Monday, September 10, 2012

Mets Game Notes - Nationals at Mets - Game 141

Mets Game Notes - Nationals vs Mets - Game 141

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost three straight and dropped five of their last six games...New York is 4-6 in its last 10 games...The Mets are 19-35 (4-18 at home) since the All-Star break...The Mets fell to 3-6 in extra innings, including 0-4 at home with yesterday’s 3-2, 10-inning loss.

AT HOME: The Mets are 30-38 at home this year...New York has lost 19 of its last 23 home games...The Mets will play 13 of their remaining 22 games at Citi Field...The Mets have won one second-half series at home (August 24-26 vs. Houston)...Daniel Murphy has the seventh-best home batting average (.326) in the National League.

SERIES NOTES: The Mets are now 1-6 in home series in the second half...New York was swept for the eighth time this year over the weekend...New York is 17-28 in the first game of a series this year, including 8-14 at home.

THREE RUNS OR LESS: The Mets have scored three runs or less in 10 consecutive home games…The streak is the team’s longest since 1988 when they went 10 straight from July 23-August 12, 1988...The franchise record for consecutive home games scoring three or fewer runs is 11, which they’ve done twice: first spanning the 1966 and 1967
seasons, and then in September 1979.

RISP TALE OF TWO HALVES: The Mets went 2-9 with runners in scoring position yesterday and are hitting .205 (86-419) in such situations since the All-Star break…In the first half, the team hit .269 (199-739) with RISP...Overall, the Mets are hitting .246 with RISP on the season, ranking 21st in the majors...The Mets are hitting .259 with runners in scoring position and two outs, the fourth-highest average in the majors, the club was hitting .285 with RISP and two outs in the first half.

TWO-OUT RUNS: The Mets have scored 67 two-out runs in 55 games (1.22 runs per game) in the second half this season after leading the majors with 187 two-out runs in the first half (86 games - 2.17 runs per game)...Overall, New York is tied for eighth in the majors with 254 two out runs.

HIT COUNTDOWN: David Wright collected one hit yesterday...He has 1,405 career hits, 13 shy of tying Ed Kranepool for the most in franchise history...Kranepool played in 1,853 games...Yesterday was Wright’s
1,241st career contest...Three active players lead their current club’s  all-time hit list...The Yankees’ Derek Jeter (3,279 hits), Colorado’s Todd Helton (2,420) and Texas’ Michael Young (2,202).

WRIGHT RANKINGS: David Wright is fifth in the majors with a .401 on-base percentage and is fifth in the National League with a .313 batting average...He ranks second in the NL with 75 walks...Wright
leads the National League with 16 intentional walks.

R.A. DICKEY: Is tied for the major league lead with 18 wins...Dickey leads the NL and is second in the majors with a 2.64 ERA and he is tied for sixth in the majors and third in the NL with 195 strikeouts...He leads the NL and is tied for second in the majors with five complete games...Dickey also leads the NL with three shutouts...Dickey is second in the NL in innings pitched and second in the majors with a 1.0253 WHIP.

DICKEY FOR CY: Dickey’s has a .818 (18-4) winning percentage...Sandy Koufax holds the major league record for the highest winning percentage (.792, 19-5) on a sub .500 team when the Dodgers were
80-82 in 1964...R.A. Dickey is the first Mets pitcher to reach 18 wins since Frank Viola (20-12) and Dwight Gooden (19-7) both accomplished the feat in 1990.

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