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Friday, August 31, 2018

Mets Game Notes 8/31/18 $5 premium addition just for @Metspolice

Mets Game Notes 8/31/18

NEW YORK METS (59-74)
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (67-68)
FOURTH PLACE, NL WEST, -7.5 GB
FOURTH PLACE, NL EAST, -15.0 GB
N.L. EAST
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
Friday, August 31, 2018 • 10:15 p.m. (ET)
AT&T Park • San Francisco, CA
RHP Zack Wheeler (9-6, 3.46) vs. LHP Andrew Suarez (5-9, 4.42)SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM
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METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games and are 15-11 in their last 26 games...New York is 15-14 in August and 27-26 since July 1.
DAVID WRIGHT: Will continue his rehabilitation program with the club...Wright hit .171 (7-41) with one double, two RBI, four runs scored, two walks, 10 strikeouts and a .209 OBP over 12 minor league rehabilitation games between St. Lucie (A) and Las Vegas (AAA).
SINCE THE ALL-STAR BREAK: The Mets have scored 193 runs since the All-Star break, the third-most in the NL and the sixth- most in the majors.
ON THE ROAD: New York is 1-2 on their three-city, nine-game road trip...The Mets will play 16 of their next 23 games on the road...New York is 31-34 on the road this year.
ROAD O: The Mets rank first in the NL and second in the majors with a .336 road on-base percentage, just percentage points behind Houston, tied for fifth with 339 runs scored and fourth in the majors with a .768 OPS on the road.
TRIPLE THE FUN: The Mets have 11 triples since the All-Star break, tied for the most in the majors with Colorado...Overall, the Mets have 28 triples, tied for the sixth-most in the majors...José Reyes leads all active major leaguers with 131 triples.
HOMERS: New York has 25 home runs in its last 19 games dating to August 12...The 25 homers since August 12 are tied for the most in the NL with the Brewers and Cardinals and tied for the third-most in the majors...The Yankees and Twins each have 28 homers during that span.
GOOD EYE: New York is 10th in the majors with 459 walks... Michael Conforto is tied for ninth in the NL with 71 walks.
STARTERS: Mets starting pitchers have posted a 1.74 ERA (15 earned runs/77.2 innings) in their last 12 games dating to August 18, leading the majors during that span...New York starters have hurled eight quality starts during that stretch.
NIMMO NOTES: Brandon Nimmo is sixth in the NL with a .388 OBP, 10th with a .888 OPS, tied for 13th with a .500 slugging percentage, tied for second with eight triples and tied for the NL lead with 18 HBP...He has a career-high 15 homers...Nimmo is slashing .463/.522/.805 with 12 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples and eight RBI over his last 10 games...He has hit in six straight games, going 14-24 (.583) with four multi-hit contests.
SECOND HALF: Brandon Nimmo is second in the NL with a .429 OBP since the All-Star break, 12th with a .312 batting average, 11th with a .527 slugging percentage.
HIT MACHINE: Jeff McNeil has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 starts....He is batting 330 (33-100) this month, tied for ninth in the NL (min. 100 PA) and has a .368 OBP in August...His .319 (37-116) batting average since his debut on July 24 is tied for 10th in the NL (min. 120 PA).
HONORING RUSTY STAUB: Mets Hall of Famer Rusty Staub passed away on March 29 at age 73... The Mets will wear a patch on the right sleeve on their home and away uniforms during the 2018 season honoring Staub...A six-time All-Star, he had 2,716 hits and 292 homers during his 23-year career.
WHEELZ UP: Zack Wheeler had won seven straight decisions dating to July 14, the longest streak of his career...He is 7-0 with a 1.68 ERA (10 earned runs/53.2 innings) during that span... Wheeler has the lowest ERA in the majors since July 14 (min. 50 innings) and is the only pitcher in the majors with seven wins during that span...
HOT AUGUST: Wheeler is 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA (four earned runs/33.0 innings) in August...He is tied for the major league lead in wins this month and ranks fourth in ERA.
FAST WHEELZ: Wheeler's fastball is averaging 96.5 mph according to Fangraphs, the fifth-fastest in the majors this year and throws the second-fastest slider (91.4 mph).
HISTORIC STREAKS: Jacob deGrom has held opponents to three runs or less in 24 straight starts, tied for the longest single- season streak in the majors since 1913...Dwight Gooden also had a 24-start stretch in 1985...DeGrom has hurled 19 straight quality starts, the longest active streak in the majors.
AMED ROSARIO: Is 7-for-15 (.467) with two RBI during the first three games of this road trip...Rosario is second in the NL with 10 stolen bases since the All-Star break...Rosario is hitting .329 (28- 85) with four doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and 16 runs scored in his last 19 games...Overall, he is tied for eighth in the NL with six triples.
FIRST INNING: Rosario is 10 for his last 21 (.476) with two homers in the first inning.
TODD FRAZIER: Has four homers and nine RBI in his last eight games, including a grand slam on Wednesday at Chicago... Frazier has six homers and 19 RBI in his last 20 games...During that span, is hitting .284 (21-74).
ARIZONA FALLL LEAGUE: Eight Mets minor leaguers were named to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.... Joining the AFL this year are: RHP Gerson Bautista, RHP Matt Blackham, RHP Eric Hanhold, RHP Stephen Nogosek, catcher Ali Sanchez, first baseman Peter Alonso, shortstop Andres Gimenez and outfielder Desmond Lindsay...The Arizona Fall League starts on October 9.
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AT SAN FRANCISCO
UPCOMING OPPONENTS & PITCHING
Sat., Sept. 1 LHP Steven Matz (5-11, 4.36) vs. LHP Derek Holland (7-8, 3.65) 4:05 p.m. ET (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM) Sun., Sept. 2 RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-3, 3.51) vs. RHP Chris Stratton (9-7, 4.99) 4:05 p.m. ET (SNY, WOR 710 AM, 104.3 FM HD, ESPN 1050 AM)
METS-GIANTS NOTES: The Mets are 24-16 at AT&T Park since 2006 and have won their last five games at this ballpark.
2018: 2-2 @NY: 2-2 @SF: 0-0
2017: 5-1 History @NY: 2-1 @NY: @SF: 3-0 @SF:
282-326 150-155 132-171
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Zack Wheeler rHP #452018 STATS: 9-6, 3.46 ERA
Medical history
» Tommy John Surgery (2015)...Did not pitch in the majors in 2015 or 2016.
» On the D.L. from June 20-July 1, 2017 (biceps tendinitis)
» On the D.L. from July 24-end of 2017 season (stress reaction in right arm)
LAST TIME OUT: Wheeler tonight makes his 26th start of the season and second against San Francisco...In his last start, August 25 vs. Washington, won his seventh-straight decision, establishing a career-best winning streak that dates to July 14...Wheeler tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing six hits while walking three and striking out four...Since June 6, Wheeler has four scoreless starts of at least 7.0 innings, tied for the most such starts in the majors...Recorded his 500th-career strikeout in the second inning (Matt Wieters).
STREAKING: Has won seven-straight decisions since July 14 and is undefeated in his last 11 starts dating to June 27...During his seven-game winning streak, owns a 1.68 ERA (10 earned runs/53.2 innings) in eight starts with 51 strikeouts and 12 walks...In his 11-straight starts without a loss, his ERA is 1.88 (15 earned runs/71.2 innings)...His seven-game winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest in the majors this season and tied for the longest-active streak in the majors (also, Boston's Chris Sale)...During his winning streak, Wheeler's 1.68 ERA is the lowest in the majors (since July 14, min. 50.0 innings) and his seven wins pace all pitchers...His 11-start unbeaten streak is tied for the longest-active streak in the majors (also, Colorado’s Jon Gray).
VS. SAN FRANCISCO: Wheeler today faces the Giants for the second time this season and sixth time in his career...In his last start against the Giants, 11 days ago, took a tough-luck no-decision after he tossed 7.0 innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits while walking one and fanning a season-high 10 batters...Logged his first double-digit strikeout game since August 15, 2014 vs. the Cubs (fourth 10+ K game of his career)...The Giants drafted Wheeler in the first round of the 2009 Draft.
RISP-Y BUSINESS: In his last six starts, opponents are hitting .097 (3-31) with runners in scoring position...That is the third-lowest opponent batting average with RISP since July 29 in the majors (min. 30 batters faced with RISP).
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Tonight's start is Wheeler's 12th away from Citi Field this season...Has won three-straight road starts and owns a 2.08 ERA (seven earned runs/30.1 innings) in his last five starts away from home (Mets are 4-1)...All told, in 11 road starts, is 5-1 with a 3.52 ERA (25 earned runs/64.0 innings)...The Mets have won seven of his 11 road starts this season...In 47-career road starts, Wheeler is 18-9 with a 3.21 ERA (97 earned runs/272.0 innings).
STRIKEOUTS: In his last start, became the 25th player in franchise history to reach the 500-strikeout mark (14th righthander)...Wheeler is the 25th pitcher in franchise history to reach the milestone and the second this season (also, Noah Syndergaard)...Has fanned seven or more batters 14 times this season, the most such games in a season in his career (had 13 games with seven or more punchouts in 2014)...Only four NL pitchers (Max Scherzer, 22 teammate Jacob deGrom, 21, Patrick Corbin, 20 and Mike Foltynewicz, 15) have more such games this season.
QUALITY WHEELS: Has 15 quality starts, including six in his last seven starts... Wheeler has completed at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his 25 starts this season, including 15 of his last 18...The Mets are 8-11 (.421 win pct.) in his 19 starts of 6.0 or more innings and are 4-2 (.667) in his six starts of fewer than 6.0 innings.
DIGGING INTO THE DATA: Wheeler ranks third in the majors and second in the NL with a 24.4 percent soft contact rate...Generates the third-lowest rate of hard contact in the majors with a 26.2 percent hard-hit rate...Has the sixth-highest WAR (3.4) among NL pitchers according to Fangraphs.
BY INNING: This season, Wheeler has a 4.32 ERA (12 earned runs/25.0 innings) in the opening frame...From the second inning onward, his ERA is 3.30 (47 earned runs/128.1 innings)...Wheeler has a 4.65 career ERA (47 earned runs/91.0 innings) in the first inning...Owns a 3.59 career ERA (173 earned runs/434.0 innings) in all subsequent innings.
TOMORROW'S STARTER: LHP STEVEN MATZ (5-11, 4.36)
LAST START: Tossed a season-high-tying 7.0 innings (third time) and allowed one run, earned, on five hits while striking out seven and walking one in the Mets' 15-0 setback against Washington at Citi Field on August 26...Has a 2.25 ERA in his last two starts (three earned runs/12.0 innings).
BALLS IN PLAY: Only 15.7 percent of balls put in play against Matz this season have been line drives, the lowest rate in the majors (min. 120.0 innings)...49.4 percent of the balls in play against Matz have been grounders, the eighth-highest percentage in the NL (min. 120.0 innings).
2018 GAME LOG (25 GS/15 QS) METS RECORD: 12-13
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Date Opp. Dec.
With Las Vegas (AAA) 4/6 ELP W, 5-2
IP H R ER HR BB K NP ERA
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Height/Weight: 6-4/195Born: Smyrna, GAResides: Dallas, GA
Bats/Throws: L/RAge: 28 (May 30, 1990)Signed Through: 2018
Regular Season:
4/11 @MIA W, 4-1 7.0 4/17 WAS L, 2-5 6.0 4/24 @STL ND, 6-5 4.0 4/29 @SD W, 14-2 5.0
7 6 6 10 4 7 7 6 7 3 8 3 5 5 3 7 8 4 5 3 4 5 5 6
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AWARDS + HONORS
» 2010 and 2012 Futures Game Participant (Team USA)
» 2012 Sterling Award Winner - Binghamton
6/6 BAL
6/12 @ATL
6/17 @ARI
6/22 LAD L, 2-5 7.0 6/27 PIT ND, 3-5 7.0 7/3 @TOR ND, 6-8 6.1 7/9 (1) PHI ND, 4-3 4.2 7/14 WAS W, 7-4 7.2 7/24 SD W,6-3 7.0 7/29 @PIT W, 1-0 6.0 8/4 ATL W, 3-0 7.0 8/10 @MIA W, 6-2 7.0 8/15 @BAL W, 16-5 5.0 8/20 SF ND, 1-2 7.0 8/25 WAS W, 3-0 7.0
103 5.14 93 4.57 100 4.98 97 4.82
W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB K
2018 9-6 3.46 25 25 153.1 136 61 59 12 50 1502017 3-7 5.21 17 17 86.1 97 53 50 15 40 81
Career 30-29 3.77 91 91 525.0 490 240 220 51 215 502
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Belt
Blanco
Crawford
Duggar
Hanson Hernandez.000 (0/2)
.333 (1/3) .000 (0/6) .000 (0/9) .182 (2/11) .400 (2/5)
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 2 2
2018 Season
7 (7/14-present)
10 (8/20 vs. SF)
1 (8/20 vs. SF) 23.0 IP (7/24-8/10) --

10 (5/4 vs. COL) 2 (5/4 vs COL)
8 (5/4 vs. COL)
4 (6/12 @ ATL)7.2 (7/14 vs. WAS) --
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WHEELER VS. LHB
YEAR AVG AB
Win Streak Strikeouts
10+ K Games Scoreless Streak Low Hits, CG High Hits, Game High HR, Game High Runs, Game High Walks, Game IP, Game Complete Games Shutouts

H HR YEAR
Career
7 (7/14/18-present) 12 (8/15/13 @ SD) 4 (last, 8/20/18 vs. SF) 23.0 IP (7/24/18-8/10/18) 3 (6/19/14 @ MIA) 10 (2x, last, 5/4/18 vs. COL) 3 (6/19/17 @ LAD) 8 (2x, last, 5/4/18 vs. COL) 6 (2x, last, 5/13/14 NYY) 9.0 (6/19/14 @ MIA) 1 (6/19/14 @ MIA) 1 (6/19/14 @MIA)
WHEELER VS. RHB
AVG AB H HR
ND, 0-1 7.0 L, 2-8 5.2 ND, 5-3 6.0
WHEELER VS. SAN FRANCISCO
AVG
Giants Batters vs. Wheeler
.333 (3/9) .143 (1/7) .375 (3/8) .000 (0/3) .250 (1/4)
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 2 2 3 0
5.0
3 1 1 1 1 6 80 1.80 2 1 1 1 1 7 83 1.29
3 3 4 4 2 2 8 8 1 1 6 6 3 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 6 6 2 2 4 4 0 0 2 2 3 3 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Last Win: 5/9/17 vs. San FranciscoCareer Record vs. San Francisco (5 starts): 2-1, 3.45 ERA (11 ER/28.2 IP)Career vs. San Francisco at Home (3 starts): 1-0, 3.00 ERA (6 ER/18.0 IP)Career vs. San Francisco on Road (2 starts): 1-1, 4.22 ERA (5 ER/10.2 IP)
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5/4 COL
5/9 @CIN
5/16 TOR
5/22 MIA L, 1-5 6.0 5/27 @MIL ND, 7-8 6.0 6/1 CHC ND, 4-7 6.0
2 99 2.77 3 83 4.24 9 95 4.09
L, 7-8 6.0 ND, 1-2 6.0 L, 2-12 4.0
3
7
7
9
6 110 5.40
HR BB SO
0 33
AVG
HR BB SO
0 3 1 2 0 2 2 3 0 3 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 4 0 2 1 3
0 1 7 105 4.47
0 3 1 3 1 2
5 107 4.36 8 102 4.42 7 113 4.44
0 1 3 99 4.33 0 1 7 89 4.11 0 1 9 104 3.89
1 1 8 108 3.82 0 2 3 95 3.75 0 1 10 113 3.63
0 3
4 109 3.46
100 5.79 88 5.03 81 5.92 106 5.32
4
5
2
8
7 114 4.85
Last Loss: 6/8/14 at San Francisco
Longoria
Panik
Pence
Posey
Sandoval
Totals .197 (114/71) 1 10 20
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WHEELER SEASON + CAREER HIGHS
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2018 .257 261 67 6 2018 .222 311 69 6
Career .261 904 236 28 Career .236 1077 254 23
WHEELER BATTING STATISTICS
YEAR AVG AB R H RBI SAC
2018 .178 45 1 8 4 2
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Career .118
Career XBH: Most Hits, Game: Most RBI, Game:
152 4 18 9 18
Five doubles (last, 7/29/18 at PIT) 2 (4/17/18 vs. WAS)
2 (5/27/18 @ MIL)
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MATZ VS. SAN FRANCISCO
Last Win: 4/29/16 vs. San Francisco Last Loss: N/ACareer Record vs. San Francisco (2 starts): 1-0, 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11.0 IP)Career vs. San Francisco at Home (2 starts): 1-0, 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11.0 IP)Career vs. San Francisco on Road (0 starts): N/A
LAST START VS. GIANTS: Pitched 5.0 innings and allowed two runs, earned, on two hits while walking one an

Should MLB have nets all around the stadiums?




From the NY POST.

A man in Cleveland took a foul ball to the head Wednesday night, but his finger-pointing didn’t skip a beat. Seated along the left-field line at an Indians game, the fan was drilled by a ball off the bat of Twins infielder Ehire Adrianza, then blamed the woman in front of him for not catching it.

Read more here
My question is, Why aren't there nets all around the ballpark? This could hurt someone really bad too, right? What about when folks walk down and block your sight lines in during at bats?

OABT: S2 E34: David Wright is almost ready to return, The 7 Line teamed up with Topps, and more Mets talk






S2 E34: David Wright is almost ready to return, The 7 Line teamed up with Topps, and more Mets talk 

It ends up David Wright IS joining the Mets in SF, unfortunately Mets prospect Peter Alonso won't be called up this season, The 7 Line has teamed up with Topps, the 2019 Spring Training schedule has been announced, we have a new luxurious tailgating spot, live calls, and more Mets talk. 

Our boy Joe DeMayo (@PSLtoFlushing) also checks in to talk to chat about all the latest topics.

Hosted by Darren Meenan (with guest co-host Lizy Saroyan this week) our episodes streamed live each on FB and Twitter. We're a pretty visual show, so if you can, try to catch the live stream (or replay) on Facebook.com/The7Line or Twitter.com/The7Line. For now give a listen and if you're in to it, share with your friends, subscribe and leave a review.

Shout out to our beer sponsor OYSTER BAY BREWING COMPANY! Nothing better than supporting a local business, and cracking open a cold one over some baseball. Check them out at oysterbaybrewing.com/ and hit up the brewery during any Mets game for $5 pints when you mention OABT. Also, get $1 off pints anytime by mentioning the show as well. CHEERS!

Listen to our entire archive on www.orangeandbluething.com





Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Mets really look past 2018. Announce 2019 Spring Training Schedule

FLUSHING, N.Y., August 29, 2018 – The New York Mets today announced that the club will open its 2019 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday, February 23 vs. the Atlanta Braves at 1:10 p.m. at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, FL. The Mets will play 32 exhibition games in 2019, including 14 home games in Port St. Lucie.

The 2019 Spring Training schedule at First Data Field in Port Lucie is highlighted by a visit by the Boston Red Sox Monday, March 4.

The complete Spring Training schedule also features the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins each seven times this spring, along with five games vs. the Cardinals and Nationals, three contest vs. the Braves, two each vs. the Red Sox and Tigers and one against the Orioles.

Season and group tickets will go on sale Monday, October 1 at 10 a.m. at mets.com and StLucieMets.com or by calling 772-871-2115. Special ticket packages including the Red Sox trip to Port. St. Lucie will go on sale Thursday, November 1 at 10 a.m. Individual game tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. at mets.com, StLucieMets.com or by calling 772-871-2115.

The Mets today also announced the launch of the 2019 Amazin’ Getaways Spring Training fan travel packages. The spring line-up will include three Grand Slam packages and two Spring Specials.

Grand Slam departures from New York are scheduled for March 1, March 7 and March 14. All packages include hotel accommodations, rental car, game tickets and custom merchandise. The Grand Slam packages also include an exclusive pre-game brunch and a Meet and Greet with select Mets players and team personnel.

All Amazin' Getaways can be customized to fit every fan's schedule and budget. For more information, call 718-577-5055 or visit mets.com/AmazinGetaways.

The 2019 Spring Training schedule is subject to change.

2010 Binghamton Mets Brewer Jersey





2010 Binghamton Mets game used jersey worn by Mark Brewer . The jersey is made by Russell and is a size XL. There is no LOA.
I’m kind of digging the sleeves.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mets Game Notes 8/28/18

2006 NLDS Game Used NY Mets v Dodgers Shea Stadium


 $289 seems  reasonable...



Steiner Certified 2006 NLDS Game Used Base Mets Vs Dodgers, Shea Stadium, Queens NY. The Mets won 
this series 3-0 
against the Team That Left New York almost 50 Years Prior. Three National League Division Series were 
played at Shea Stadium. The Mets won all three, and in fact, never lost a Division Series game at Shea. 
This was the Last Division Series Ever Played at Shea Stadium. What a Piece of History !  What a Great Price !!

Almost Awesome Comedy Night Video



Watch all the Awesome Comedians and then Me the Almost part of the comedy night. It was a very fun night at Katch last Saturday and we are looking to run another one in October.

Details
Goon, DHAP and friends present a night of comedy!
Meghan O'Malley (Barely Making It/National Scandal)
Jonathan van Halem (Air Quotes : A Comedy Show/The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival)
Keith Blacknick (Queens Baseball Convention/Themediagoon.com)
Amamah Sardar (EPIC, Storyfest)
Laura Merli (Epic, How to be Less Awkward)
Marc Adam Smith (San Francisco Improv Festival)
Matt Vita (iHeartRadio)
Hosted by Dennis Holden
Dhapshow.com and Themediagoon.com