Saturday, May 12, 2012
Mets News and Notes: Wright, Davis, Baxter, Torres, Saturdays, Mets History
D.WRIGHT: David Wright leads the NL and is second in the majors with a .387 batting average...Wright leads the majors with a .480 on-base percentage...He is tied for fourth in the NL with 20 walks and is 11th in the NL with a .566 slugging percentage...He has reached base safely in 27 of his 29 games...Wright has 41 hits in 29 games...He leads the NL with a .459 road batting average.
IKE DAVIS: For the second time this season and the fourth time in his career, Ike Davis has hit home runs in consecutive games ...Davis hit a solo home run last night and a three-run shot on Wednesday at Philadelphia...Davis leads the team with five home runs...Davis hit a home run in two straight games earlier this
season (April 15-16)...Davis went deep in a career-best three straight games from April 21-23, 2011 (vs. Houston and two games vs. Arizona).
DAVIS ON THE ROAD: Ike Davis is 3-7 (.429) with four runs scored, one double and two home runs over his last two contests ...Davis is batting .283 (17-60) with five home runs and 11 RBI on the road this year.
BAXTER FACTOR: Mike Baxter delivered a pinch-hit two-run double that put the Mets ahead 5-3 in the eighth inning last night...It was Baxter’s major league leading sixth pinch-hit of the year...He is hitting .400 (6-15) as a pinch-hitter...Among players with nine or more pinch-hit at-bats he has the fifth-highest average...Baxter also has five RBI as a pinch-hitter.
ANDRES TORRES: Has reached base safely in all 11 games he’s played this year...The Mets centerfielder is batting .308 (12-39) and has a .426 on-base percentage.
SATURDAYS: Daniel Murphy has the highest batting average (.579,11-19) on Saturdays this year in the majors...Min. 10 at-bats.
THIS DATE IN METS HISTORY: The Mets complete their first ever doubleheader sweep on May 12, 1962 with a pair of dramatic wins…New York defeats the Braves, 3-2, in the first game on Hobie Landrith’s ninth inning home run and the Mets capture the night cap with a 8-7 win on Gil Hodges’s ninth inning home run.