Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mets Post Game Notes 7/9/18 Game 2

Mets: New York is 9-26 in its last 35 games and 11-31 in its last 42 contests...The Mets are 2-3 on their season-high 11-game homestand, 4-18 in their last 22 home games and 16-29 overall at Citi Field this season.
• The Mets were held to a season-low-tying two hits for the third time this season (second time in two days).
• The Mets fell at home to Philadelphia for the first time this season.
• With today's doubleheader split, the Mets have split both of their twinbills this season (also May 28 at Atlanta)...New York has one more scheduled doubleheader this season (August 16 at Philadelphia).

Additional Game One Note: Wilmer Flores is the Mets' all-time leader with 10 walk-off RBI...The only other active player who currently leads their franchise in walk-off RBI and still plays for that team is Ryan Zimmerman, who is the Nationals/Expos walk-off RBI leader with 16 such RBI... Research courtesy of Elias.
Wilmer Flores (2-4, 2B, RBI): Had the Mets’ only two hits tonight...Was the only player (on either team) to have a hit in both games of today’s twinbill...Went 3-5 with a homer, double, two RBI and a run scored in today’s doubleheader.
• Is hitting .306 (41-134) in his last 42 games with 12 doubles, six homers and 22 RBI since May 4.
Brandon Nimmo (0-3, R, HBP): Was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning and scored a run...Was the 13th time this season he’s been hit by a pitch...The 13 HBP are tied for second-most for a single-season in Mets history with John Olerud (13 HBP in 1997) and Ron Hunt (13 in 1963)...Lucas Duda holds the franchise record for a single season after being hit 14 times in 2015.
Corey Oswalt (6.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R/3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K): Retired the first 12 batters he faced tonight before walking Carlos Santana to lead off the fifth inning...Allowed his first hit with two outs in the fifth inning.
• Pitched a career-high 6.0 innings, struck out a career-best seven and turned in his first career quality start.
• Is the first Mets pitcher in club history to throw at least 6.0 innings and allow no more than one hit in a start that came within his first four-career games...He is the fourth pitcher this season to do so this season overall (Freddy Peralta, 7.0 IP/1 H, fourth game, June 26; Mike Soroka, 6.1 IP/1 H, fourth game, June 13; Nick Kingham, 7.0 IP/1 H, first game, April 29; Shohei Ohtani, 7.0 IP/1 H. second game, April 8).

Jason Vargas (6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K): Made a minor league rehabilitation start for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League at Staten Island tonight...Threw 64 pitches, 49 for strikes...Has been on the 10-Day Disabled List since June 22 with a strained right calf.
Vargas on his start tonight: "It felt good to get out there on the mound in a competitive situation again. I was happy with how I threw. I was able to work on all of my pitches and, physically, I came out feeling great."
Mets Roster Move: Prior to Game 2 of today's twinbill, the Mets activated LHP Jerry Blevins from the Bereavement List...To make room on the 25-man roster, RHP Chris Beck was designated for assignment.
Player No. Pitcher Inn. Outs Count

Phillies: Philadelphia has gone 9-3 in their last 12 contests and are 18-9 since June 10...Allowed a season-low-tying two hits (fourth time, last, May 31 at Dodgers).
• Have reached the 50-win mark prior to the All-Star break for the first time since 2011 (57 wins).
• Collected four walks in tonight's second game after walking seven times in the first game...Philadelphia now has 352 walks on the season...Entering play today, the Reds led the majors with 349 walks.
• The last time the Phillies won a game with two or fewer hits prior to tonight came September 30, 1988 at Montreal (also two hits).

Extra-Base Hit Streak: Aaron Nola’s fifth-inning, bases-clearing double extended the team’s streak of games with at least one extra-base hit to 85-straight contests...The streak is now the fourth-longest in team history.
Aaron Nola (7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K): Allowed a season-low-tying one hit for the second time this season (also May 26 vs. Toronto)... Set down 18 batters in a row between Wilmer Flores’ first-inning single and Michael Conforto’s seventh-inning walk...Was his sixth-career double-digit strikeout game and fourth this season (last, June 12 vs. Colorado).
• Hit a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning, the Phillies’ first hit of the game...Was 2-34 (.059) this season prior to the double...Had three RBI in his career prior to the hit...Was his second-career extra-base hit (also had a double on May 3, 2016 at St. Louis)...Since 2014, Nola (tonight) and Ben Lively (four RBI vs. the Mets on September 5, 2017) are the only Phillies pitchers with three or more RBI in a game (the pair are also the only two pitchers in the majors with three or more RBI in a game vs. the Mets since 2015).
• Is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (three earned runs/18.0 innings) in three starts vs. the Mets this season.
• His 12 wins lead the NL and are the most by a Phillies pitcher before the All-Star break since Curt Schilling notched 13 victories in the first half of the 1999 season...Also tied for the seventh-most pre-All-Star wins in a season in franchise history.
• His 10 strikeouts tonight bring his season total to 126...The last Phillies pitchers with more punchouts in the first half were Cliff Lee (137) and Roy Halladay (138) in 2011...Is the eighth pitcher in club history to compile at least 125 strikeouts in before the All-Star break... The others are Lee (twice), Halladay (twice), Cole Hamels, Curt Schilling (three times), Steve Carlton (six times), Jim Bunning and Pete Alexander (twice).

Upcoming Pitching vs. Philadelphia
Tue.,July10 RHPEnyelDeLosSantos(MLBDebut)vs.RHPDrewGagnon(MLBDebut) 7:10p.m.(SNY,MLBN,WOR710AM,104.3FMHD,ESPN1050AM) 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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