Saturday, July 7, 2018

Mets Post Game Note 7/6/18

Friday, July 6, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays (43-44) vs. New York Mets (35-49)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9    R H E LOB
 Rays 000010000 1  5.   2.   7 
Mets 001000004  5.  6.   0.  
Win: Jeurys Familia (4-4) Loss: Chaz Roe (1-2) Save: None Time: 2:43 Attendance: 24,236
Rays Home Runs 
Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count Bases Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count Bases
W. Adames 3 deGrom 5 2 1-2 --- J. Bautista 6 Roe 9 2 0-0 123
Metscellaneous: The Mets have won three of their last four games following a three-game losing streak...Improved to 15-14 in series openers this season...New York is 4-6 in Interleague play in 2018 and 189-183 (.508) all-time vs. the AL, the best winning percentage among NL clubs vs. the AL...New York improved to 15-26 at Citi Field this season.
• New York has won five of their last seven games against the Rays, improving to 13-9 all-time against the club...The Mets are 6-4 at home vs. Tampa Bay, including a 2-2 record in four games at Citi Field.
Walk-Off Wins: José Bautista's walk-off grand slam gave the Mets their fourth walk-off win of the season (also April 15, May 19 and June 26)... All three of the Mets walk-off RBI this year prior to tonight came from Wilmer Flores.
José Bautista (1-3, HR, 4 RBI, R, 2 BB, SB): Belted a walk-off grand slam, his sixth-career slam, sixth-career walk-off RBI (last - August 10, 2014 vs. Detroit in the 19th inning) and first-career walk-off home run...Was the Mets’ first walk-off slam since Ike Davis hit one vs. the Reds on April 5, 2014...Was the Mets’ second walk-off home run of the season (also, Wilmer Flores on April 15 vs. Milwaukee).
• Has reached safely in 18 of his last 19 games (.473 OBP in that span).
• Has hit .300 (15-50) with four homers and 15 RBI in his last 17 games.
• Has drawn 20 walks in his last 19 games and 29 walks in 39 games with the Mets. • Has 32 homers and 85 RBI in 157-career games vs. Tampa Bay.

Asdrúbal Cabrera (1-4, RBI): Has gone 23-66 (.348) with two doubles, four homers, 13 RBI and eight runs scored in his last 16 games.
• Drove in one run tonight and has 49 RBI on the year...His 49 RBI before the break are two-shy of his career-best RBI total in the season’s “first half” (51 in 2011 with Cleveland).

Jacob deGrom (8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R/1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K): Pitched a season-high-tying 8.0 innings (third time), lowering his MLB-best ERA to 1.79... Has allowed one or no runs in 57 of his first 125-career starts (45.6 percent).
• Has allowed three or fewer runs in 15-straight starts...That is the longest streak by a Mets starter within one season since Dwight Gooden did so in 24-consecutive outings in 1985...The streak is tied for the sixth-longest in franchise history (including streaks that spanned multi- ple seasons)...Research courtesy of Elias.
• Has 142 strikeouts this season and is the fifth pitcher in team history to have at least that many strikeouts before the All-Star break in team history...The others to do so are Tom Seaver (1970, 1971 and 1973), Dwight Gooden (1985), David Cone (1992) and Matt Harvey (2013). • Has thrown a quality start and punched out at least six batters in each of his last 10 starts, the second-longest such streak in franchise history (Tom Seaver made 15-straight quality starts with at least six strikeouts from August 6, 1971-April 26, 1972)...Is the longest streak of its kind since Clayton Kershaw pulled the feat in 12-straight starts from May 26-August 1, 2015.

• Is 13-4 with a 1.94 career ERA (29 earned runs/134.2 innings) in 20-career July starts...According to Elias, that is the third-lowest ERA in any single calendar month among all active pitchers with at least 15 starts in any month.
• Pitched at least 7.0 innings for the 11th time this season, the most 7.0+ inning outings before the break in his career (had 10 outings of at least 7.0 innings before the break in 2015).
deGrom at Home: Has allowed eight earned runs in his last 47.0 innings at home (1.53 ERA) dating to May 2...Owns a 2.26 career ERA (100 earned runs/399.0 innings) in 62 home 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).
Jeurys Familia (1.0 IP, H, BB, K): Stranded the bases loaded to finish a scoreless ninth inning and pick up his career-high fourth win of the season.
Rays: Tampa Bay has dropped three of their last four games after going 8-1 in their previous nine contests...Fell to 3-14 in their last 17 road contests after winning nine of their previous 10...The Rays are 9-13 all-time vs. the Mets.
Willy Adames (1-4, HR, RBI, R): Has hit .294 (10-34) with a double, two home runs and five RBI in his last 11 games.Mallex Smith (1-4, 3B): Set a career-high with his fifth triple of the season (t-seventh-most in the majors)...Had four three-baggers in each
of the previous two seasons.
Ryne Stanek (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K): Was used as an “opener” for the 10th time this season...Has a 1.23 ERA (two earned runs/14.2 innings) in those 10 outings...Has eight-straight scoreless starts (11.2 total innings) dating to June 7...The eight consecutive starts without allowing a run are the most by a pitcher since at least 1908.
• As a starter, has allowed six hits and punched out 19 in 14.2 innings, equating to a 3.68 H/9 rate and a 11.66 K/9 rate.
• Since June 1, has a 0.46 ERA (one earned run/19.2 innings) in 15 games (eight starts)...That is the lowest ERA in the majors in that span (min. 15.0 innings)...14 of those 15 appearances have been scoreless.
• Has held lefthanded hitters to a .094 average (3-32) this season.

Adam Kolarek (1.0 IP, K): Pitched a scoreless fifth inning as he made his season debut tonight...Was his first major league outing since September 3, 2017 at the White Sox.
Upcoming Pitching vs. Tampa Bay
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) Sun., July 8 RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-3, 3.92) vs. RHP Chris Flexen (0-1, 10.80) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 71

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