SERIES NOTES: The Mets have won 10 consecutive games versus the Phillies, which matches the longest winning streak versus the Phillies in franchise history, last accomplished from September 10, 1971-June 28, 1972. It’s the fifth double-digit win streak versus one team in franchise history. In addition, the Mets have now won eight consecutive home games versus the Phillies dating to August 31, 2014, which extends the second-longest home winning streak versus Philadelphia.
The longest home winning streak against the Phillies is also 10 games, accomplished from June 20, 1984-August 13, 1985. The Mets improved to 13-1 versus the Phillies in 2015 to match the franchise record for wins in a season versus the Phillies. It’s the sixth time in team history that a Mets team has beaten the Phillies 13 times. The other five times were 1970, 1971, 1972, 1987 and 2014. New York is now 26-7 versus the Phillies over the last two years.
METSCELLANEOUS: New York improved to 44-23 at Citi Field in 2015. Overall, the Mets are 24-10 over their last 34 games and 33-18 over their last 51 games.
AUGUST WINS: The Mets finished the month of August 20-8. The last time the Mets won 20 or more games in any month was August of 2000.
AUGUST HOME RUNS: New York ended a three-game homerless streak with two home runs tonight. The Mets finished the month with 45 home runs to extend the franchise-record for home runs in a single month.
BARTOLO COLON: Tossed 8.0 scoreless innings and struck out nine batters while walking one to earn his 12th win of the season. Has now tossed a season-high 16.0 scoreless innings dating to his last start on August 26 at Philadelphia. His nine strikeouts matched a season-high. He also struck out nine on May 5 vs. Baltimore. Was his fifth game this season with eight or more strikeouts.
COLON VS. THE PHILLIES: Improved to 7-1 with a 2.78 ERA (17 earned runs/55.0 innings pitched) in eight career starts versus the Phillies as a member of the Mets. Has struck out 48 batters and walked nine in those eight career starts.
COLON AT THE PLATE: Singled in the fifth inning for his seventh hit of the year, setting a new career-high. Previously had six hits in 2002 between Cleveland and Montreal.
JEURYS FAMILIA: Pitched the ninth inning and converted on his 36th save of the season. Entered the day tied for fourth in the major leagues in saves. His 36 saves tie John Franco for fifth-most on the club’s single-season save list. Franco had 36 saves in 1997. Familia had his consecutive scoreless innings streak end at 16.0, which is a career-high. It’s also a season-high for any Mets reliever.
CURTIS GRANDERSON: Hit his 23rd home run of the season with a two-run shot in the fifth inning. His 10th home run since the All-Star break and his seventh in August. Finished the month of August with 22 RBI. It’s the highest RBI total in a month for Granderson since he drove in 29 runs in the month of August 2011 while playing with the Yankees.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Homered for the fourth time this season (second time at home) and finished the game 2-for-2 with a walk. His solo home run in the fifth inning gave the Mets the lead. Three of his four home runs have given the Mets the lead or tied the game. Extended his on-base streak to 13 games dating to August 15. Is batting .368 (14-38) during the streak.
STEVEN MATZ: Made his fourth major league rehabilitation start (second with Binghamton) tonight. Tossed 5.1 scoreless innings and allowed one hit. Struck out four batters and walked two. Threw 78 pitches, 49 of them for strikes. In his four starts combined, Matz is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA (two earned runs/15 innings pitched) with three walks and 13 strikeouts.
MATZ AND ERIK GOEDDEL: Both Steven Matz and Erik Goeddel were notified tonight that they will be activated prior to tomorrow night’s game with Philadelphia. They join Eric Campbell, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki and Eric Young, Jr., who will also be activated prior to tomorrow night’s game.