Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 7/11/18

Philadelphia Phillies (51-40) vs. New York Mets (37-53)

Win: Robert Gsellman (6-2) Loss: Mark Leiter Jr. (0-1) Save: None Time: 3:07 Attendance: 22,137
Mets: Was the Mets’ sixth walk-off win of the season and third on this homestand...The six walk-off wins are tied for fourth-most in the majors...Tonight’s win was also the Mets’ 13th in their last at-bat, tied for the second-most in the majors with Seattle and Oakland...Toronto leads with 17 last at-bat wins.
• Each of the Mets' last three wins have come via walk-off home runs.
• New York has won four of their six meetings with the Phillies at Citi Field this season...Improved to 5-3 overall vs. the Phils in 2018. • Dating back to April 19 of last season, the Mets are 9-5 in their last 15 home games vs. Philadelphia.
• Improved to 3-4 on their season-long 11-game homestand.

Walk-Off Homers: Brandon Nimmo's walk-off home run in the 10th inning was the Mets' third walk-off homer on this homestand (second of the pinch-hit variety) and fourth walk-off home run this season...Wilmer Flores (April vs. 15 Milwaukee and Game 1 of Monday's double- header) and José Bautista (July 6 vs. Tampa Bay) have the others...The last time the Mets had four walk-off homers in one season was 2016.
• It's the third time in team history the Mets have had two walk-off, pinch-hit home runs in a single season (also 1962 and 1995).
• The last time the Mets won two games in the same series via a walk-off homer was May 7-8, 2010 when they defeated the Giants on back-to-back nights with walk-off home runs (Rod Barajas on May 7 and Henry Blanco on May 8).

Brandon Nimmo (1-1, HR, 3 RBI, R): Hit a pinch-hit, walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning...Were the first pinch-hit and walk-off homers of his career...Was also his first career walk-off RBI.
• Was his first home run since June 18 at Colorado and his 13th home run overall this season, extending his career-high.

Jacob deGrom (8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K): Lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.68...The 1.68 ERA (actually 1.678) is the sec- ond-lowest ERA by a Mets pitcher before the All-Star break in team history...Dwight Gooden posted a 1.68 ERA (actually 1.677) before the All-Star break in 1985...Overall, deGrom's 1.68 ERA before the break is the lowest in the majors pre-All-Star Break since Zack Greinke had a 1.39 ERA before the break in 2015 (19 earned runs/123.1 innings)...Research courtesy of Elias.
• Has 149 strikeouts, fourth-most by a Met pitcher before the All-Star break in team history...Trails Tom Seaver (178 K in 1970), David Cone (154 K in 1992) and Dwight Gooden (153 K in 1985).
• Spun a season-high tying 8.0 innings for a fourth time this season and second consecutive start...Is the second time in his career he's thrown at least 8.0 innings in consecutive outings...Also did so in three straight outings from June 12-24 last season.

• In those consecutive starts, deGrom has allowed one or fewer runs...It's the eighth time in team history a Mets starter has had consecutive outings of at least 8.0 IP and one or fewer runs and first time since Al Leiter had a pair from September 23-29, 2001.
• Logged his 10th start of the season of at least 7.0 IP and allowing one earned run or fewer...No other pitcher in the majors this sea- son has more than seven such outings.
• Seven times this season deGrom has gone 7 or more innings and allowed one or fewer runs and not received the win, the sec- ond-highest single-season total in team history...Roger Craig had eight such games in 1963...Research courtesy of Elias.
• Was his 16th straight start allowing three or fewer runs, the longest streak by a Mets pitcher within a single-season since Dwight Gooden's 24-start streak in 1985...The 16-game streak is tied for the fifth-longest streak overall in team history with Matt Harvey's 16- game run from August 10, 2012-May 17, 2013.

deGrom at Home: Has allowed eight runs in his last 55.0 innings at home (1.31 ERA)...Owns a 1.59 ERA (12 earned runs/68.0 innings) in 10 starts at Citi Field this season, the lowest home ERA in the National League among qualified starters...His 2.21 career home ERA (100 earned runs/407.0 innings) is the second-lowest home ERA among active pitchers (trails Clayton Kershaw’s 2.07 home ERA).

Phillies: Were shut out for the fifth time this season (fourth time on the road)...Dropped to 6-3 in extra-inning games (2-3 in such games on the road)...Finished their seven-game road trip 4-3.

Extra-Base Hit Streak: Ricky Knapp's double in the fifth inning extended the team’s streak of games with at least one extra-base hit to 87-straight contests, the fourth-longest in team history...The club's third-longest streak is a 97-game run from August 30, 2008-June 25, 2009.

Vince Velasquez (6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K): Activated off the DL earlier today and made his first start since June 30 vs. Washington... Was his second scoreless outing this season (also 6.1 scoreless innings on May 15 at St. Louis).
• Owns a 2.42 road ERA (12 earned runs/44.2 innings) in eight road starts this season (6.16 ERA in 10 starts at home).
• Has allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his last 12 starts dating to May 5...Over his last five outings, Velasquez owns a 3.00 ERA (nine earned runs/27.0 innings).
• Has a 1.56 ERA (four earned runs/234.0 innings) in four career starts at Citi Field.
• Struck out three or fewer in consecutive starts for the first time since August 4-10, 2017.
Thurs., July 12 Fri., July 13 Sat., July 14 Sun., July 15
RHP Max Scherzer (11-5 2.33) vs. LHP Steven Matz (4-6, 3.31)
RHP Tanner Roark (3-11, 4.76) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 3.06) TBA vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.42)
RHP Jeremy Hellickson (3-1, 3.47) vs. RHP Corey Oswalt (0-2, 6.75)
7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 4:10 p.m. (PIX11, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) 1:10 p.m. (PIX11, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)

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