Saturday, June 9, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 6/8/18

Yankees 4, Mets 1
Friday, June 8, 2018
Yankees (41-18) vs. Mets (27-33)

Subway Series: The Mets have lost five straight games in the Subway Series dating to August 14 of last season...The Mets are 46-67 vs. the Yankees all-time during the regular season. 

Mets Notes

Metscellaneous: The Mets have lost 12 of their last 14 games, including seven straight...The last time the Mets lost seven straight games prior to tonight was May 10-17, 2017...The Mets have lost nine straight home games and are 12-20 at Citi Field this season...The last time the Mets lost nine consecutive games at home was September 7-20, 2012. 

Interleague Play: The Mets are 1-4 in Interleague action this year.

Mets Offense: Has scored three runs in its last 51.0 innings and been held to one run or fewer in five consecutive games...The five-game streak is tied for the longest in franchise history (also September 4-7, 1990 and September 25-27, 1964)...The Mets have been held to one run or less 16 times this season, third-most in the majors.

Mets Starting Pitchers: Over their last 19 games, Mets starters have a 2.35 ERA (28 earned runs/107.0 innings). 
Mets Leadoff HR: Brandon Nimmo hit the Mets' second leadoff homer this year with his solo homer to start the game tonight...The other was hit by Michael Conforto on May 7 at Cincinnati...Nimmo's leadoff homer was the fourth by a Met in the Subway Series and the first by a Met in a home Subway Series game...Curtis Granderson hit the last two (April 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium and August 3, 2016 at Yankee Stadium)...José Reyes has the other (June 19, 2010 at Yankee Stadium). 

Brandon Nimmo: Went 1-3 with a leadoff homer, the first leadoff homer of his career...Was his eighth home run of the season, extending his career-high...Five of his eight homers this year have given the Mets a lead or tied the game (four go-ahead, one game-tying).

Jacob deGrom: Suffered his first loss of the season...Tossed 8.0 innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out eight...Was his first outing allowing more than one run since April 16 vs. Washington (allowed three runs)...Was the seventh time this season deGrom has thrown seven or more innings and allowed two or fewer earned runs, tied for the most in the majors with José Berríos.

Yoenis Céspedes: Served as the designated hitter and went 0-2 tonight in his first MLB rehabilitation game with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League at Trenton...Céspedes has been on the DL since May 14 with a strain of the right hip flexor.

Yankees Notes

Recent Yankees: With tonight's win, the Yankees have won three straight, gone 6-1 on their current road trip and are 16-5 in their last 21 road games. 

Yankees Go-Ahead HR: Brett Gardner’s go-ahead homer came in the eighth inning...Was the sixth Yankees go-ahead HR in the eighth inning or later vs. the Mets in Subway Series history...The others are Jorge Posada (July 10, 1999, Top 8th), Robin Ventura (June 14, 2002, Top 10th), Russell Martin (June 10, 2012, Bottom 9th), Robinson Canó (June 24, 2012, Top 8th) and Aaron Hicks (August 14, 2017, Bottom 8th). 

Brett Gardner: Hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning for his fifth home run of the season...Finished the game 2-3 and has hit safely in seven-straight games, matching a season-best hitting streak...Has also hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games since May 18...Over his last 21 games, Gardner is batting .364 (32-88) with 13 extra-base hits (seven doubles, two triples, four home runs) and 11 RBI. 

Giancarlo Stanton: Hit his 15th home run of the season with his solo homer in the ninth inning...Has 22 career home runs at Citi Field, most by any opposing player in the ballpark’s history. 

Gleyber Torres: Turned in a multi-hit game (2-3)...Is the youngest Yankee (21 years, 177 days)  with a multi-hit game in the Subway Series...The previous youngest Yankee with a multi-hit game in the Subway Series was Melky Cabrera (21 years, 324 days) on July 1, 2006. 

Masahiro Tanaka: Tossed 5.0 innings of one-run ball in a no-decision...Left tonight’s game due to stiffness in both hamstrings and will be re-evaluated tomorrow...Struck out eight and walked one...Over his last two starts, Tanaka has allowed two runs in 11.0 innings (1.64 ERA)...Scored a run in the sixth, the third run scored by a Yankees pitcher in Subway Series history...The other Yankee pitchers to score a run in the Subway Series game were Luis Severino (August 17, 2017) and CC Sabathia (June 26, 2009).

                        1           2          3          4          5          6          7          8          9                      R          H         E            LOB
Yankees          0          0          0          0          0          1           0          2          1                       4          5          0            2
Mets                1           0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0                      1           4          1            4

Winning Pitcher: Chad Green (4-0)
Losing Pitcher: Jacob deGrom (4-1)
Save: Aroldis Chapman (16)

Yankees: Gardner (5, 8th inning off deGrom, 1 on, 2 out); Stanton (15, 9th inning off Sewald, 0 on, 1 out).
Mets: Nimmo (8, 1st inning off Tanaka, 0 on, 0 out).

Time: 2:28      Attendance: 42,961

Upcoming Pitching vs. Yankees
Sat., June 9      RHP Domingo Germán (0-4, 5.44) vs. LHP Steven Matz (2-4, 3.42)                 7:15 p.m. (FOX, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)     
Sun., June 10   RHP Luis Severino (9-1, 2.20) vs. RHP Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.04)                             8:08 p.m. (ESPN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050)        

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