runs).
• Has allowed seven earned runs in his last 39.0 innings at Citi Field (1.61 ERA).
• Has struck out at least six batters in eight consecutive starts (May 18-present), the second-longest streak of his career...deGrom fanned at least six in 10 consecutive starts from May 21-July 17, 2016.
• Had his streak of seven starts with at least 7.0 IP and two or fewer earned runs allowed snapped...The seven-start streak from May 18-June 18 matched the longest such streak of his career (also May 21-June 25, 2015).

Drew Smith: Made his major league debut tonight with 1.0 scoreless inning...Struck out Yasiel Puig for his first career strikeout.
Dodgers: Improved to 14-5 (.737) in June, the best mark in the NL...Since May 17, Los Angeles is 24-9 (.727), the best record in the majors during that time.
Mets Home Runs
vs. the Mets: Won their 11th-straight game vs. the Mets, outscoring New York 83-23 in those 11 games...The 11-game winning streak vs. the Mets matches their longest winning streak vs. the Mets in team history (also July 31, 1963-May 21, 1964)...In their last 35 contests vs. New York, the Dodgers are 25-10 (.714).
• The Dodgers have defeated the Mets by three or more runs in nine-straight games...According to STATS, this marks the first time they have beaten any single opponent by at least three runs nine times in a row.
Homers: Los Angeles hit two more home runs tonight, bringing their June total to 39 home runs, most in the majors...The team has 95 homers overall this season...Entering play today, St. Louis led the NL with 97 home runs.
Dodgers Grand Slams: Matt Kemp hit the Dodgers' third grand slam of the season and second in as many games.
• Kemp's grand slam was his seventh as a Dodger, fourth-most all-time in Dodger's history...Trails Gil Hodges (14), Carl Furillo (eight) and Mike Piazza (eight).

Matt Kemp (1-1, HR, 4 RBI, R): Hit his 13th home run of the season with his pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning.
• Was Kemp’s eighth career grand slam (last, September 13, 2017 with Atlanta at Washington off Brandon Kinztler).
• The pinch-hit home run was the third of his career...Kemp’s last pinch-hit homer came June 10, 2011 at Colorado during his first stint with the Dodgers.
• The Dodgers’ last pinch-hit grand slam prior to tonight came from Manny Ramirez on July 22, 2009 vs. Cincinnati.

Chris Taylor: Delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double that gave the Dodgers the lead in the fourth inning...Was previously 0-4 as a pinch-hitter this season prior to his pinch-hit appearance tonight.
• Is hitting .330 (31-94) with six doubles, four triples, three home runs and 14 RBI in his last 25 road games dating to April 28.
Clayton Kershaw (3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R/2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K): Returned to the mound for the first time since May 31 vs. Philadelphia after being activated off the Disabled List (lower back strain) today.
• In 13 career regular-season starts vs. the Mets, Kershaw owns a 1.98 ERA (19 earned runs/86.1 innings)...Owns a 1.69 ERA (seven earned runs/37.1 innings) vs. the Mets in six career starts during the regular season at Citi Field.
Caleb Ferguson (4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K): Earned his first career major league win.Upcoming Pitching
Sun., June 24 LHP Rich Hill (1-2, 4.99) vs. TBA
1:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)

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