Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 7/9/18 Game One

Mets: New York has won three of its last five games...The Mets are 4-17 in their last 21 home games and 16-28 overall at Citi Field this season.
• New York has won all three meetings with the Phillies at Citi Field this season...Improved to 4-1 overall vs. the Phils in 2018.
• Dating back to April 19 of last season, the Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 home games vs. Philadelphia.
• The Mets improved to 5-5 in extra-inning contests this season and have won their last two extra-inning games after losing five in a row.

Walk-Off Wins: The Mets have won in walk-off fashion for the fifth time this season (second time on this homestand - July 6 vs. Tampa Bay)... Their five walk-off wins are tied for eighth-most in the majors this season and match the team’s total from last season...Four of the Mets’ five walk-off RBI this season have come from Wilmer Flores.
Pinch-Hit Homers: Flores’ pinch-hit, walk-off home run was the Mets’ first pinch-hit walk-off home run since Ike Davis’ walk-off grand slam on April 5, 2014 vs. Cincinnati...Was Flores’ second pinch-hit homer of the season and the fifth of his career (also, June 25 vs. Pittsburgh), and the fourth by a Mets hitter this season, tied for the second-most in the majors.
Wilmer Flores (1-1, HR, RBI, R): Led off the 10th inning with a pinch-hit, walk-off blast, his second walk-off home run of the season (also, April 15 vs. Milwaukee) and the fourth of his career...Was his 10th-career walk-off RBI (fourth this season), the most in franchise history.
• His four walk-off home runs are tied for the most in Mets history (also, Cleon Jones, Chris Jones, Kevin McReynolds and Mike Piazza).
• His 10 walk-off RBI are the most in the majors since 2014...No other player has more than seven walk-off RBI in that time. • Is hitting .300 (39-130) in his last 41 games with 11 doubles, six homers, 22 RBI and a .868 OPS since May 4.

Asdrúbal Cabrera (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R): Clubbed his 16th homer of the season, a game-tying solo blast in the opening frame...Is batting .338 (26-77) with three doubles, five homers, 15 RBI and nine runs scored in his last 19 games.
• Dating back to August 11, 2017, has hit in 13-straight games vs. the Phillies...Has gone 24-52 (.462) with seven doubles, three homers and 10 RBI during the streak.
• Is batting .362 (75-207) with 15 doubles, 12 homers, 40 RBI, 29 runs scored and a 1.025 OPS vs. the Phillies in his career (54 games). • Since 2016 (his first year as a Met), Cabrera is batting .392 (62-158) vs. the Phils, the best average in the majors in that time against the Phillies (min. 65 AB).

• His two RBI today gave him 51 on the season...The 51 RBI are tied for the most he’s had in his career prior to the All-Star break (had 51 prior to the break with Cleveland in 2011).
Zack Wheeler (4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R/3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K): Failed to complete at least 5.0 innings for the first time since May 16 vs. Toronto and for the third time this year...Had thrown at least 5.2 innings in each of his previous nine starts, the second-longest streak of his career...Has not won a game in his last 13 starts
• Was his second start in which he fanned at least eight batters in 4.2 innings or fewer (also, September 1, 2014 at Miami)...He is the first Mets pitcher with more than one such outing (seven other Mets pitchers have done so in a start once, most recently Gabriel Ynoa on September 18, 2016).

Seth Lugo (2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 3 K): Has a 2.09 ERA (10 earned runs/43.0 innings) as a relief pitcher this season...That is the eighth-lowest ERA as a reliever in the NL this season (min. 40.0 innings).
• Owns a 1.26 ERA (four earned runs/28.2 innings) in his last 15 appearances out of the bullpen dating to May 1...Including today, that stretch includes eight scoreless outings of more than 1.0 inning.
Phillies: Have lost two consecutive games following a six-game winning streak.
• Are now 6-2 in extra-inning games this season (2-2 in such games on the road).

Extra-Base Hit Streak: Maikel Franco’s home run extended the team’s streak of games with at least one extra-base hit to 84-straight con- tests...The streak is now tied for the fourth-longest in team history.
Rhys Hoskins (1-5, RBI): Has a team-high 56 RBI this season and 104 RBI in his first 129 career games...That is the ninth-most RBI through 129 games played since RBI became an official statistic in 1920.
César Hernández (2-4, R, SB, BB): Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games vs. the Mets since August 11 of last season, going 19-54 (.352) in that time with a .962 OPS.
• Has 400 hits since the start of the 2016 season...Is one of six second basemen to reach 400 hits in the last three seasons.
Nick Williams (3-5, RBI): Plated the Phillies’ first run with an RBI single in the first inning...Is hitting .467 (7-16) with runners in scoring posi- tion since June 14.
Maikel Franco (2-4, HR, RBI, R, BB): Knotted the score with his solo home run in the fourth inning...Has hit in six-straight games, going 9-19 (.474) in that span.
• Is batting .379 (22-58) with six doubles, three homers, nine RBI and six walks in his last 19 games.
Zach Eflin (5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R/3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K): Snapped a six-start winning streak...Had allowed two runs or fewer in each of those six starts before surrendering three today...His six-start winning streak was the longest-active streak in the majors and his six-straight outings allow- ing two or fewer runs was the longest-active streak by an NL starter entering play today.
• Allowed a home run in the first inning for the first time this season...His last first-inning home run allowed also came vs. the Mets (Michael Conforto on August 13, 2017 at Citizens Bank Park).
• Today marked his 12th start of the season, a new career-high...His 68.2 innings pitched this season also established a new career-best.

Upcoming Pitching vs. Philadelphia
Tue., July 10 TBA vs. Drew Gagnon (MLB Debut) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) Wed., July 11 TBA vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (5-4, 1.79) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)

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