Monday, September 05, 2011

Mets Game Notes - Mets at Marlins - Game 139


METS AT A GLANCE:
The Mets have won eight of their last 10 games...New York is 10-13 in its last 23 games and 22-25 since the All-Star break.

LABOR DAY:
The Mets are 23-31 all-time on Labor Day.

ON THE ROAD: 
New York is 38-34 on the road this season...The 38 road wins are tied for the fifth-most in the majors...The Mets are 5-9 in their last 14 road games...The Mets won 32 total road games in 2010...New York won its 12th road series of the year with yesterday’s rubber game victory in Washington...The Mets won five road series last year.

Sun Life Goodbye:
The Mets will play their final series ever at Sun Life Stadium...Next year the Marlins will open a new ballpark...The Mets are 72-71 all-time at Sun Life Stadium, also known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium and Land Shark Stadium...New York posted its best record at Sun Life in 2007 when they went 8-1...The Mets were 0-6 at Sun Life in 2010...Among all Mets, Jose Reyes has played the most game at the facility (58)...David Wright has the most hits (72) and is second in RBI (41), one behind Carlos Beltran...On the pitching side, Al Leiter owns the most wins in a Mets uniform at Sun Life (5)...Johan Santana owns the lowest ERA in this building (0.86 ERA - two earned runs/21.0 innings) and Armando Benitez, John Franco and Billy Wagner are tied for first with six saves.

SUN LIFE NOTES:
The Mets first ever game at Sun Life Stadium was on June 29, 1993...New York scored three runs in the eighth highlighted by a two-run home run by Jeff Kent and another run in the 12th on a sacrifice fly by Tim Bogar to win, 10-9...Dave Telgheder was the winning pitcher...Jae Seo, David Weathers and Armando Benitez combined to throw a one-hitter in a 5-0 win on June 17, 2003...Jose Vizcaino went 5-5 on September 23, 1995 at Florida...Robin Ventura hit two home runs and drove in a franchise record six runs at Sun Life Stadium on June 28, 1999.

HOME RUNS:
The Mets hit one home run yesterday (Lucas Duda)...New York has six home runs over its last three games after not hitting a home run during their six-game homestand...New York has hit at least one home run in each of their last five road games (nine total).



LUCAS DUDA:
Drove in a run in his fifth straight game on Sunday and has two home runs in his last three games...Five of Duda’s nine home runs have either tied the game or given the Mets a lead...Duda has 15 RBI over his last 14 games...He is batting .326 (47-144) since the All-Star break, ranking ninth in the NL...His .405 on-base percentage since the break is eighth in the NL and he has 32 RBI during that same span, tied for the 11th-most in the NL.

RANKINGS: 
New York ranks second in the NL and seventh in the majors with a .265 batting average...The Mets rank second in the NL and sixth in the majors with a .335 on-base percentage...The Mets are fifth in the majors with 262 doubles, fourth in the majors with 476 walks and eighth with a .267 batting average with runners in scoring position...The Mets lead the majors with 1,061 runners left on base.

DAVID WRIGHT:
Extended his hitting streak to eight games yesterday..He has five RBI over his last four games and is batting 485 (16-33) with five doubles, two home runs and nine RBI over his last nine contests.

JOSE REYES:
Did not play yesterday and has at least one hit in all six games since returning from the Disabled List...Reyes is second in the National League with a .333 batting average...Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun is first (.335)...The Mets have never had a batting champion in team history...Reyes also leads the majors with 16 triples and is fourth in the National League with 35 stolen bases...He is also tied for eighth with 84 runs scored...Reyes is one triple shy of 100 for his career.

NICK EVANS:
Has hit .341 (14-41) with seven runs scored, three doubles, one triple, three home runs and nine RBI over his last 11 games.

JOSH SATIN: 
Made his first major league start yesterday and collected a single in his first major league at-bat off Livan Hernandez.

METS STARTERS: 
Over their last 10 games, Mets starters are 6-1 with a 3.56 ERA (24 earned runs/60.2 innings)...They have issued 20 walks and notched 47 strikeouts.

METS BULLPEN:
Tossed 4.1 scoreless innings yesterday...The pen has permitted eight runs over their last 28.2 innings (2.51 ERA) dating back to August 24...Overall, the pen ranks 27th in the majors
with a 4.23 ERA.

MOST SECOND-HALF HOME RUNS/RBI BY A METS ROOKIE

Player                   Year   HR    Player                     Year      RBI
Darryl Strawberry 1983  18      Carl Everett             1995       45
David Wright        2004  14      Steve Henderson     1977       46
Mike Jacobs         2005  11      Darryl Strawberry   1983       46
Gregg Jefferies      1989  11      David Wright            2004      40
Ryan Thompson    1993  11      Jason Phillips           2004      36
Lucas Duda           2011   9       Jay Payton               2000     35
Jeromy Burnitz       1993   9       Lucas Duda             2011     32
Carl Everett           1995   9       Ike Davis                 2010     31
John Milner            1972   9       Ty Wigginton           2003     30
Jay Payton             2000   9      Gregg Jefferies         1989      29
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