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Friday, July 6, 2018

Mets Game Notes 7/6/18



Friday, July 6, 2018 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Ryne Stanek (1-2, 1.98) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (5-4, 1.84)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

ROSTER MOVE: The Mets recalled RHP Paul Sewald from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and placed LHP Jerry Blevins on the Bereavement List (grandmother)...Sewald will wear #51 and will be available for tonight's game...He is 0-4 with a 4.85 ERA (21 earned runs/39.0 innings) in 26 games with the Mets this season...Sewald went 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA (one earned run/5.0 innings) in four games with the 51s after he was optioned for the first time on June 22.
FUTURES GAME: First baseman Peter Alonso and shortstop Andres Gimenez will represent the Mets at the 2018 SiriusXM Futures Game on Sunday, July 15 at Nationals Park...Alonso, 23, will play for Team USA...He is hitting a combined .287 (82-286) with 15 doubles, 19 homers, 69 RBI and a .421 OBP in 85 games between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Gimenez, 19, will play for the World Team...He is batting .269 (72-268) with 17 doubles, three triples, five homers, 26 RBI and a .342 OBP in 75 games with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League.
METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 7-23 in their last 30 games and 9-28 in their last 37 contests... New York has gone 13 straight series without a series win since sweeping Arizona from May 18-20...The Mets are 17-40 since May 1.
AT HOME: New York will begin an 11-game homestand tonght to close out the first half...The Mets have lost 15 of their last 17 home games...New York is 14-26 at home this year...The Mets are hitting .215 at home this year with 34 homers...New York has posted a 3.99 ERA at Citi Field this season.
IN THE BIG APPLE: The Mets will play their next 17 games in the Big Apple...The club's next game outside New York City will be July 26 at Pittsburgh...Following this 11-game homestand, the Mets will open the second half with three games at Yankee Stadium before hosting the Padres for three games.
INTERLEAGUE: The Mets are 3-6 in Interleague action this year...New York has a .507 (188-183) winning percentage during Interleague play all-time, the best winning percentage among NL teams.
FLORES FLOURISHING: Wilmer Flores has driven in 10 runs in his last 10 games and has 13 RBI in his last 15 games...Flores has hit in career-high 11 straight games, going 13-42 (.310), tied with Asdrúbal Cabrera for the team season-high...Flores has hit in 14 of his last 15 games and reached base safely in a career-best 18 straight games with a plate appearance...Over his last 37 games, Flores is batting .299 (35-117) with 10 doubles, five home runs, 21 RBI, 13 runs scored, 10 walks and a .348 OBP (dating back to May 4).
JOSÉ BAUTISTA: Has a .425 OBP since joining the Mets on May 22...Has reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 games...Bautista he has three homers and seven RBI over his last 11 contests...He is hitting .298 (14-47) with five doubles, three homers, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored over his last 16 games...He has drawn 18 base- on-balls in his last 18 games and 27 walks in 38 games with the Mets since May 22.
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.

RAYS-METS NOTES: This is just the third time the Rays have played in Queens since 2000 (Mets went 2-1 in 2000 and 1-2 in 2009).
2015: 1-2 @NY: 0-0 @TB: 1-2
2012: 3-0 History 12-9 @NY: 0-0 @NY: 5-4 @TB: 3-0 @TB: 7-5
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deGROMINATE: Jacob deGrom has allowed one earned run or less in 10 of his last 13 starts...He has allowed one run or less in 56 of his 124 career starts (45 percent).
RANKINGS: DeGrom leads the majors with a 1.84 ERA...He's third in the NL and ninth in the majors with 134 strikeouts, third in the NL in WHIP (1.02) and is second in the NL and fifth in the majors with a .559 OPS.
deCITI: Jacob deGrom as allowed seven earned runs in his last 39.0 innings at home (1.62 ERA)...DeGrom owns a 2.28 career ERA at Citi Field over 61 starts...That is the second-lowest home ERA among active pitchers with 300 or more innings at home... Clayton Kershaw is first (2.07 ERA).
ASDRÚBAL CABRERA: Has two homers and four RBI in his last three games...He is hitting .355 (22-62) with two doubles, four homers, 12 RBI, eight runs scored and a .437 OBP in his last 15 games...Cabrera has 15 homers, surpassing last year's total of 14...Cabrera has 48 RBI, his second-highest total prior to the All- Star break during his career...He had 51 RBI in 2011 for Cleveland in the first half.
BRANDON NIMMO: Is ninth in the NL with a .386 OBP, fifth with a .910 OPS and ninth with a .525 slugging percentage...He has a career-high 12 homers and is tied for fourth in the majors with six triples.
NOAH SYNDERGAARD: Will start for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League on Sunday, July 8 at 4 p.m. at MCU Park vs. the SI Yankees...Syndergaard has been on the DL since May 26 with a strained ligament in his right index finger.
T.J. RIVERA: Went 0-4 as the DH last night for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...It was his first minor league rehabilitation game...Rivera underwent Tommy John surgery on September 14 last year.
FIRST PITCH: Hailey Dawson, 8, will throw out tonight's ceremonial first pitch...Hailey was born with Poland Syndrome, a birth defect that caused her to be born with three missing fingers...She will be wearing a Mets-themed 3D robotic hand... Her goal is to throw out a first pitch for each MLB team...The Mets are her 19th team...Hailey has played one season of baseball so far and is looking forward to playing softball.
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VS. TAMPA BAY
UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING
Sat., July 7 LHP Blake Snell (11-4, 2.24) vs. LHP Steven Matz (4-5, 3.46) 4:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) Sun., July 8 RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-3, 3.92) vs. TBA 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
jacob DEGROM RHP #482018 STATS: 5-4, 1.84 ERA
LAST START: DeGrom tonight makes his 18th start of the season...In his last start, June 30 at Miami, tossed 6.0 innings and allowed three runs, earned, on six hits while striking out eight and walking one...Suffered his fourth loss of the season despite registering his ninth-straight quality start in the Mets' 5-2 setback at Marlins Park...Fell to 1-4 in his last five starts (has a 2.57 ERA in that stretch) after starting the season 4-0 with a 1.49 ERA through 12 starts...Pitched 5.0-scoreless innings before surrendering three runs in the sixth frame...Was the second time he's allowed three runs in an inning this season (also did so in the fifth inning at Miami on April 10).
VS. TAMPA BAY: DeGrom tonight faces the Marlins for the second time in his career and first time at Citi Field...Made one start at Tropicana Field on August 7, 2015...In that outing, pitched 6.1 innings, allowing two runs, earned, on six hits with seven strikeouts... Both runs scored on solo homers...In 15-career Interleague starts, deGrom is 5-7 with a 3.00 ERA (33 earned runs/99.0 innings)...Lost his lone start vs. an AL club this season, tossing 8.0 innings and allowing three runs, two earned, vs. the Yankees on June 8.
HIGH QUANTITIES OF QUALITY: Excluding his injury-abbreviated start on May 2 and his rain-delay altered return from the DL on May 13, 13 of deGrom's 15 remaining starts this season have been quality outings, including each of his last nine...His 13 quality starts are the third-most in the NL this season while his current streak of nine quality starts in a row is the longest-active streak in the majors...The nine-start streak is the longest quality-start streak of his career and the longest by a Mets pitcher since Zack Wheeler had nine-straight quality starts from June 30-August 15, 2014.
IN deCITI: Owns a 1.90 ERA (11 earned runs/52.0 innings) in eight starts at Citi Field this season...That is the fourth-best home ERA in the NL this season...His .199 opponent average at home (38-191) also ranks fourth in the NL...Has a 2.28 ERA (99 earned runs/391.0 innings) in 61-career starts at home, the third-lowest home ERA since 2014 behind Clayton Kershaw (1.88) and Jake Arrieta (2.24).
deGROMINANCE: Since April 21, deGrom owns a 1.42 ERA (13 earned runs/82.1 innings) in 13 starts, the best mark in the majors, yet the Mets are 3-10 in those 13 outings... During that time, he has struck out 104 and walked 22...His 1.00 WHIP in that span is the second-best in the NL, his 32.0 percent strikeout rate ranks second in the NL, his 0.44 HR/9 rate also ranks second in the league and his 4.73 K/BB ratio ranks fifth.
BETTER THAN MOST: Leads the majors with a 1.84 ERA (22 earned runs/107.1 innings)...His 134 strikeouts this season are third-most in the NL and ninth-most in the majors...Ranks second in the league with a .559 opponent OPS and second in the NL with a 0.50 HR/9 rate...Ranks second among all major league pitchers with a 5.0 WAR according to Baseball Reference.
deGROMETRICS: According to FanGraphs, deGrom's 29.2 percent hard-hit rate is the fifth-best in the NL this season...DeGrom also produces the second-most soft contact in the NL (23.5 percent), behind teammate Zack Wheeler (25.5 percent)...Ranks second in the majors with a 2.22 FIP...Has stranded 84.1 percent of his baserunners allowed this season, second in the NL (Jon Lester, 85.1 percent).
ESCAPE ARTIST: Has held opponents to a .139 (10-72) batting average with RISP this season, third-lowest in the majors and second-lowest in the NL...That includes a 4-39 (.103) mark with RISP and two outs...Opponents are 6-56 (.107) with 28 strikeouts with RISP in his last 12 starts overall...Opponents are hitless in 12 at-bats with one sac fly and nine strikeouts with the bases loaded vs. deGrom this year.
EXTRA BASES: Has allowed 10 extra-base hits in his last four starts (seven doubles, one triple, two homers) after allowing 10 XBH total in his first 13 starts of the season...Only 25 percent (20 of 81) of the hits deGrom has allowed this season have gone for extra bases (13 doubles, one triple, six homers)...His .286 opponent slugging percentage is the lowest in the NL and second-lowest in the majors...His 20 extra-base hits allowed in 107.1 innings are tied for the fewest among the 97 MLB pitchers with at least 80.0 innings pitched this season.
TOMORROW'S STARTER: LHP STEVEN MATZ (4-5, 3.46)
LAST START: Pitched 5.1 innings, allowing one run, unearned, on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts on July 1 at Miami...Became the second visiting pitcher to record three-straight starts without allowing an earned run at Marlins Park (also, Stephen Strasburg).
STRANDED: In his last 11 starts, opponents are hitting .167 (17/102) against Matz with men on base...Opponents are also hitting .137 (7/51) with runners in scoring position in his last 11 starts...Opponents are hitting .203 (26/128) with runners on base and .219 (16/73) with a runner in scoring position so far this season.
2018 GAME LOG (17 GS/13 QS) METS RECORD: 6-11
Date Opp. Dec. IP H R ER HR BB K NP ERA
3/31 STL W, 6-2 5.2 4 1 1 0 1 7 101 1.59
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4/5 @WAS W, 8-2 6.0 4
2 1 4 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 11 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 3
0 3 5 86 1.54 1 1 6 101 3.06
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Height/Weight: 6-4/180Born: DeLand, FLResides: DeLand, FL
Bats/Throws: L/RAge: 29 (June 19, 1988)Signed Through: 2018
4/10 @MIA ND, 8-6
4/16 WAS ND, 6-8
4/21 @ATL ND, 3-4
4/27 @SD W, 5-1 7.1 5
6.0 7 7.1 6 7.0 4
1 1
0 2
0 3
0 0
0 3
0 0
0 2
1 3
0 2
1 2
0 0
0 1 7 106 1.51
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AWARDS + HONORS
» 2014 BBWAA NL Rookie of the Year
» 2015 NL All-Star
» 
2014 Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year» 2014 Player's Choice NL Outstanding Rookie» 2015 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year» NL Rookie of the Month (July & Sept. 2014)
medical history
» Hyperextended right elbow (May 2018)» Surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow (September 21, 2016)
» Tommy John Surgery (2011)
5/2 ATL ND, 0-7
5/13 @PHI ND, 2-4
5/18 ARI W, 3-1
5/23 MIA ND, 1-2 7.0 4 5/28 @ATL ND, 3-4 7.0 5 6/2 CHC ND, 1-7 7.0 7 6/8 NYY L, 1-4 8.0 4 6/13 @ATL L, 0-2 7.0 7 6/18 @COL W, 12-2 8.0 5 6/23 LAD L, 3-8 6.0 5 6/30 @MIA L, 2-5 6.0 6
12 103 3.24 10 97 2.53 8 110 2.06 6 46 1.87 2 45 1.83 13 100 1.75 8 109 1.54 8 115 1.52 13 116 1.49 8 101 1.57 7 86 1.55
Most Hits, Game: Most RBI, Game:
W-L-S ERA
IP H
R ER BB K HR AVG
4.0 2 1.0 0 7.0 6
H HR
46 4
YEAR
2018
Career .240 1427 343 35 Career .220 1485 326 37
deGROM BATTING STATISTICS
YEAR AVG AB R H RBI SAC
2018 .088 34 1 3 1 3
1 3 6 112 1.69 1 1 8 84 1.84
W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB K
2018 5-4 1.84 17 17 107.1 81 25 22 6 28 1342017 15-10 3.53 32 32 201.1 180 87 79 28 59 239
Career 50-36 2.82 124 124 788.0 669 268 247 72 204 865
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deGROM VS. TAMPA BAY
Last Win: N/ACareer Record vs. Tampa Bay (1 start): 0-0, 2.84 ERA (2 ER/6.1 IP)Career vs. Tampa Bay at Home (0 starts): N/ACareer vs. Tampa Bay on Road (1 start): 0-0, 2.84 ERA (2 ER/6.1 IP)
AVG
Rays Batters vs. deGrom
HR BB SO
AVG
HR BB SO
Arroyo
Cron
Duffy
Gomez
Hechavarria.235 (4/17) 0 1 3 
Total .220 (13/59) 1 2 12
.000 (0/3) .500 (1/2) .000 (0/6) .400 (4/10)
0 0
0 1
0 0
0 0 3
deGROM SEASON + CAREER HIGHS
2018 Season
Career
3 0 0
Kiermaier Ramos Smith
.500 (1/2) .214 (3/14) .000 (0/5)
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
Last Loss: N/A
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Win Streak Strikeouts 10+ K Games Scoreless Streak Low Hits, CG High Hits, Game High HR, Game High Runs, Game
8 (6/12/17-7/24/17) 13 (4x, last 6/2/18 vs. CHC) 25 (last 6/2/18 vs. CHC) 24.1 IP (4/21-5/18/18) 1 (7/17/16 @ PHI) 13 (8/18/16 @ SF) 4 (7/7/17 @ STL) 9 (9/5/17 vs. PHI) 6 (4/22/17 vs. WAS)
4 (3/31/-5/18)
13 (2x, last 6/2 vs. CHC)
4 (last, last 6/2 vs. CHC)
24.1 IP (4/21-5/18)
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7 (3x, last 6/13 @ ATL)
1 (5x, last 6/23 vs. LAD)
4 (4/10 @ MIA)
3 (5x, last 6/23 vs. LAD) 
High Walks, Game8.0 (2x, last, 6/18 @ COL) IP, Game 9.0 (2x, last 6/12/17 vs. CHC)
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deGROM VS. LHB
YEAR AVG AB
2018 .236 195
Complete Games Shutouts
2 (last, 6/12/17 vs. CHC) 1 (7/17/16 @ PHI)
deGROM VS. RHB
AVG AB H HR
.179 195 35 2
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Career Career XBH:
.179
252 19 45 13 22
Five doubles (last, 5/14/17 @ MIL) One home run (6/18/17 vs. WAS) 3 (5/16/15 vs. MIL)
2 (2x, last, 5/3/17 @ ATL)
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MATZ VS. TAMPA BAY
Last Win: N/A Last Loss: N/ACareer Record vs. Tampa Bay (0 starts): N/ACareer vs. Tampa Bay at Home (0 starts): N/ACareer vs. Tampa Bay on Road (0 starts): N/A
LAST START VS. RAYS: Matz has never faced the Rays.

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