Showing posts with label Mets Game Notes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets Game Notes. Show all posts

Monday, April 01, 2013

Mets Opening Day Game Notes

Mets Opening Day Game Notes:

David Wright has at least one hit in every Home Opener since making his first Opening Day roster in 2005...Wright is hitting .375 (12-32) with three home runs and nine RBI on Opening Day...Wright is making his ninth Opening Day start today, tying him for the third-most in team history with Jerry Grote and Howard Johnson...Only Tom Seaver (11) and Bud Harrelson (11) have started more Opening Days in franchise history.

David Wright was named the fourth captain in team history on March 21...Wright joins Keith Hernandez (1987-1989), Gary Carter (1988-1989) and John Franco (2001-2004) as captains in Mets history...He was recently named to the 2013 All-World Baseball Classic team after hitting .438 with 10 RBI during the tournament.

Jonathon Niese will make his first Opening Day start...Tom Seaver holds the team mark making 11 Opening Day starts...Niese will become the 22nd pitcher to start on Opening Day game for the Mets.

Stats Don't Lie: The Mets are 15 games over .500 on Opening Day despite only outscoring their opponents by eight runs (223-215).

Opening Day Offense: The Mets have scored 10 or more runs four times on Opening Day, including an Opening Day-high 12 runs on April 4, 1994 against the Cubs...New York surrendered an Opening Day-worst 15 runs to the Cubs in a 15-2 setback at Shea on March 31, 2003.

April 1: The Mets are 3-2 all-time when starting the season on April 1.

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.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Game Notes: Game 103 - Mets at Giants

Mets Game Notes: Game 103 - Mets at Giants:

The Mets snapped their two-game losing streak with a 5-1 win at Arizona yesterday...New York is 6-17 in July after posting winning months in April (13-10), May (15-13) and June (15-13) ...The Mets are 3-13 since the All-Star break...New York is 14-19 in the first game of a series, including 6-10 on the road.

New York is 2-2 on its season-high 11-game road trip after splitting four games with the  Diamondbacks...After this series, the Mets will travel to San Diego for three games...The Mets have lost eight of their last 11 road games and are 23-27 overall on the road this year ...David Wright is second in the majors with a .369 road batting average.

The Mets have scored 251 runs on the road, the second-most in the majors...Seattle is first with 258...The Mets are averaging 5.02 runs per game on the road which leads the majors.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mets Game Notes: Road Runs, Valdespin, Tejada, Torres, Thole, Pitching Notes, Bullpen

Mets Game Notes:

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost a season-high five straight games...The last time the Mets had a longer losing streak was a six game skid from September 10-15, 2011...New York is 3-7 in its last 10 games...New York suffered its fifth walkoff loss of the year last night and its second this season at Washington (Also, June 5 in a 7-6, 12-inning setback)...The Mets are 1-3 in extra innings this year.

ON THE ROAD: New York is 20-24 on the road this year...The Mets are 0-4 on their current six-game road trip and 7-7 in their last 14 games away from Citi Field...David Wright leads the majors with a .378 road batting average...The Mets are 6-8 in road series this season and 13-14-2 in overall series.

ROAD RUNS: The Mets have scored 223 runs in 44 road games, for an average of 5.07 runs per road game, the highest in the majors...New York has a .268 road batting average, the highest in the National League and the fourth-highest in the majors...New York has allowed 226 runs on the road, for an average of 5.14, the fourth most in the majors.

JORDANY VALDESPIN: Hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in the ninth inning last night...Valdespin has three pinch-hits in his brief career, all have been home runs...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only three other players who began their career since 1960, have had their first three pinch-hits all go for home runs: Brant Alyea, Bo Jackson and Matt Mieske...Valdespin is the only hitter in the majors this season with two go-ahead pinch-hit home runs in the ninth inning or later...Also, the last time the Mets were down 2-0 in the ninth inning and got a three-run home run to go ahead was Mike Piazza on September 16, 1998 at Houston...Research courtesy of ESPN.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mets Game Notes: Second Half , Wright, Tejada, Valdespin, Murphy, Davis, Two-Out Runs

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games...The Mets are 13-15 in the first game of a series this year, including 5-8 on the road.

ON THE ROAD: New York is 20-20 on the road this year...The Mets have won four of their last five road contests and are 7-3 in their last 10 games away from Citi Field...David Wright leads the majors with a
.392 road batting average...The Mets are 6-7 in road series this season and 13-13-2 in overall series.

SECOND-HALF : The Mets open the second-half of the season tonight in Atlanta...Below are the second-half records over the last five years.

2011 31-40
2010 31-43
2009 28-47
2008 38-29
2007 40-35

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Mets Game Notes: Game 83 - Starters, Dickey, Bullpen, Wright, Murphy, Davis

METS AT A GLANCE: Following yesterday’s 9-2 loss, the Mets have won five of their last seven games.

AT HOME: The Mets are 24-18 at home this year...The 24 wins are tied for the sixth-most in the majors.

METS STARTERS: Have pitched 6.0 or more innings in 17 of their last 18 contests...During that span, they are 9-7 with a 2.66 ERA (36 earned runs/122.0 innings).

PITCHER OF THE MONTH: Major League Baseball announced on Monday that R.A. Dickey won the National League Pitcher of the Month award for June...It is Dickey’s first career Pitcher of the Month honor...He went 5-0 in six starts, leading the majors for the month in ERA (0.93), innings pitched (48.1) and strikeouts (55)...His five wins were also tied for the most in the majors...He also became the fourth Mets pitcher to finish a calendar month 5-0 (or better) with an ERA below 1.00 (David Cone, May, 1988; Jesse Orosco, August, 1983; Tom Seaver, September, 1969)...Dickey is the first Mets pitcher to win the award since Johan Santana in April of 2009...Earlier this season, the righthander won the Pitcher of the Week award for the period, May 21-27.

FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS: Dickey had a 0.93 ERA for the month of June despite allowing five earned runs on June 24 vs. the Yankees... According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this was the first time in the 100-year tracking of earned runs that a pitcher allowed five earned runs in a start, yet finished the month with an ERA below 1.00.

RANKINGS: R.A. Dickey, who was named to his first All-Star team on Sunday, leads the majors with 12 wins, is fourth in the majors with a 2.15 ERA and is second in the NL and fifth in the majors with 116 strikeouts.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Mets Game Notes: All-Stars, vs LA, Shutouts, Scoreless Streak, Wright, Murphy, Davis, Nimmo

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have won four in a row following a four-game losing streak...New York has outscored its opposition 34-3 during its four-game winning streak...New York’s longest winning streak this year is five games from May 5-9...The Mets are 6-4 in their 10 games...The Mets are 20-19 on the road this season, including 4-2 on this road trip...The Mets are 7-2 in their last nine road contests.

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.

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.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mets Game Notes: June, Day Baseball, Sunday, Interleague, Starting Pitching, vs Yanks

Mets Game Notes:

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost five of their last six games ...New York is 11-9 in its last 20 games and is 13-16 on the road this season.

JUNE: The Mets are in a stretch of 22 consecutive games (June 1-24)versus teams with a record better than .500 (St. Louis, Washington, the Yankees-twice, Tampa Bay, Cincinnati and Baltimore)...New York has gone 4-5 thus far...The Mets have 18 wins over clubs with a record better than .500, tied for the fourth-most such victories in the majors.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 17-8 during day games this year...The 17 wins are the second-most in the majors, one behind San Francisco ...David Wright is second in the NL with a .393 batting average during the day while Daniel Murphy is ninth with a .347 mark in day action.

SUNDAY IS HIT DAY: The Mets are hitting .293 (80-273) on Sundays this year, the third-highest mark in the majors, behind Texas (.303) and St. Louis (.297).

INTERLEAGUE: The Mets are 1-4 in Interleague play this year and 128-122 all-time...The 128 wins are tied for the third most among National League clubs...New York has lost each Interleague series its played this year (at Toronto, at Yankees)...The club will play at Tampa Bay starting Tuesday and host the Yankees and Orioles next week...The Mets went 9-9 last year against the American League...David Wright became the team’s all-time Interleague RBI leader on May 20 at Toronto...Wright has 83 Interleague RBI, three more than Mike Piazza.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup / Game Notes - Mets at Phillies - Game 30

Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 30:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Valdespin-SS
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Batista-RHP
Game Notes:

ON-BASE: New York ranks seventh in the majors with a .333 on-base percentage...The Mets are hitting .262 as a team, the sixth highest mark in the majors.

RISP: The Mets were 2-6 with runners in scoring position last night...New York is batting .256 (63-246) with RISP, ranking 12th in the majors...New York is hitting .273 (33-121) with runners in scoring position and two outs, ranking fourth in the majors.

COUNTDOWN: Baring any postponements, the Mets will play their 8,000th regular season game in team history on Friday at Miami ...New York is currently 3,827-4,162 with eight ties all-time.

THIS DATE IN METS HISTORY: New York’s new National League club announces that the team nickname will be Mets on May 8,1961…It was selected by club owner Mrs. Joan Payson…Other nominees were Islanders, Rebels, Skyliners, NYBs, Burros, Jets, Continentals and Avengers.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup / Game Notes - Mets at Phillies - Game 29

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 29 :
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Turner-SS
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP
Game Notes:

The Mets have won two in a row following a season-high four game losing streak.

RUBEN TEJADA: Left yesterday’s game with strained right quad...He underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery last night and was placed on the 15 day disabled list before tonight's game. Click here for more

New York will play 12 of its next 16 games on the road...The Mets are 5-7 away from Citi Field this year...New York went 43-38 on the road in 2011.

This is New York’s second trip this season to Philadelphia...The Mets took two of three from the Phillies, April 13-15...After this series, the Mets only have one trip to Philadelphia remaining on the schedule, August 28-30...The Mets host the Phillies at Citi Field for the first time on May 28-30.

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, is 9-2 with 2.82 ERA (28 earned runs/78.0 innings) in 11 career starts vs. the Mets...He has won his last eight starts vs. New York dating back to June 24, 2006...That streak is the longest vs. the Mets since 1966, when Larry Jackson saw his 13-start win streak snapped and Bob Gibson and Juan Marichal each had separate nine-start win streaks end that year.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Mets Game Notes - Mets at Marlins - Game 139

The Mets have won eight of their last 10 games...New York is 10-13 in its last 23 games and 22-25 since the All-Star break.

The Mets are 23-31 all-time on Labor Day.

New York is 38-34 on the road this season...The 38 road wins are tied for the fifth-most in the majors...The Mets are 5-9 in their last 14 road games...The Mets won 32 total road games in 2010...New York won its 12th road series of the year with yesterday’s rubber game victory in Washington...The Mets won five road series last year.

Sun Life Goodbye:
The Mets will play their final series ever at Sun Life Stadium...Next year the Marlins will open a new ballpark...The Mets are 72-71 all-time at Sun Life Stadium, also known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium and Land Shark Stadium...New York posted its best record at Sun Life in 2007 when they went 8-1...The Mets were 0-6 at Sun Life in 2010...Among all Mets, Jose Reyes has played the most game at the facility (58)...David Wright has the most hits (72) and is second in RBI (41), one behind Carlos Beltran...On the pitching side, Al Leiter owns the most wins in a Mets uniform at Sun Life (5)...Johan Santana owns the lowest ERA in this building (0.86 ERA - two earned runs/21.0 innings) and Armando Benitez, John Franco and Billy Wagner are tied for first with six saves.

The Mets first ever game at Sun Life Stadium was on June 29, 1993...New York scored three runs in the eighth highlighted by a two-run home run by Jeff Kent and another run in the 12th on a sacrifice fly by Tim Bogar to win, 10-9...Dave Telgheder was the winning pitcher...Jae Seo, David Weathers and Armando Benitez combined to throw a one-hitter in a 5-0 win on June 17, 2003...Jose Vizcaino went 5-5 on September 23, 1995 at Florida...Robin Ventura hit two home runs and drove in a franchise record six runs at Sun Life Stadium on June 28, 1999.

The Mets hit one home run yesterday (Lucas Duda)...New York has six home runs over its last three games after not hitting a home run during their six-game homestand...New York has hit at least one home run in each of their last five road games (nine total).

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