Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 7/23/18

Monday, July 23, 2018
San Diego Padres (42-61) vs. New York Mets (40-57)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB Padres 000021000 3514 Mets 001001000 2729
Win: Joey Lucchesi (5-5) Loss: Jacob deGrom (5-5) Save: Kirby Yates (3) Time: 2:57 Attendance: 21,731
Runners On
Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count
Mets: New York is 8-9 in July and 15-36 in its last 51 games...The Mets have gone 12-29 in their last 41 games at home.
Jacob deGrom (8.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R/2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K): Has thrown 12 quality starts in a row, the longest streak by a Mets pitcher since R.A. Dickey strung together 14-straight quality outings from July 25, 2011-April 13, 2012...Has held his opponent to three runs or fewer in each of his last 17 starts...Whiffed at least 10 batters for the fifth time this season (last, June 2 vs. the Cubs)...Has 26 double-digit strikeout games in his career... Has 16 quality starts overall this season, tied for second-most in the NL.
• Has fanned 159 batters through his first 20 starts this season, the fourth-most strikeouts through 20 starts in a season in Mets history (see chart).
• Pitched a season-high-tying 8.0 innings for the third-straight start (fourth time in his last six starts)...Marks the second time in his career he’s pitched 8.0 innings or more in three-consecutive starts (also, June 12-24 of last season)...Since 2006, only Johan Santana (three straight outings of at least 8.0 innings from August 12-22, 2010) and deGrom have strung together a run of three such starts in a Mets uniform.

• Retired Carlos Asuaje with the bases loaded in the fifth inning...Opponents are 0-13 this season vs. deGrom with the bases loaded... DeGrom is the only pitcher in the majors this season to not allow a bases-loaded hit (min. 12 batters faced in bases-loaded scenarios).
Most Strikeouts Through 20 Starts in a Season, Mets History
Tom Seaver David Cone Dwight GoodenJacob deGrom
Year SO
1970 177 1992 167 1984 1622018 159
Matt Harvey Tom Seaver Dwight GoodenJacob deGrom
Year SO
2013 157 1971 155 1985 1532017 152
Michael Conforto (2-3, HBP): In three games since the All-Star break, Conforto is 5-10 (.500)..Over his last seven games, Conforto is hitting .364 (8-22) with two homers, seven RBI, six runs and four walks.
Amed Rosario (1-5, R, SB): Stole his eighth base of the season with his stolen base in the third inning, a career-high...Rosario stole seven bas- es during his rookie season in 2017...Is seven for his last eight in steal attempts dating to May 27 (started the year 1-5)
Brandon Nimmo (1-3, HBP): Was hit by a pitch for the 16th time this season, extending a franchise single-season record...Nimmo entered the day tied for the most HBP in the majors...Has been hit by three pitches in his last two games.
Padres: The Friars have won two of their last three games following a six-game slide...San Diego won its third-straight game at Citi Field.
Joey Lucchesi (5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R/2 ER, 6 K): Was recalled from Triple-A El Paso prior to tonight’s game.
• Has not allowed a home run in his last five starts after surrendering 10 long balls in his first 10 outings this season. • Owns a 9.29 K/9 ratio this season (75 strikeouts/72.2 innings) , third among all NL rookies (min. 50.0 innings).
Kirby Yates (1.0 IP, 2 SO): Picked up his first save since June 9 at Miami...Is 3-3 in save chances this season...Has been scored upon once in his 18 outings since the start of June (1.45 ERA in that span).
Freddy Galvis (1-4, RBI, R): Tied the game in the fifth inning with an RBI single...Scored the go-ahead run later in that frame.
• Has hit .355 (11-31) off deGrom in his career...All 11 hits have been singles...His 11 hits vs. deGrom are tied for the second-most he has off any one pitcher in his career, also Gio Gonzalez...He has 12 off Julio Teheran...Only one batter has more hits against deGrom (Christian Yelich, 14).

Manuel Margot (1-4, 3B, RBI): Gave the Padres the lead with an RBI triple in the fifth.
• Has hit .432 (16-37) with three doubles, three triples and two homers vs. the Mets in his career...Snapped a six-game streak with at least two hits vs. the Mets...Was tied for the longest streak in franchise history (also, Tony Gwynn in 1998).

Wil Myers (2-4, 2 2B, R): Collected a pair of two-baggers...Has 11 extra-base hits (four doubles, seven homers) in his last 12 games, trans- lating to a .804 slugging percentage in that span.
Upcoming Pitching vs. San Diego
Tues., July 24 LHP Eric Lauer (5-6, 4.87) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (3-6, 4.44) 7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) Wed., July 25 LHP Clayton Richard (7-9, 4.82) vs. RHP Corey Oswalt (0-2, 5.64) 12:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)

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