By: Michael Ganci

Pre-Game Notes: Thor’s Hammer Tries to End Mets Losing Streak


  • METS: New York has lost three straight games…Last year the Mets lost three or more consecutive games eight separate times…The last time the Mets lost four or more games was a five-game skid from September 29-October 3, 2015.
  • VS. MIAMI: The Mets are 22-17 vs. Miami since 2014, including going 11-8 in 2015…New York has won six straight home season series vs. the Marlins dating to 2010…The Mets are 37-28 all- time vs. Miami at Citi Field, including going 24-14 since 2012.
  • AT HOME: New York is 1-3 at home this year…The Mets went 49-32 at Citi Field last year.
  • NL EAST: The Mets is 1-3 vs. the NL East this year…New York went 47-29 vs. the NL East last season, including 25-13 at home…New York’s .618 winning percentage was the best for any team within its own division last year.
  • NOAH NOTES: Noah Syndergaard finished fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 2015…He led major league rookies with 166 strikeouts, led NL rookies and was fourth among ML rookies with a .225 batting average against and was tied for third in the majors among rookies with nine wins last year…Syndergaard also led NL rookies and was fourth among ML rookies with a 3.24 ERA…He threw 1,421 pitches at 95 mph or faster in 2015, the second-most among all major league pitchers behind Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole (1,484).
  • SYN-CITI: Noah Syndergaard is 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA (23 earned runs/84.0 innings) in 12 career regular season starts at Citi Field…He has issued 10 walks and struck out 86…He also won his only home postseason start allowing three runs over 6.0 innings in Game 3 of the World Series.
  • SYNDERGAARD SIZZLES: Six of Syndergaard’s nine strikeouts on April 5 at Kansas City came with runners in scoring position on Tuesday…According to Elias, that was the most RISP strikeouts against Kansas City for any pitcher since the Twins’ Scott Baker had seven in a game on September 29, 2010.
  • CONTROL: Noah Syndergaard issued one walk and struck out nine on April 5 at Kansas City…He’s gone 12 straight starts issuing two or fewer walks…Since the start of 2015, Syndergaard ranks ninth in the majors with a 5.47 strikeout- to-walk rate (min. 140 innings).
  • OFFENSE: The Mets are hitting .185 after six games, ranking last in the majors…New York has scored 17 runs, ranking 28th 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 1-4 when they plate three runs or less…The Mets were 70-12 (.854) when scoring four or more runs last year.
  • DAVID WRIGHT: Is hitting .400 (6-15) with three doubles, four walks and three runs scored in his last four games after going 0-4 on Opening Day…He has reached base safely in 15 straight games dating to September 20, 2015…He has a .412 on-base percentage during that span…Wright has 121 career RBI vs. the Marlins, his most vs. any team…He is also hitting .328 (230-701) in 179 career games vs. Miami.
  • YOENIS CESPEDES: Is 4-for-his-last-8 (.500) with three RBI over his last two games…Cespedes has 18 home runs and 47 RBI in 63 games with the Mets.
  • BULLPEN: The pen has allowed five earned runs in 21.2 innings this year…The 2.08 ERA is the 10th-best in the majors… Mets relievers have issued five walks and struck out 26…The pen has stranded six of seven inherited runners and retired 17 of 20 first batters faced.
  • JERRY BLEVINS: Retired 21 straight batters to begin his Mets career (dating to 2015) before Dee Gordon singled with two outs in the ninth inning last night…Blevins has worked 7.2 scoreless innings with New York.
  • JEURYS FAMILIA: Hasn’t allowed a run in 3.0 innings this year… Earned his 50th career save on April 5 at Kansas City…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.
  • JIM HENDERSON: Has thrown 3.0 perfect innings this season with seven strikeouts…He is tied for fifth in the NL with two holds…Prior to this season, Henderson’s last major league appearance was May 1, 2014…He became the eighth Canadian- born player to appear in a game for the Mets.
  • ZACK WHEELER: Will undergo a minor procedure today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to remove a suture knot in his right forearm…The suture knot, which is residue from his previous Tommy John surgery and will be removed under a local anesthetic, has caused skin irritation in the forearm…Zack should resume his throwing program within a few days of the procedure…His return to the active roster should not be affected by Tuesday’s procedure.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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