Wednesday, August 31, 2011
New York has 3,798 wins in its team history, two wins shy of 3,800.
Mets Starters over their last five games, Mets starters are 4-1 with a 2.12 ERA (eight earned runs/34.0 innings)...They have issued nine walks and notched 30 strikeouts...During New York’s five-game losing streak from August 19-23, Mets starters went 0-3 with a 9.24 ERA (26 earned runs/25.1 innings).
Chris Capuano became the third pitcher in franchise history to throw a shutout while striking out at least 13 batters and allowing no more than two hits in his last start on August 26 vs. Atlanta...The other Mets to do that were Nolan Ryan, with a one-hit, 15-strikeout game vs. the Phillies on April 18, 1970, and Tom Seaver, who had two such games: a one-hit, 15-strikeout game at Philadelphia on May 15, 1970, and a 13-strikeout, two-hitter at Pittsburgh on September 29, 1972...Capuano was the second pitcher in team history to hurl a one or two-hit shutout with at least ten strikeouts and no walks ...Seaver did that in his “imperfect game” against the Cubs on July 9, 1969 (one hit, 11 strikeouts)...Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.
New York’s pitching staff issued five walks last...Mets pitchers have issued 408 walks this season, the 12th-fewest in the majors...Offensively, the Mets have drawn 464 walks, ranking fourth in the majors.
Jose Reyes leads the National League with a .335 batting average...Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun is second (.331)...Reyes would be the first batting champion in team history...The Mets shortstop also leads the majors with 16 triples and is tied for second in the National League with 35 stolen bases...He is also tied for eighth with 81 runs scored...Reyes is one triple shy of 100 for his career.
Ruben Tejada has hit .364 (24-66) with seven doubles and five RBI since he was recalled from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on August 8...His .364 mark is the fourth-highest in the National League since August 8.
David Wright has collected multiple hits in consecutive games and is batting .444 (8-18) with a home run and four RBI over his last five contests.
Angel Pagan has reached base safely in 21 of the 24 games he’s played this month, including collecting at least one hit in 19 of those contests...He is batting .330 (34-103) with 15 runs scored, eight doubles, three home runs and nine RBI this month...Pagan is 14th in the NL with his .330 August batting average.
Luca Duda has nine RBI over his last nine games...Duda is batting .328 (42-128) since the All-Star break, ranking ninth in the NL...His .405 on-base percentage since the break is fifth in the NL and he has 26 RBI during that same span...Duda’s seven secondhalf home runs lead the team.