Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Mets News and Notes: Mets Streak, Duda, Patterson, Wheeler, Bay, Baxter, Valdespin, 2013 All-Star Logo, Santana, Ramirez, Parnell
The Mets, who had an 0-6 homestand before embarking on a three-city trip, now have lost eight straight at Citi Field. That is the team's longest home losing streak since also dropping eight straight at Shea Stadium in September 2007.
Lucas Duda appears to be heating up with Buffalo. After going 3-for-25 in his first six games following a demotion, Duda has a five-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .471 (8-for-17) with two homers. Duda has started the past two games in left field, after manning first base for two games.
Newly acquired right-hander Scott Patterson allowed two runs on three hits in an inning in his Buffalo debut Monday, although he had not thrown off a mound for more than a week. Patterson, 33, had asked for his release from the Mariners organization. He had received a recruiting call during the offseason from Terry Collins, but opted to sign with Seattle over Baltimore and the Mets. Patterson had a 2.89 ERA and four saves in 26 relief appearances at Triple-A Tacoma, but was not being considered for a major league promotion with Seattle.
Zack Wheeler’s second Triple-A start is scheduled for Saturday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) in Buffalo.
Friday, May 11, 2012
STREAK AT FIVE: The Mets have won five in a row following a season-high four-game losing streak...The five-game winning streak is the longest active current streak in the majors and is the longest since the club won five straight from July 25-29, 2011.
SHOOTING FOR SIX: The Mets aim for their sixth straight win of the year tonight ...It would be New York’s longest winning streak since they also rattled off six consecutive wins from April 21-27, 2011...The last time the Mets were six games over .500 was after beating the Giants 4-3 in 10 innings in San Francisco on July 18, 2010 (49-43).
8,000 GAMES: The Mets will play their 8,000th regular season game in team history tonight...New York is 3,829-4,162 with eight ties all-time.
NEW BALLPARKS: The Mets will play their first game at Marlins Park tonight…Since 2000, the Mets are 7-6 in their first game in a new ballpark…New York posted victories in its very first game in new facilities in Houston (2000), Pittsburgh (2001), Cincinnati (2003), Philadelphia (2004), St. Louis (2006), Detroit (2007), and Washington’s Nationals Park (2008), while losing its first game at San Francisco (2000), Milwaukee (2001), San Diego (2004), Washington’s RFK Stadium (2005), and falling in its first game at Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium...New York went 74-72 in the Marlins old ballpark.