Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Mets Game Notes: Scoreless Streak, Shutouts, Mets Starters, Duda, Citi-Field Homers, Santana, Wright, Davis
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.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Mets have lost six straight games and lost eight of nine on their last homestand…The homestand started with a doubleheader sweep by the Braves on September 8 and concluded yesterday with the Nationals defeating the Mets, 10-1, to complete a four-game series sweep...The last time the Mets had a worse homestand by winning percentage (minimum six games) was August 23-September 2, 2004 when they went 1-10…They are 31-44 overall at Citi Field this season...The club lost a season-high seven straight games from April 10-16...The Mets are 11-10 in their last 21 games and 25-33 since the All-Star break
The Mets are 6-10 this month, including 4-2 on the road...New York is 2-5 in September in one-run decisions...Justin Turner is hitting .357 (15-42) in September, the ninth-highest mark among National League hitters while Jason Bay is batting .353 (18-51), the 10th-best mark in the NL this month.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
ON THE ROAD: New York is 37-33 on the road this season...The 37 road wins are tied for the seventh-most in the majors...New York has won two straight road contests after going 2-8 in its previous 10 road games...The Mets won 32 total road games in 2010.
FIRST INNING: David Wright cranked a three-run home run to leftcenter in the first inning last night...The Mets are tied for fifth in the National League with 78 first inning runs...New York has a .282 batting average in the first inning, the fifth-highest mark in the majors...The Mets are 48-23 this year when scoring first.
HOME RUNS: After not hitting a home run during their six-game homestand, the Mets hit three last night (David Wright, Nick Evans and Lucas Duda)...New York has hit at least one home run in each of their last three road games (six total)...The three home runs were the most since the club slugged three home runs on August 8 vs. San Diego.
DAVID WRIGHT: Hit his first home run at Nationals Park last night...It was his 32nd career game at Nationals Park and Wright had gone 125 at-bats without a home run at the ballpark...It was the only current National League park that Wright had not gone deep ...Wright is batting .500 (13-26) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI over his last eight contests.
LUCAS DUDA: Hit his team-leading eighth second-half home run last night...Duda has 13 RBI over his last 12 games...He is batting .333 (46-138) since the All-Star break, ranking sixth in the NL...His .413 on-base percentage since the break is third in the NL and he has 30 RBI during that same span, tied for the 13th-most in the NL.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
New York has 3,798 wins in its team history, two wins shy of 3,800.
Mets Starters over their last five games, Mets starters are 4-1 with a 2.12 ERA (eight earned runs/34.0 innings)...They have issued nine walks and notched 30 strikeouts...During New York’s five-game losing streak from August 19-23, Mets starters went 0-3 with a 9.24 ERA (26 earned runs/25.1 innings).
Chris Capuano became the third pitcher in franchise history to throw a shutout while striking out at least 13 batters and allowing no more than two hits in his last start on August 26 vs. Atlanta...The other Mets to do that were Nolan Ryan, with a one-hit, 15-strikeout game vs. the Phillies on April 18, 1970, and Tom Seaver, who had two such games: a one-hit, 15-strikeout game at Philadelphia on May 15, 1970, and a 13-strikeout, two-hitter at Pittsburgh on September 29, 1972...Capuano was the second pitcher in team history to hurl a one or two-hit shutout with at least ten strikeouts and no walks ...Seaver did that in his “imperfect game” against the Cubs on July 9, 1969 (one hit, 11 strikeouts)...Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.
New York’s pitching staff issued five walks last...Mets pitchers have issued 408 walks this season, the 12th-fewest in the majors...Offensively, the Mets have drawn 464 walks, ranking fourth in the majors.
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Mets have lost three straight games and are 5-15 in their last 20 contests...New York is 14-21 since the
New York fell six games under .500 (60-66) for the first time since they were 12-18 after May 4 with yesterday’s 6-2 loss vs. Milwaukee...The Mets were a season-high four games over .500 (55-51) after their victory on July 29 at Washington.
New York is 35-31 on the road this season...The 35 road wins are tied for the fourth-most in the majors this year...The Mets won 32 total road games in 2010.
The Mets enter the series vs. the Phillies after being swept in a three-game set at home vs. Milwaukee...New York returns home on Friday to host Atlanta...The Brewers, Phillies and Braves have the top three records in the National League and are a combined 233-148 (.612)...The Mets are 4-8 vs. the Phillies, 6-6 vs. the Braves and finished the year 2-4 vs. the Brewers.
Mets opponents have scored first in 10 of the team’s last 14 games... New York is 4-10 in these games...Overall, the Mets are 17-43 when the opposition scores first.
The Mets left four runners on base yesterday and lead the majors with 968 runners stranded.
Dillon Gee became only the seventh Mets rookie to win more than 10 games when he earned his 11th win in his last start on August 17 at San Diego...The last Mets pitcher to achieve that feat was Ron Darling, who had 12 victories in 1984...The others are Gary Gentry (13 in 1969), Jon Matlack (15 in 1972), Tom Seaver (16 in 1967), Dwight Gooden (17 in 1984) and Jerry Koosman (19 in 1968)...Gee is tied for second in the majors among rookies with 11 wins, is first among NL rookies with 124.0 innings, fifth with a 3.92 ERA, fourth with 82 strikeouts and third with a .225 opponents batting average against.
New York has allowed two or more runs in their last 40 games dating back to July 6...It’s the second-longest such stretch in team history...The Mets allowed two or more runs in 54 consecutive games from July 6-August 31, 1982.
The Mets drew one walk yesterday and are second in the National League and rank fourth in the majors with 444 walks...New York’s pitching staff issued two walks yesterday and rank 17th in the majors with 388 walks.