Sunday, July 01, 2012
Mets Game Notes: All-Stars, vs LA, Shutouts, Scoreless Streak, Wright, Murphy, Davis, Nimmo
R.A. Dickey, who leads the majors with 12 wins and is third with a 2.15 ERA, was named to his first All-Star team while David Wright, who is second in the majors with a .355 batting average, was selected to his sixth All-Star Game (2006-2010, 2012)...Both players were named on the Player Ballot in a vote of major league players, managers and coaches...Wright’s six All-Star nods are the Fourth-most in team history ...Darryl Strawberry and Mike Piazza were named to seven NL All-Star teams and Tom Seaver was selected to nine...Mets Manager Terry Collins will join Tony La Russa’s National League coaching staff...Collins was a National League coach under manager Felipe Alou at the 1995 All-Star Game in Texas...The All-Star Game will be July 10 in Kansas City at 8 p.m. on FOX.
Mets vs Dodgers: With a win tonight, the Mets would complete their first ever fourgame sweep of the Dodgers...The last time the Mets swept the Dodgers in Los Angeles in a three-game series was August 28-30, 1989...The Mets also swept the Dodgers in LA in a two-game set, May 21-22, 1990.
SHUTOUTS: The Mets posted their second straight and 10th shutout of the year yesterday...The Mets are tied for the major league lead with the Angels and Giants, who also have 10 shutouts...It was the team’s sixth shutout in June, the most in a calendar month since September, 1969 when they had 10 shutouts and was tied for third-most in team history...It’s also the fourth time this year the Mets have posted back-to-back shutouts...Also: May 26-27 vs. San Diego, June 1-2 vs. St. Louis and June 18-19 vs. Baltimore ...The 10 shutouts in the team’s first 79 games are tied for the second-most since 1990...New York had 11 shutouts in their first 79 games in 2010 and also had 10 shutouts through 79 games in 1990.
SCORELESS STREAK: The Mets have not allowed a run in their last 23.0 innings dating back to the fifth inning of Friday night...It is New York’s fourth scoreless streak of 20 or more innings this year and longest since a season-high 29.0 scoreless frames from June 17-20 ...The club tossed 28.0 shutout frames from May 25-28, while the team also posted 25.0 scoreless innings from June 1-3...The Mets have had
only one other season in which they had at least three scoreless streaks of 25-or-more innings...That year was 1969.
The Mets are currently seven games over .500...The team was a season-high eight games over .500 (31-23) after its 6-1 win over the Cardinals on June 3.
David Wright is second in the majors with a .355 batting average and is second in the majors with a .449 on-base percentage...Wright is seventh in the majors with 48 walks...He is tied for seventh in the NL with 50 RBI, is tied for fourth in the NL with 52 runs scored...Wright leads the majors a .396 road batting average...The Mets are 25-9 when Wright has an RBI and 28-13 when he scores a run.
David Wright vs Dodgers: David Wright owns a .389 (70-180) career batting average vs. the Dodgers...Since 1900, it’s the second-highest mark vs. the Dodgers (min. 200 plate appearances)...Jim Eisenreich is first with a .405 (83-205) mark...Courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.
Daniel Murphy went 2-3 with a run scored and one RBI yesterday ...Murphy has 10 RBI over his last four games...He has hit in five straight games going 9-21 (.429) with four runs scored, three doubles and three home runs.
Ike Davis slugged a three-run home run in the sixth-inning yesterday ...It was his major league-leading seventh home run with two or more runners aboard...Davis has a grand slam and six three-run home runs this year...Davis hit five of those home runs in June, the most by one player in any month in the team history...The last major leaguer with five home runs with two runners aboard in a month was Ryan Howard, who had six in August of 2009...Davis finished third in the National League and tied for sixth in the majors with 24 RBI in the month of June...Since June 9, Davis is hitting .333 (21-63) with 14 runs scored, seven doubles, six home runs and 24 RBI.
2011 first-round pick outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit his first professional grand slam yesterday to help Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League to a 6-2 win over Aberdeen...Nimmo has seven RBI in 12 games for the Cyclones with a .407 on-base percentage.