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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mets Game Notes: Scoreless Streak, Shutouts, Mets Starters, Duda, Citi-Field Homers, Santana, Wright, Davis

Here are some of Tonight's Mets Game Notes:

Mets at a glance: The Mets have won two in a row following a three-game losing streak...The Mets are 6-5 in Interleague play this year and 133-123 all-time...The 133 wins are the third most among National League clubs.

With the first two wins of this series, the Mets are seeking their second straight series sweep vs. Baltimore...A sweep would be New York’s fifth this year...New York won three straight in Camden Yards June 11-13, 2010...The Mets have won five straight games vs. the Orioles.

The Mets are 21-15 at home this year...The 21 victories are tied for the second-most in the majors with the Giants and Rays...Only the Dodgers have more (24).

The Mets have played 18 of their 22 straight games versus teams over .500 and are 9-9 during that stretch.

Scoreless Streak: The Mets have tossed 22.0 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to the sixth inning on June 17…It’s the third scoreless streak this season of 20 or more innings by New York’s staff…The club’s season-high is 28.0 shutout frames from May 25-28, while the team also posted 25.0 scoreless innings from June 1-3...The 28 and 25 inning scoreless streaks are the two longest in the majors this year...The Mets are the only team this season to have three separate scoreless streaks of 20 innings or more...Last year, the Braves, Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Rangers each had three scoreless streaks of at least 20 innings.

Shut outs: The Mets posted their eighth shutout of the year…New York leads the NL in shutouts and is second in the majors…The Angels have nine shutouts...New York had nine shutouts in their first 70 games in 2010.

New York has now recorded back-to-back shutouts for the third time this season after blanking the Birds twice…All other major league teams combined have consecutive shutouts five times this season, and the only other team to do it more than once is the Angels...The Mets also shut out San Diego, 9-0 on May 26 and then won 2-0 over the Padres on May 27…The Mets shut out the Cardinals 8-0 on June 1 (Santana’s no-hitter) and 5-0 on June 2.

Mets Starters are 27-17 with a 3.51 ERA, ranking third in the majors, behind the Nationals (3.06) and Dodgers (3.15).

Johan Santana is now 4-1 with a 1.16 ERA (seven earned runs/54.1 innings) at home (eight starts), ranking third in the majors in home ERA...R.A. Dickey is 6-0 with a 1.20 ERA (seven earned runs/52.1 innings) at home (seven starts), ranking fourth in the majors in home ERA.

Lucas Duda Singled in the fourth-inning and hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning last night…Duda has reached base safely in a career-high 22 straight games dating back to May 27…Duda has at least one hit in 16 of his last 19 games.

Citi-Field Homers: Lucas Duda leads the team with 11 home runs…Duda’s blast was a “new” Citi Field home run, meaning the ball cleared the new dimensions but would not have been a home run last year…The Mets have 11 “new” Citi Field home runs while the opposition has nine.

David Wright Extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the fourth-inning…Wright is hitting .324 (12-37) during that span …This is Wright’s third hitting streak this season of 10 or more games…Wright joins Baltimore’s Adam Jones and San Francisco’s Angel Pagan as the only three players in the majors with three separate hitting streaks of 10 or more games…Wright also hit in 10 consecutive games from April 5-20 and in 10 games from April 24-May 4.

David Wright is one home run shy of tying Howard Johnson for third place on the club’s all-time home run list with 192 ...Wright is second in the majors with a .452 on-base percentage and is fifth in the majors with a .352 batting average...He is tied for second in the majors...Wright is seventh in the majors with 43 walks...He is tied for sixth in the NL with 45 runs scored and sixth in the NL with a .564 slugging percentage.

Ike Davis Had his season-high nine-game hitting streak snapped last night...Davis is still hitting .414 (12-29) with two home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.

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