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Final Recap: Mets 6 – Indians 0

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The New York Mets (5-6) defeated the Cleveland Indians (5-5)  this afternoon in the rubber match of their 3-game series at Progressive Field by the final score of 6-0. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Steven Matz was dominant this afternoon, pitching 7 scoreless innings while striking out a career high 9 batters. He only allowed 3 hits and walked 2. This was Matz first win of the season.
  • Michael Conforto was 2-3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-5 this afternoon with 2 runs scored and an RBI on a squeeze bunt single.
  • Curtis Granderson was 1-3 with a triple and 2 runs scored.
  • Lucas Duda was 1-4 with a 2-run single.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 1-3 with an RBI double.
  • Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, and Addison Reed combined to pitch 2 scoreless and hitless innings. The trip combined to strike out 6.

Today the Mets played their most complete game so far this season in my opinion. Steven Matz rebounded nicely from his last start, pitching seven scoreless innings and striking out a career high nine batters. You really didn’t know what to expect from Matz this afternoon after he got shelled in his last start, and many young pitchers struggle to rebound immediately from such a start. Matz showed great perseverance today and proved he does have the makeup to be a great starting pitcher in this league. It’s almost astounding to think that this is just Matz’s eighth career regular season start, and surely the best is yet to come. 

The Mets offense was alive today as it has been most of this series. It didn’t hurt to receive some help from two misplayed balls in the top of the second inning by Rajai Davis in the outfield either. The offense jumped on former AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber early on in the game, which has been his kryptonite as he tends to start off slow. Once the Mets built a big enough lead there was no turning back as they just kept rolling along. Michael Conforto hitting in the three spot has really jumped started this offense as well, and we can expect him to stay in that spot for much of the season against right-handers, with the way he is producing. Get excited Mets fans as Conforto has as much promise as any young player on this team.

Getting away from the negative energy in New York looks to have done wonders for the team in this series. Hopefully the Mets can keep that momentum going into Philadelphia where they seek to avenge last weekend’s poor offensive showing against their NL East rivals. Yoenis Cespedes is also expected to be back in the field tomorrow after filling in as a DH the past three games due to leg soreness, which has lingered from a dive in the stands he made after a foul ball last Wednesday afternoon. 

  • The Mets begin a 3-game series in Philadelphia tomorrow evening with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm et. The game can be seen on SNY.
  • Noah Syndergaard (1-0, 0.69 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Mets opposing Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (1-1, 1.50 ERA).

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Indians 1:10 pm et.

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New York Mets (4-6):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
8. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
9. Kevin Plawecki (R) C

SP: Steven Matz LHP (0-1, 37.80 ERA)

Cleveland Indians (5-4):

1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
3. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Carlos Santana (S) DH
6. Yan Gomes (R) C
7. Marlon Byrd (R) RF
8. Juan Uribe (R) 3B
9. Jose Ramirez (S) LF

SP: Corey Kluber RHP (0-2, 4.85)

Today’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-INDIANS NOTES: The Mets are 9-5 all-time vs. the Indians, including 7-4 at Progressive Field…New York won five of its first six games at Cleveland, before going 1-2 in 2013.

RUBBER GAMES: The Mets will play their second rubber game of the season today…New York is 0-1 in rubber games after going 7-10 in rubber games in 2015, including 4-6 on the road.

A GRAND START: Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff home run yesterday off Josh Tomlin…Granderson has 12 leadoff home runs with the Mets…Only Jose Reyes has more leadoff home runs in team history…Since 2014 (when Granderson joined the Mets), he leads the majors with 12 leadoff home runs… Granderson has 36 career leadoff homers, the third-most among active players behind Ichiro Suzuki (37) and Jimmy Rollins (46).

YO LOVES CLEVELAND: Yoenis Cespedes has five RBI in this series…Cespedes is hitting .391 (9-23) with four runs, three home runs and eight RBI in his last six games…Cespedes has hit in 10 straight games vs. the Indians dating to April 25, 2015…Cespedes is batting .321 (26-81) with four home runs in 19 career games at Progressive Field.

INTERLEAGUE PLAY: The Mets are 2-2 vs. the American League this year…New York went 9-11 in Interleague action last season…Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 168-158 (.511)…The .511 winning percentage in Interleague play is the second-best all-time among NL clubs behind St. Louis (154-141, .522).

OFFENSIVE IMPROVEMENT: The Mets are hitting .218 after 10 games, ranking 24th in the majors…New York has scored 31 runs, tied for 27th in the majors…Last year, the Mets hit .244, ranking 28th and scored 683 runs, ranking 17th…The Mets are 2-1 when they score four or more runs this year and 2-5 when they plate three runs or less…The Mets were 70-12 (.854) when scoring four or more runs last year.

STEVEN MATZ: Allowed a career-high seven runs in his last start on April 11 vs. Philadelphia…Matz was 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA (nine earned runs/35.2 innings) in six regular season starts in 2015…New York is 5-2 when he starts…

WALK THIS WAY: Neil Walker went deep for the second straight game…It was his 96th career home run…The last time Walker hit homers in consecutive games was April 14-15, 2014…He has never homered in three straight games…Walker has three RBI in his last two contests and has hit in five straight games.

ALEJANDRO DE GREAT: Alejandro De Aza is batting.275 (73-265) with 19 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 21 RBI in 84 career Interleague games… Has seven career home runs vs.the Indians, second-most against any opponent in his career (he has nine vs. Minnesota)…Has 35 career RBI vs. Cleveland, most vs. any opponent.

CABRERA HOMECOMING: Asdrubal Cabrera was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela back in 2002 but was acquired on June 30, 2006 by the Indians in exchange for Eduardo Perez…He made his major league debut on August 8 2007 for the Indians against the Chicago White Sox… Cabrera played 8 seasons in Cleveland and had a .270/.331/.410 career batting line with 82 HR’s and 430 RBI’s in 914 games played…In 2011 Cabrera made his first All Star team with the Indians and received the Silver Slugger Award for hitting 25 home runs which is an Indians record for HR’s by a shortstop…Cabrera also was selected as an All Star in 2012 as a member of the Indians…Cabrera has appeared in 9 games against the Indians since his departure in 2014 hitting .250/.382/.429 with 1 HR and 3 RBI’S.

HELLO OLD FRIENDS: The Cleveland Indians currently carry three former Mets on their 25-man active roster…Juan Uribe is the Indians starting third baseman and signed a 1- year $4 million deal before the start of Spring Training…Uribe appeared in 44 games for the Mets last season after being acquired on July 24th from the Atlanta Braves with Kelly Johnson for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen… Uribe had a .219/.301/.430 batting line with 6 HR’s and 20 RBI as a Met…Marlon Byrd signed a minor league deal with the Indians back on March 18th and made the team as the starting right fielder out of Spring Training…Byrd played in New York during the 2013 season before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dilson Herrera and Vic Black on August 27 2013…Byrd hit .285/.330/.518 with 21 HR’s and 71 RBI’s as a Met in 117 games…Colin Cowgill was acquired in a offseason trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for cash considerations and currently is an outfielder on the active roster…Cowgill was acquired by the Mets before the 2012 season when he was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Mets for Minor Leaguer Jefry Marte…Cowgill hit .180/.206/.311 with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI in 23 games for the Mets in 2013 before being designated for assignment.

METS VS.KLUBER: The Mets have faced former AL Cy Young Award winner Cory Kluber once before…On September 7, 2013, the Mets scored two runs over 5.0 innings in a 9-4 win at Progressive Field. Notable Mets numbers against Kluber are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .333 (4-12, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
  • Alejandro De Aza: .130 (3-23, 1 RBI, 3 BB)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .200 (1-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB)
  • Curtis Granderson .333 (1-3)

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Indians 4:10 pm et

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New York Mets (4-5):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF

SP: Matt Harvey (0-2, 4.63 ERA)

Cleveland Indians (4-4):

1. Rajai Davis (R) RF
2. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
3. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Carlos Santana (S) DH
6. Yan Gomes (R) C
7. Jose Ramirez (S) LF
8. Juan Uribe (R) 3B
9. Tyler Naquin (L) CF

SP: Josh Tomlin RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Game Notes:

METS-INDIANS NOTES: The Mets are 9-4 all-time vs. the Indians, including 7-3 at Progressive Field…New York won five of its first six games at Cleveland, before going 1-2 in 2013.

FOUR HOME RUNS: New York entered last night with two home runs before belting four home runs on Friday…The last time the Mets hit four or more home runs in a game was August 24, 2015 when they hit a club record eight long balls at Philadelphia.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 3-1 in day games this year, including 1-0 on the road…Last season New York went 32-17 in day games, including 15-8 on the road…Last year’s .653 winning percentage in day games was the second-best in the majors, behind Pittsburgh (32-15, .681).

STEPH CURRY WOULD BE PROUD: The Mets hit three home runs in the fifth inning last night (Alejandro De Aza, Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker)…The last time the Mets hit three home runs in a frame was August 2, 2015 vs. Washington when Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda all went deep in the third inning…The last time the Mets hit three home runs in an inning in a road game was July 16, 2006 at Chicago (NL) when Cliff Floyd, Carlos Beltran, David Wright did it.

THE DARK KNIGHT: Matt Harvey finished sixth in the NL with a 2.71 ERA and sixth in batting average against (.222) last season… He was named the 2015 Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year and the 2015 Player’s Choice NL Comeback Player of the Year…Harvey has a 1.27 ERA (nine earned runs/64.0 innings) in Interleague play, going 3-2 in nine career starts…This is Harvey’s first career start against the Indians…Harvey has lost three straight starts dating to his final outing of the 2015 regular season…He has never lost four straight decisions…His last three-game losing streak was May 8-29, 2015.

OFFENSIVE IMPROVEMENT: The Mets collected a season-high 14 hits last night…The Mets are hitting .216 after nine games, ranking 24th in the majors…New York has scored 26 runs, ranking 28th in the majors…Last year, the Mets hit .244, ranking 28th and scored 683 runs, ranking 17th…The Mets are 2-0 when they score four or more runs this year and 2-5 when they plate three runs or less…The Mets were 70-12 (.854) when scoring four or more runs last year.

YO LOVES CLEVELAND: Yoenis Cespedes was 3-5 with a home run, double and two RBI last night…Cespedes is hitting .421 (8-19) with three runs, two home runs and five RBI in his last five games… Cespedes has hit in nine straight games vs. the Indians dating to April 25, 2015…Cespedes is batting .325 (25-77) in 18 career games at Progressive Field.

THE WRIGHT STUFF: David Wright is hitting .320 (8-25) with three doubles, seven walks and three runs scored in his last seven games after going 0-4 on Opening Day…He has reached base safely in 18 straight games dating to September 20, 2015…He has a .407 on-base percentage during that span.

ALEJANDRO DE GREAT: Alejandro De Aza is batting.280 (73-261) with 19 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 21 RBI in 83 career Interleague games… Has seven career home runs vs.the Indians, second-most against any opponent in his career (he has nine vs. Minnesota)…Has 35 career RBI vs. Cleveland, most vs. any opponent.

INTERLEAGUE PLAY: The Mets are 2-1 vs. the American League this year…New York went 9-11 in Interleague action last season…Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 168-157 (.517)…The .517 winning percentage in Interleague play is the second-best all-time among NL clubs behind St. Louis (154-141, .522).

CABRERA HOMECOMING: Asdrubal Cabrera was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela back in 2002 but was acquired on June 30, 2006 by the Indians in exchange for Eduardo Perez…He made his major league debut on August 8 2007 for the Indians against the Chicago White Sox… Cabrera played 8 seasons in Cleveland and had a .270/.331/.410 career batting line with 82 HR’s and 430 RBI’s in 914 games played…In 2011 Cabrera made his first All Star team with the Indians and received the Silver Slugger Award for hitting 25 home runs which is an Indians record for HR’s by a shortstop…Cabrera also was selected as an All Star in 2012 as a member of the Indians…Cabrera has appeared in 8 games against the Indians since his departure in 2014 hitting .240/.367/.440 with 1 HR and 3 RBI’S.

HELLO OLD FRIENDS: The Cleveland Indians currently carry three former Mets on their 25-man active roster…Juan Uribe is the Indians starting third baseman and signed a 1- year $4 million deal before the start of Spring Training…Uribe appeared in 44 games for the Mets last season after being acquired on July 24th from the Atlanta Braves with Kelly Johnson for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen… Uribe had a .219/.301/.430 batting line with 6 HR’s and 20 RBI as a Met…Marlon Byrd signed a minor league deal with the Indians back on March 18th and made the team as the starting right fielder out of Spring Training…Byrd played in New York during the 2013 season before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dilson Herrera and Vic Black on August 27 2013…Byrd hit .285/.330/.518 with 21 HR’s and 71 RBI’s as a Met in 117 games…Colin Cowgill was acquired in a offseason trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for cash considerations and currently is an outfielder on the active roster…Cowgill was acquired by the Mets before the 2012 season when he was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Mets for Minor Leaguer Jefry Marte…Cowgill hit .180/.206/.311 with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI in 23 games for the Mets in 2013 before being designated for assignment.

METS VS. TOMLIN: This is the first time Josh Tomlin has faced the Mets in his career… Other notable Mets have faced Tomlin with their previous respective clubs and their career numbers are posted below…

  • Alejandro De Aza: .273 (3-11, 1 2B, 1 HR)
  • Curtis Granderson: .286 (2-7, 1 RBI, 2 BB)
  • Neil Walker: .333 (1-3, 1 K)
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .000 (0-3)

Final Recap: Mets 6 – Indians 5

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The New York Mets (4-5) defeated the Cleveland Indians (4-4) tonight at Progressive Field by the final score of 6-5 . For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Bartolo Colon got the win tonight throwing 5.1 innings and only allowing 2 runs on 8 hits. He struck out 5 while only walking 1. With tonight’s win Colon is now tied with Pedro Martinez for second place on the all-time Dominican-born pitcher’s win list with 219.
  • Michael Conforto was 2-5 with a solo home run.
  • Alejandro De Aza was 3-4 with a solo home run and a double.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 3-5 with a 2-run home run. He was a triple shy of the cycle.
  • Neil Walker was 2-5 with a 2-run home run. It was his first home run hitting from the right side of the plate since 2014.
  • Jeurys Familia got his 3rd save of the season by getting a tough out in the bottom of the 9th. Familia allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 0.1 of an inning.
  • The Mets hit a season high 4 home runs tonight but were 0-10 with runners in scoring position.

Well that was about as close of a game the Mets could have made it. In the bottom of the 9th with the Mets leading 6-2, Addison Reed gave up a base hit to Jason Kipnis, recorded 2 outs, and then allowed a 2-run home run to Carlos Santana. Terry Collins went to Familia after the Indians cut the Mets lead to 2 and it became a save opportunity. Familia then allowed a hard hit single to Yan Gomes, threw a wild pitch to Marlon Byrd which allowed Gomes to advance to second base, and a bloop single to Marlon Byrd that drove in Gomes. Familia then walked Juan Uribe which put him in a bind with runners on first and second base, and two outs. After a Dan Warthen meeting to the mound Familia buckled down and retired Indians outfielder Jose Ramirez to end the game. It sure was an intense inning but it was a great display of Familia’s character who has now pitched 4 games in a row, to come in and finish this game despite how difficult that inning proved to be. 

The Mets bats came alive tonight in Cleveland and one can only wonder if this 9-game roadtrip was just what the Mets needed to get away from New York, with all of the negative energy being spewed due to their slow start. The Mets were great with the long ball tonight slugging four home runs but still struggled with runners in scoring position going 0-10 despite them having 14 hits. That is an area the Mets will need to continue to improve on as the month goes on. The only questionable move of the night was third base coach Tim Teufel sending Alejandro De Aza from first to home with no outs in the top of the 8th, on a base hit that rolled towards the center field gap.  It cost the Mets a run that inning as De Aza could’ve scored from third on a passed ball later that inning during Michael Conforto’s at-bat. 

All in all a solid win tonight for the Mets, despite the scary 9th inning, and it’s great to see the bats come alive especially facing arguably the best starting rotation in the American League. The Mets will face a rusty Josh Tomlin tomorrow afternoon  who has not pitched since March 29th due to rainouts. It will be a critical game in this series with the Mets sending their ace to the mound in Matt Harvey to face Tomlin. The Mets will want to work counts tomorrow, and make Tomlin  work hard and throw as many pitches as possible. We  have seen what a long layoff can do to a pitcher a la Steven Matz earlier this week. The Mets will have an even tougher challenge Sunday facing the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, which makes tomorrow’s game an important one in the series. 

  • The Mets will play the Indians in the second game of their three game set tomorrow afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 4:10 pm et. The game can be seen on WPIX.
  • Matt Harvey (0-2, 4.63 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets opposing Josh Tomlin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) who will be making his season debut for the Tribe.

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Indians 7:10 pm et.

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Mets (3-5):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF

SP: Bartolo Colon (0-1, 1.23 ERA)

Indians (4-3):

1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
3. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Carlos Santana (S) DH
6. Yan Gomes (R) C
7. Marlon Byrd (R) RF
8. Juan Uribe (R) 3B
9. Tyler Naquin (L) CF

SP: Cody Anderson RHP (0-0, 3.00 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-INDIANS NOTES: The Mets are 8-4 all-time vs. the Indians, including 6-3 at Progressive Field…New York won five of its first six games at Cleveland, before going 1-2 in 2013.

WHERE IS THE OFFENSE: The Mets are hitting .194 after eight games, ranking last in the majors…New York has scored 20 runs, ranking 29th in the majors…Last year, the Mets hit .244, ranking 28th and scored 683 runs, ranking 17th…The Mets are 1-0 when they score four or more runs this year and 2-5 when they plate three runs or less…The Mets were 70-12 (.854) when scoring four or more runs last year.

INTERLEAGUE PLAY: The Mets are 1-1 vs. the American League this year… New York went 9-11 in Interleague action last season…Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 167-157 (.515)…The .515 winning percentage in Interleague play is the second-best all-time among NL clubs behind St. Louis (154-141, .522).

DAVID WRIGHT IS STREAKING: Is hitting .333 (7-21) with three doubles, five walks and three runs scored in his last six games after going 0-4 on Opening Day…He has reached base safely in 17 straight games dating to September 20, 2015…He has a .408 on-base percentage during that span.

YO LOVES CLEVELAND: Yoenis Cespedes has hit in eight straight games vs. the Indians dating to April 25, 2015…Cespedes has hit .306 (22- 72) in 17 career games at Progressive Field.

COLON HOMECOMING: Bartolo Colon was signed by the Indians as a non-drafted free agent on June 26, 1993…He made his major league debut for Cleveland on April 4, 1997 at Anaheim…Colon won 75 games for the Indians during his six-year (1997-2002) career…He was an All-Star in 1998 and was finished fourth in the AL Cy Young Award voting in 1999, going 18-5 for the Indians…The righthander is 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA (31 earned runs/72.2 innings) in 11 starts vs. Cleveland…Colon ranks first among active pitchers in wins (218) and shutouts (13)….He is second in complete games (36) and strikeouts (2,245)…Bartolo Colon has 218 career wins, the third-most among Dominican- born pitchers and one victory behind Pedro Martinez…Juan Marichal ranks first with 243 wins.

CABRERA HOMECOMING: Asdrubal Cabrera was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela back in 2002 but was acquired on June 30, 2006 by the Indians in exchange for Eduardo Perez…He made his major league debut on August 8 2007 for the Indians against the Chicago White Sox… Cabrera played 8 seasons in Cleveland and had a .270/.331/.410 career batting line with 82 HR’s and 430 RBI’s in 914 games played…In 2011 Cabrera made his first All Star team with the Indians and received the Silver Slugger Award for hitting 25 home runs which is an Indians record for HR’s by a shortstop…Cabrera also was selected as an All Star in 2012 as a member of the Indians…Cabrera has appeared in 7 games against the Indians since his departure in 2014 hitting .227/.320/.409 with 1 HR and 3 RBI’s… 

 

JEURYS FAMILIA: Hasn’t allowed a run in 5.2 innings this year…Converted a five-out on April 13 vs. Miami…Since the start of the 2015 season, Familia has four saves of five or more outs, the most in the majors…Familia also has nine saves of four or more outs since 2014, tied for the second-most in the majors with Trevor Rosenthal…Cleveland’s Cody Allen is first with 11 such saves during that span…Familia earned his 50th career save on April 5 at Kansas City…He finished third in the majors with 43 saves in 2015…Tied the club’s single- season save record…Armando Benitez also had 43 saves in 2001…Familia was one of 12 pitchers in major league history to record 40 or more saves by age 25 or younger.

 

JERRY BLEVINS: Picked up the win on Wednesday stranding the bases loaded in the seventh inning…Blevins has stranded seven of eight inherited runners this year…He is tied for the major league lead with seven stranded runners…Opponents are 2-26 (.077) vs. Blevins dating to 2015.

HELLO OLD FRIENDS: The Cleveland Indians currently carry three former Mets on their 25-man active roster…Juan Uribe is the Indians starting third baseman and signed a 1- year $4 million deal before the start of Spring Training…Uribe appeared in 44 games for the Mets last season after being acquired on July 24th from the Atlanta Braves with Kelly Johnson for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen… Uribe had a .219/.301/.430 batting line with 6 HR’s and 20 RBI as a Met…Marlon Byrd signed a minor league deal with the Indians back on March 18th and made the team as the starting right fielder out of Spring Training…Byrd played in New York during the 2013 season before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dilson Herrera and Vic Black on August 27 2013…Byrd hit .285/.330/.518 with 21 HR’s and 71 RBI’s as a Met in 117 games…Colin Cowgill was acquired in a offseason trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for cash considerations and currently is an outfielder on the active roster…Cowgill was acquired by the Mets before the 2012 season when he was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Mets for Minor Leaguer Jefry Marte…Cowgill hit .180/.206/.311 with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI in 23 games for the Mets in 2013 before being designated for assignment.

METS VS. CODY ANDERSON: Anderson has never faced the Mets in his 2-year career…Two Mets have faced Anderson in the past with their respective clubs…

  • Neil Walker: .250 (1-4, 1 RBI)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .167 (1-6)