Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 7/10/18

Major League Debuts: Both the Mets’ Drew Gagnon and Phillies’ Enyel De Los Santos made their major league debut tonight...The last time each team’s starting pitcher was making his major league debut was game two of an August 30, 2014 doubleheader between the White Sox (Chris Bassitt) and the Tigers (Kyle Ryan).
• Tonight’s game marks the 21st occurrence in MLB history of each team’s starting pitcher making his major league debut since at least 1908...Is the eighth time it has happened since 2000, and the third time in the last five occurrences that the Mets have been involved in such a game (also, May 15, 2014 vs. the Yankees - Jacob deGrom vs. Chase Whitley; September 7, 2010 at Washington - Dillon Gee vs. Yunesky Maya).
• It was the first time a Phillies starter was making his MLB debut against an opposing team’s starter also making his MLB debut since September 25, 1944 when Charlie Ripple faced the Cubs’ Charlie Gassaway in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Shibe Park...Research courtesy of Elias.
Mets: New York is 9-27 in its last 36 games and 11-32 in its last 43 contests...The Mets are 2-4 on their season-high 11-game homestand, 4-19 in their last 23 home games and 16-30 overall at Citi Field this season.
• Marks the 15th-straight series without a series victory for New York dating to their sweep of Arizona from May 18-20 at Citi Field...The Mets will play for a series split tomorrow...The Mets are 0-11-3 in their last 14 series (not including the current set vs. Philadelphia).
Wilmer Flores (1-3, 2B, BB): Is hitting .307 (42-137) in his last 43 games with 13 doubles, six homers and 23 RBI since May 4.
Amed Rosario (3-4, 2 3B, R): Tied his career-high with three hits for the third time this season (fifth-time overall)...Turned in his first career multi-triple game...His third-inning triple was his first since May 30 at Colorado.
• The Mets’ last multi-triple game came from José Reyes on July 22, 2017 vs. Oakland...Before Rosario pulled the feat tonight, Reyes had eight of the Mets’ last nine games with two triples...Prior to Rosario’s multi-triple game tonight, the last Met with two or more triples in a game other than Reyes was Cory Sullivan, who had a pair on August 12, 2009 at Arizona.
• Rosario (22 years, 232 days old today) is the youngest player with a multi-triple effort since Toronto’s Dalton Pompey, who had two triples on September 26, 2014 vs. the Orioles when he was 21 years, 289 days old.

Drew Gagnon (4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R/6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, SF, RBI): Made his major league debut tonight.
• Fanned César Hernández, the first batter he faced in his major league career, to begin the game...The last Mets pitcher to strike out the first batter faced in his career was Noah Syndergaard, who punched out Dexter Fowler on May 12, 2015 at Wrigley Field.
• Plated the Mets’ first run with a sac fly in his first-career plate appearance...Is the first Mets pitcher to drive in a run in his first-career plate appearance since Steven Matz, who hit a two-run double in his first plate appearance of his MLB debut, June 28, 2015 vs. the Reds.

Phillies: Philadelphia has gone 10-3 in their last 13 contests and are 19-9 since June 10...Recorded their 51st win of the season tonight in their 90th game of the season...Did not reach 51 wins until September 1 last season (134th game).
Phillies Bullpen: Did not allow an earned run in 2.2 innings tonight...Has a 1.15 ERA (five earned runs/39.0 innings) in 10 games since June 30...Has held opponents to a .191 average (26-136).
Extra-Base Hit Streak: Maikel Franco’s home run extended the team’s streak of games with at least one extra-base hit to 86-straight con- tests, the fourth-longest in team history.
Maikel Franco (2-4, HR, 4 RBI, R): Hit his second home run of the series, a three-run shot in the second inning...Is hitting .375 (24-64) with six doubles, four homers, 13 RBI and a 1.093 OPS in his last 21 games.
• Was his fourth game this season with at least four RBI, tied for the third-most games with four or more RBI this season (Matt Kemp and Evan Gattis have five such games apiece)...Has 13 such games since 2015, tied for the eighth-most in the majors in that span.
• His three-run home run was the Phillies’ 18th home run with two runners on base this season, the most in the majors...The Phillies are 13-3 (.813) in games when they hit at least one three-run home run this season.

Nick Williams (3-5, 2 RBI): Drove in two runs with a bases-loaded RBI single in the third inning...Collected three hits for the second time in this series (had no three-hit games this season prior to his three-hit effort in game one on Monday).
• Is hitting .444 (8-18) with a double, home run and 11 RBI with runners in scoring position since June 14.
• Has gone 3-8 with six RBI with the bases loaded this season...Is 8-17 (.471) with 23 RBI lifetime with the bases full.

Odúbel Herrera (2-5, HR, RBI, 2 R): Set a career-high with his 16th home run of the season.
• Has reached base safely in 13 of his last 14 games vs. the Mets dating to August 10, 2017.

Enyel De Los Santos (6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R/3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K): Made his major league debut and picked up his first major league win...Became the first Phillies starter to pitch at least 6.0 innings and fan at least six hitters in his debut since Aaron Nola, July 21, 2015 vs. the Rays.
• Is the third pitcher this season to defeat the Mets in his major league debut...Atlanta’s Mike Soroka (May 1) and Miami’s Pablo Lopez (June 30) are the others.
Upcoming Pitching vs. Philadelphia
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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