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Mets stay on roll with 6th straight win
Behind consistent pitching by Jonathon Niese and a potent offense that has seemed to find its way, the Mets defeated the Indians 8-4 last night. Niese has now won 3 straight starts since coming off the DL and has 4 wins on the season overall. Niese has now pitched at least 7 innings in all of his starts since coming off the DL and in all 4 of his wins this season. Niese is the first Mets rookie to win three consecutive starts while pitching at least seven innings in each game since Jae Seo in 2003 (May 31–June 11).
Jonathon Niese 2010 Averages per start; before and after DL stint
Before W-L: 1-2 ERA: 4.79 IP: 5.1 WHIP: 1.79 Opp. BA: .322
After: W-L: 3-0 ERA: 1.57 IP: 7.2 WHIP: 0.78 Opp. BA: .188
Angel Pagan went 3-5 with 3 RBI last night. Pagan is now batting .370 with RISP which is first on the Mets and one of the highest in the NL. Pagan now has 29 RBI on the season which is 3 shy of a career-high 32 that he drove in last season. Pagan has now hit in 5 straight games and scored a run in his last 3 games.
Highest BA with RISP; 2010 NL leaders
Adam LaRoche ARI .373
Angel Pagan NYM .370
Jorge Cantu FLA .370
Albert Pujols STL .362
Ian Desmond WSH .358
>>Minimum 54 AB
Mets continue streak of 5 runs in an inning
The Mets scored 5 runs in the third inning last night, marking the third straight game that they have put together a 5-run inning. This was the 7th time that they had accomplished this in team history, and the first time since August 2004.
Most consecutive games; 5 or more runs in an inning – team history
June 14-17, 2010 3
August 3-5, 2004 3
August 2-5, 2003 3
April 22-23, 2000 3
May 24-27, 1998 3
June 12-13, 1990 3
September 7-9, 1988 3
Wright continues RBI streak
David Wright smoked a 2-run double in the third inning to extend his consecutive games with an RBI to six games. This is the 5th time Wright has driven in a run in 6 straight games, and the first time since 2007. Wright has never driven in a run in 7 straight games in his career.
David Wright – Most consecutive games with RBI
June 10-16, 2010 6 (13 total RBI)
July 18-24, 2007 6 (10 total RBI)
August 28-September 2, 2006 6 (15 total RBI)
June 9-15, 2006 6 (10 total RBI)
April 3-11, 2006 6 (10 total RBI)
No MINOR thing
Last night, the three Mets affiliates in action won their games by a combined score of 29-2. Binghamton won 11-2, St. Lucie won 6-0 and Savannah won 12-0. Perhaps most impressive of these wins was Savannah pitcher Mark Cohoon. The 22-year old LHP out of Burleson, TX is now 7-1 on the season with a 1.30 ERA.
Mark Cohoon last 3 starts
Opp. BA .118
R.A. Dickey takes on Cleveland tonight
R.A. Dickey will take the mound for the Mets tonight hoping to improve to 5-0 on the season. So far Dickey has been a revelation for the Mets this season, posting a 2.78 ERA and able to consistently pitch around trouble. Dickey is one of 4 Mets starters in team history to go 4-0 in their first 5 starts with the Mets. Dickey will hope to join Terry Leach as the only Mets starter to go 5-0 in his first 6 starts with the team. The Mets will be looking for their first 6 game road win streak since August 2008.
R. A. Dickey – 2010 Season
IP per Start 6.2
Mets starters to go 4-0 in first 5 starts – team history
R. A. Dickey 2010 2.78 ERA
Terry Leach 1981-85 0.76 ERA>>
Harry Parker 1973 2.41 ERA
Ray Sadecki 1970 3.11 ERA
>>Terry Leach started his career 6-0 in first 7 starts.
Top 10 Mets regular-season moments
9. Strawberry hits the clock at midnight – the date was October 1, 1985 and most of NY was in the dark because of Hurricane Gloria. My family had lost power for a week and I was forced to listen to the game on my transistor radio. With six games remaining the Mets trailed the 1st place Cardinals by 3 games. This was game 1 of a three game series the Mets needed to sweep. Ron Darling matched John Tudor pitch for pitch for 9 innings, allowing just 4 hits and no runs in perhaps his best performance as a Met. Tudor went one better, throwing 10 scoreless innings. Jesse Orosco relieved Darling in the 10th and struck out Jack Clark with the winning run on 2nd to end the inning. Ken Dayley then took over for Tudor and promptly struck out Hernandez and Carter to start the 11th. Upped stepped Darryl Strawberry who proceeded to crush a Dayley fastball about 500 ft to right center field that wound up hitting a clock. Orosco then worked around a Mookie Wilson error in the bottom of the inning to nail the win down for the Mets. The next night Gooden won 4-2, but the Cardinals then took game 3 of the series to end the Mets chances of a division title in 1985.
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