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Final Recap: Mets 4 – Padres 3

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The New York Mets (19-11) defeated the San Diego Padres (13-19) this afternoon by the final score of 4-3 to split the four game series with the Padres. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Matt Harvey pitched his best game of the season pitching 6 innings and allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. Harvey struck out 10 batters and walked 2. Harvey was also 2-3 at the plate with a run scored.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-4 with a solo HR.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-5 with 2 RBI’s.
  • Eric Campbell was 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Jeurys Familia pitched a clean 9th inning and received his 10th save of the season.

There you have it folks, the Mets are now in first place in the NL East with this afternoon’s victory and the Nationals loss. Today’s game was by no means any easy as the Mets were able to squeeze themselves out of some tough situations. There was no situation bigger however than Antonio Bastardo bailing the Mets out of a bases loaded, no out scenario, in the bottom of the eighth inning unscathed. Bastardo was able to strike out Derek Norris, have Melvin Upton Jr. pop out to Lucas Duda, and strike out Alexei Ramirez in that order, to protect the Mets one run lead. The Mets bullpen has been as formidable as it has ever been in recent memory, and it played a huge part in today’s game to preserve the Mets lead. The Mets bullpen leads the league with a 2.53 ERA. 

Matt Harvey looked as good as he has all season, as hit fastball was hitting 97 mph, and he seemed to be attacking hitters consistently this afternoon. Harvey ran into trouble in the bottom of the fifth, which has been his achilles heel all season, but he came out of the inning maintaining the lead. Harvey’s big  mistake came on a 2-run home run allowed to catcher Christian Bethancourt, but he was bailed out of the inning by a throw that nailed Andrew Cashner at home plate trying to score on a Jon Jay double, to prevent further damage. All in all Harvey seems to righting the ship slowly every start, and today was the most electric we’ve seen him all season. Let’s hope today’s results translate to a big month of May for The Dark Knight. 

The Mets are now scheduled to play in one of their most anticipated series of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is a rematch of last year’s hard fought NLDS that went all five games. There is also the big question surrounding the Mets, as to whether they will retaliate towards Chase Utley after last year’s dirty slide that broke Ruben Tejada’s leg. The Mets are also scheduled to face three left-handed pitchers in this series, which includes Scott Kazmir, Alex Wood, and Clayton Kershaw. The Mets have had their fair share of struggles facing southpaws this season, so this series will definitely present a challenge to break out of that funk. It will be an exciting four game series with plenty of intrigue!

  • The Mets will take a bus down to Los Angeles as they begin a four game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow evening. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 pm et. and can be seen on SNY.
  • Steven Matz (4-1, 2.83 ERA) will take on former Mets left-handed top prospect Scott Kazmir (2-2, 5.68 ERA).

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Padres 4:40 pm et.

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New York Mets (18-11):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
8. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
9. Matt Harvey (R) P

SP: Matt Harvey RHP (2-4, 4.76 ERA)

San Diego Padres (13-18):

1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Wil Myers (R) 1B
3. Matt Kemp (R) RF
4. Brett Wallace (L) 3B
5. Melvin Upton Jr. (R) LF
6. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
7. Christian Bethancourt (R) C
8. Adam Rosales (R) 2B
9. Andrew Cashner (R) P

SP: Andrew Cashner RHP (2-2, 4.85 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Game Notes:

METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 21-38 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: The Mets are 28-29 all-time on Mother’s Day…New York has won three straight games on Mother’s Day…Mets players and on-field personnel will wear specially-designed uniforms that incorporates pink into the Mets logo and numbers and will include the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms…Players will wear pink wrist bands and use pink bats…The Rawlings baseball will have pink stitching today… Authenticated items from today’s game will be auctioned off at MLB.com/Auction to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 7-3 in day games, including 3-1 on the road this year.

SCORING FIRST IS EVERYTHING: The Mets have outscored the opposition 23-5 in the first inning this year…The five first-inning runs allowed are the fewest in the majors…New York has scored first in 17 of its last 23 games…The Mets are 16-3 when they score first this year, including 9-2 on the road.

HOMER HAPPY: The Mets have 46 home runs through their first 29 games, which is the most in team history after 29 games…New York has hit 44 home run in its last 21 games after just two in its first eight games…Overall, the Mets lead the majors with 46 home runs.

VAUNTED PEN: The Mets pen worked 2.1 scoreless innings last night…The pen has a 2.62 ERA (25 earned runs/86.0 innings) which leads the NL and ranks fourth in the majors…Mets relievers have stranded 31 of 41 inherited runners and ranks third in the majors with 10.78 strikeouts per nine innings…The pen also has 24 holds, tied for the second-most in the majors.

KEEP THE PITCH HAND STRONG: The Mets rank second in the majors with a 2.78 team ERA…New York is third in the majors with 265 strike- outs and has allowed the fewest homers (15)…The Mets and Orioles are the only two teams that have not allowed a home run with more than one runner on base.

WELCOME TO LA FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia moved into sole possession of 10th place on the Mets all-time saves list with his 58 save last night…He moved past Braden Looper…Familia is 9-for-9 in save opportunities… Familia is tied for fourth in the majors in saves.

THE DARK KNIGHT: Matt Harvey took the loss in the Mets’ 3-0 defeat against the Atlanta Braves on May 3 at Citi Field…Tossed 5.2 innings and allowed three runs, earned, on eight hits…Struck out four and walked two…Last season he did not pick up his fourth loss until his 12th start on June 10 against the San Francisco Giants…Has 25 strikeouts in his first six starts of the season, the lowest of his career to start a season in that span.

HARVEY VS. PADRES: Has made three career starts against San Diego…He is 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 18.0 innings pitched…Struck out 21 and walked three…In two career starts at Petco Park, he is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in 11.0 innings pitched.

METS VS. CASHNER: Andrew Cashner has made eight career appearances against the Mets including three career starts in which he holds a 0-2 record with a 6.35 ERA…Cashner has struck out 26 and walked 7 in 22.2 innings pitched…Notable Mets hitters career numbers against the 29-year old right-hander are provided below…

  • Juan Lagares: .500 (2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI)
  • Lucas Duda: .250 (2-8, 2 2B, 1 RBI)
  • Wilmer Flores: .333 (1-3, 2 K)
  • Neil Walker: .200 (2-10, 2 2B, 2 K)
  • Curtis Granderson: .222 (2-9, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
  • David Wright: .143 (1-7, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
  • Kevin Plawecki: .200 (1-5, 2 K)
  • Michael Conforto: .000 (0-2, 1 BB)

Final Recap: Mets 6 – Padres 3

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The New York Mets (18-11) defeated the San Diego Padres (13-18) tonight at Petco Park by the final score of 6-3. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Bartolo Colon hit a 2-run home run in the top of the 2nd inning. He also pitched 6.2 innings while allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. He struck out 5 and only walked 1.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 1-3 with a 2-run HR.
  • David Wright was 2-2 with a solo HR, and 3 walks.
  • Michael Conforto was 1-4 with a solo HR and a walk.
  • Kevin Plawecki was 2-3 with 2 doubles and a run scored.
  • Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect 9th inning to receive his 9th save of the season.

Tonight’s ball game will not be remembered for anything else other than Bartolo Colon’s home run heard around the world. It was truly a special moment and I honestly couldn’t believe what I was witnessing as he rounded the bases. Colon made waves during the spring when went deep during pitchers batting practice and many were disappointed when there was no video evidence. Colon made sure there was video evidence tonight when he uncorked his 357 foot bomb to left field. With the home run, Colon became the oldest major leaguer to hit his first career home run at 42 years old and 349 days. Surprisingly Colon isn’t the oldest Met to ever hit a home run as that title belongs to the ageless Julio Franco, who did it back in May of 2007, at the age of 48. Oh yeah Colon did an admirable job on the mound as well, as his lone mistake came off the bat of Padres center fielder Jon Jay who hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the third. 

The Mets home run party continued tonight which obviously included Bartolo Colon. Yoenis Cespedes hit a two run bomb in the top of the first inning to give the Mets the early lead. Cespedes has been nothing short of spectacular since coming to the Mets. In 82 games since being acquired Cespedes has hit .288 with 22 home runs and 78 RBI’s. Those numbers would be good for the equivalent of half of a season, which are numbers many great players around the league put up in a full season. Also David Wright and Michael Conforto went back-to-back in the top of the 9th to put the Mets up comfortably by three runs. The Mets have hit six back-to-back home runs this season which leads the majors. 57% of the Mets runs have come by the long ball, which just goes to show how much the Mets are dependent on hitting home runs to win ball games. 

Colon’s home run will go down as one of the greatest moments in Mets history, and I have provided a video of tonight’s moment below so you can relive it over and over again. 

  • The Mets will go for the split of the four game series in San Diego tomorrow afternoon, with first pitch scheduled for 4:40 pm et. You can watch tomorrow’s game on WPIX.
  • Matt Harvey (2-4, 4.76 ERA) will get the start for the Mets opposing Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (2-2, 4.85 ERA).

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Padres 8:40 pm et.

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New York Mets (17-11):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (2-1, 2.56 ERA)

San Diego Padres (13-17):

1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Wil Myers (R) 1B
3. Matt Kemp (R) RF
4. Brett Wallace (L) 3B
5. Melvin Upton Jr. (R) LF
6. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
7. Derek Norris (R) C
8. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
9. James Shields (R) P

SP: James Shields (1-4, 3.23 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on WPIX and MLB Network.

Game Notes:

METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 20-38 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003…The Padres have a 28-14 (.667) record at Petco Park against the Mets since the ballpark opened in 2003, which is their best mark against any team.

COLON SMELLS LIKE WINNING: Bartolo Colon earned his 220th career win in his last start on May 2 vs. Atlanta…He moved into sole possession of second place among Dominican-born pitchers, passing Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal is first with 243 wins…Colon is the active leader among all major league pitchers in wins and is tied for 76th all- time, one behind Joe Niekro for 75th…Colon has posted 23 victories since the 2014 All-Star Game, which is tied for the 13th- most over that span.

COLON VS. PADRES: Is 2-3 with a 4.13 ERA in 32.2 innings pitched…Struck out 27 and walked five in six career starts against the Padres…He has only made one career start at Petco Park, which came on July 18, 2014…Received a no-decision in the Mets’ 5-4 win, after pitching 5.0 innings, allowing four runs, earned, on five hits…Struck out six and walked one.

HIT THEM DON’T GIVE THEM: The Mets rank third in the majors with a 2.78 team ERA…New York is fourth in the majors with 256 strikeouts and has allowed the fewest homers (14).

 

GRAND STREAK: Curtis Granderson has reached base safely in 37 consecutive road games dating to August 8, 2015, the longest active streak in the major leagues…The franchise record is 38 straight road games held by Moises Alou, May 3, 2007-May 20, 2008…Granderson is hitting .278 (15-54) with five home runs, nine RBI and 13 runs scored in 13 road contests this year.

HOMER HAPPY: The Mets have scored 68 of their 123 runs this year on home runs, for a 55.3 percentage, the highest rate in the majors according to the Elias Sports Bureau…The Mets have hit at least one home run in 17 of their 28 games and multiple homers in 12 games this year.

CONSISTENT CABRERA: Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .316 (6-19) with one home run and two RBI in May (six games)…Cabrera has hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games that he’s started dating to April 12…He’s batting .338 (25-74) over that stretch…He owns a .991 fielding percentage (one error in 106 total chances).

METS VS. SHIELDS: James Shields has made 3 career starts against the Mets posting a 2-1 record with a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings pitched…Shields has struck out 12 batters while only walking two…Notable Mets hitter’s numbers against Shields are provided below…

  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .250 (6-24, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
  • Lucas Duda: .333 (2-6, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
  • Alejandro De Aza: .167 (5-30, 1 2B, 3 RBI)
  • Curtis Granderson: .125 (8-64, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
  • Neil Walker: .167 (1-6, 2 K)
  • David Wright: .000 (0-3)
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .000 (0-7, 3 K)

Final Recap: Padres 2 – Mets 0

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The San Diego Padres (13-17) defeated the New York Mets (17-11) for the second straight night at Petco Park by the final score of 2-0. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Noah Syndergaard was the victim of no run support pitching 6 innings, while only allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. Syndergaard walked 2 and struck out 5.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-4 and had 2 of the Mets 3 hits tonight.
  • Wilmer Flores was 1-3 with a double.
  • Jim Henderson pitched a scoreless inning, striking out 2. His ERA currently sits at 0.93.

Well no matter how well the Mets are playing, when it comes to playing in San Diego this team can’t seem to find consistent success. The Mets have now dropped two games in a row to start their west coast road trip, with two more games left to play in the new house of horrors, which is otherwise known as Petco Park. The Padres have a 28-14 (.667) record at Petco Park against the Mets since the ballpark opened in 2003, which is their best mark against any team. If you look at it from a series standpoint, the Mets have won one series out of fourteen since the ballpark opened. That is not good at all, no matter how you slice it. This is certainly not how the Mets wanted to get their road trip started, especially against a Padres team that was barely keeping it’s head above water in the crowded NL West. 

Noah Syndergaard pitched a good game tonight and only had two stolen bases charged against him, although one of those bases would be a deciding factor in tonight’s game. Padres second baseman Jemile Weeks stole second base in the bottom of the fifth, which allowed center fielder John Jay to drive him in on an RBI single, which resulted in a 2-0 score. Syndergaard rarely puts runners on base, but when he does they ultimately cost him, as runners are 29-32 in stealing bases on Thor in his career. It was a gritty performance by Thor however, as the Padres battled with him consistently all night, but he pitched a good game all things considered. 

The Mets struggles against left-handed pitchers was evident tonight as Drew Pomeranz only allowed one hit through five innings pitched. The Mets have faced four left-handed starting pitchers so far this season and those pitchers hold a combined ERA of 1.16. Granted the Mets did not have Neil Walker or Michael Conforto in tonight’s lineup but it is an area the Mets will look to improve on as the season progresses. The Mets had one true scoring opportunity, but Asdrubal Cabrera would be thrown out by left fielder Melvin Upton Jr., trying to score from first base with one out, on a Wilmer Flores double in the bottom of the 7th. The Mets also made it interesting in the bottom of the ninth bringing the tying and go-ahead run’s to the plate but could not muster anything off Padres closer Fernando Rodney.  We can’t get out of San Diego soon enough. 

  • The Mets will look to salvage a split of the series in San Diego beginning tomorrow night after their six series winning streak was snapped tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 8:40 pm et, and you can catch tomorrow night’s game on WPIX and MLB Network.
  • Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.56 ERA) will look to reverse the Mets fortunes tomorrow night against Padres right-hander James Shields (1-4, 3.23 ERA).

 

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Padres 10:40 pm et.

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New York Mets (17-10):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Juan Lagares (R) CF
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (2-1, 2.51 ERA)

San Diego Padres (12-17):

1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Wil Myers (R) 1B
3. Matt Kemp (R) RF
4. Brett Wallace (L) 3B
5. Melvin Upton Jr. (R) LF
6. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
7. Derek Norris (R) C
8. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
9. Drew Pomeranz (R) P

SP: Drew Pomeranz LHP (2-3, 2.48 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 20-37 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003…The Padres have a home winning percentage against the Mets of (27-14, .659), which is better than any other opponent since Petco Park opened in 2004.

SERIES STREAKING: New York has won six straight series (Giants, Reds, Braves, Phillies, Indians and Braves)…The last time New York won six straight series was August 18-September 6, 2006…The last time the Mets won more than six straight series was in 2001, when the club won a franchise record-tying 10 consecutive series from August 17-September 27.

DINGER DELIGHT: New York has hit 42 home runs through its first 27 games, which is the most in team history after 27 contests…The Mets have hit 40 home runs in their last 19 games after just two in their first eight games…Overall, the Mets are tied for the major league lead with 42 home runs with Colorado.

HOMER CRAZY: The Mets have scored 68 of their 123 runs this year on home runs, for a 55.3 percentage, the highest rate in the majors according to the Elias Sports Bureau…The Mets have hit at least one home run in 17 of their 27 games.

RETURN OF RICHES: Since his first game with the Mets (August 1, 2015), Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .290 (92-317) with 56 runs scored, 18 doubles, 26 homers (tied for the third-most in the majors over that span) and 71 RBI (tied for the fifth-most in the majors) in 80 games.

NOAH’S ARK: Noah Syndergaard has nine straight games with six or more strikeouts, tied for the seventh-longest streak in team history and the second-longest among active players behind Madison Bumgarner’s streak of 10 straight…According to Baseball Savant, Noah Syndergaard has thrown 53 of his 490 pitches (11 percent) this year at or faster than 99 MPH, the most in the majors…Opponents have a 41.2 chase percentage vs. Syndergaard the second-highest percentage in the majors this year…Syndergaard has a 40.3 strikeout percentage (25-62) vs. lefties, the second-best mark in the majors this season.

SYNDERGAARD VS. PADRES: Has made two career starts against the Padres and is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA in 12 innings pitched… Syndergaard has struck out 19 and walked none.

NO WALKING ALLOWED: Mets starting pitchers have walked three of 175 right-handed batters (1.7%) in the past 14 days, the lowest percentage in the majors…The league average is 8.0%.

ROAD WARRIOR: Curtis Granderson has reached base safely in 36 consecutive road games dating to August 8, 2015, the longest active streak in the major leagues…He is hitting .294 (15-51) with five home runs, nine RBI and 13 runs scored in 12 road contests this year…Granderson connected on fifth homer of the year last night…It was his 51st home run with the Mets.

 

METS VS. POMERANZ: Drew Pomeranz has made one career start against the Mets back in 2012 as a member of the Colorado Rockies…The 27-year old lefty pitched 4 innings while allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits…Pomeranz walked 3 and struck out 4…Only four Mets hitters have plate appearances against Pomeranz which are provided below…

  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .500 (1-2, 1 2B, 2 RBI)
  • David Wright: .000 (0-1, 1 BB)
  • Lucas Duda: .000 (0-1, 1 HBP, 1 K)
  • Alejandro De Aza: .000 (0-1)

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Padres 10:10 pm et.

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New York Mets (17-9):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (3-0, 1.02 ERA)

San Diego Padres (11-17):

1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Wil Myers (R) 1B
3. Matt Kemp (R) RF
4. Brett Wallace (L) 3B
5. Melvin Upton Jr. (R) LF
6. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
7. Derek Norris (R) C
8. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
9. Colin Rea (R) P

SP: Colin Rea RHP (2-1, 4.61 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 20-36 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003.

SERIES STREAKING: New York has won six straight series (Giants, Reds, Braves, Phillies, Indians and Braves)…The last time New York won six straight series was August 18-September 6, 2006…The last time the Mets won more than six straight series was in 2001, when the club won a franchise record-tying 10 consecutive series from August 17-September 27.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: New York embarks on its longest road trip on the year tonight…The 11-game, three-city trip starts with four games in San Diego, followed by four-games in Los Angeles and three in Colorado…The Mets are 8-3 on the road this season… New York’s .727 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the majors.

 

DEGROMINATOR: Jacob deGrom is 7-0 with a 2.56 ERA in his last 10 road starts dating to June 25, 2015…Since his major league debut on May 15, 2014, deGrom’s 2.53 ERA is the fourth- best mark in the majors…In his only career start against the Padres on June 1, 2015 at Petco Park, deGrom pitched 8.0 scoreless innings in the Mets’ 7-0 victory…deGrom struck out eight and walked none, and did not surrender a hit until the sixth inning.

DINGER DELIGHT: New York has hit 40 home runs through its first 26 games, which is the most in team history after 26 contests…Overall, the Mets are tied for the major league lead with 40 home runs with Arizona, Colorado and St. Louis.

FIRST OF TWO TRIPS: Mets Manager Terry Collins will manage the 2016 NL All-Star team this year on July 12 here at Petco Park.

INTERESTING STATS: Mets hitters have a line drive percent- age of 28% (28/300) over the last 14 days, the highest percentage in the majors…Opponents are hitting .086 (6-70) with two strikes against New York relievers over the last 14 days, which is the lowest batting average in the majors during that span.

DUDA SMASH: Lucas Duda hit two home runs yesterday and has hit three in his last three games…Duda, a native of Riverside, CA, has 14 career multi-home run games… His last multi-homer effort came against San Diego when he hit three on July 29, 2015…Over his last 14 games, Duda is batting .300 (15-40)…Has a career average against San Diego of .315 (28-89) with 7 HR’s and 14 RBI’s in 25 career games.

THE ANSWER: Asdrubal Cabrera has hit safely in 15 of his last 19 games that he’s started dating to April 12… Is batting.329 (23-70) over that stretch…Owns a .990 fielding percentage (one error in 100 total chances) good for seventh-best among ML shortstops…Is batting.348 (8-23) in the #2 spot in the lineup and .302 (16-53) in the #7 spot.

BEWARE OF THE MET SLAYER: Matt Kemp has hit .332/.386/.512 8 HR’S 36 RBI in 60 career games against the Mets…Kemp’s batting average against Mets is highest against any NL opponent…Kemp’s 72 hits against Mets, is the most against any opponent outside of NL West…His total bases of 111 against Mets are the most against any opponent outside of NL West.

METS VS. REA: The Mets have never faced the rookie right-hander and no current Mets hitter has any previous experience facing Rea.

 

A Deeper Look into Mets Killers…

2857d06924a8a47900d659d754af84f4.jpgThere are certain players that I have not grown fond of the Mets facing over the past several seasons, and I tend to call them Mets killers. These individual players are always having success against the Mets no matter how their individual season is going. What is even more frustrating is for the life of me I can’t figure out ways to get them out sometimes or I know the inevitable is about to happen in a high leverage situation. I listed some notable Mets killers on the season schedule this season that the Mets will be facing. I have provided stats for each player against the Mets and how those statistics translate to other teams in the league. To qualify for the list each player has to have played in at least 20 games against the Mets, and some teams have multiple players included on the list. Pictured is the all-time Met killer Chipper Jones, because nobody would be more appropriate to headline this article, right? Continue reading