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Monday, August 22, 2011

Game Notes: Mets Inside The Numbers

The Mets have lost three straight games and are 5-15 in their last 20 contests...New York is 14-21 since the
All-Star break.

New York fell six games under .500 (60-66) for the first time since they were 12-18 after May 4 with yesterday’s 6-2 loss vs. Milwaukee...The Mets were a season-high four games over .500 (55-51) after their victory on July 29 at Washington.

New York is 35-31 on the road this season...The 35 road wins are tied for the fourth-most in the majors this year...The Mets won 32 total road games in 2010.

The Mets enter the series vs. the Phillies after being swept in a three-game set at home vs. Milwaukee...New York returns home on Friday to host Atlanta...The Brewers, Phillies and Braves have the top three records in the National League and are a combined 233-148 (.612)...The Mets are 4-8 vs. the Phillies, 6-6 vs. the Braves and finished the year 2-4 vs. the Brewers.

Mets opponents have scored first in 10 of the team’s last 14 games... New York is 4-10 in these games...Overall, the Mets are 17-43 when the opposition scores first.

The Mets left four runners on base yesterday and lead the majors with 968 runners stranded.

Dillon Gee became only the seventh Mets rookie to win more than 10 games when he earned his 11th win in his last start on August 17 at San Diego...The last Mets pitcher to achieve that feat was Ron Darling, who had 12 victories in 1984...The others are Gary Gentry (13 in 1969), Jon Matlack (15 in 1972), Tom Seaver (16 in 1967), Dwight Gooden (17 in 1984) and Jerry Koosman (19 in 1968)...Gee is tied for second in the majors among rookies with 11 wins, is first among NL rookies with 124.0 innings, fifth with a 3.92 ERA, fourth with 82 strikeouts and third with a .225 opponents batting average against.

New York has allowed two or more runs in their last 40 games dating back to July 6...It’s the second-longest such stretch in team history...The Mets allowed two or more runs in 54 consecutive games from July 6-August 31, 1982.

The Mets drew one walk yesterday and are second in the National League and rank fourth in the majors with 444 walks...New York’s pitching staff issued two walks yesterday and rank 17th in the majors with 388 walks.

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