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Schwei's Mets Notes: HRs vs. Yanks, Walk-Off Losses, Jackson's Hot Stretch

John Schweibacher
August 14, 2018 - 9:53 am
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The New York Mets have won three of the first four games on their 11-game, four city road trip.

The Mets hit a season-high five homers and Jacob deGrom struck out 12 to even his record at 7 and 7 in an 8-5 win over the Yankees Monday night in the Bronx in the final Subway Series game of the season. 

deGrom's 12 K's matched Dillon Gee for the most ever by a Mets pitcher in a game vs. the Yankees. Gee also fanned a dozen in a 3-1 win at Yankee Stadium back on May 30th, 2013.

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The five home runs were the most ever by the Mets in a game against the Yankees, topping the previous high of four:

8/13/18  Mets 8 at Yankees 5   (5)  Rosario, Bautista, Frazier, Nimmo and Conforto

5/12/14  Mets 9 at Yankkes 7   (4)  d'Arnaud, Granderson, Eric Young and Chris Young

6/27/04  Mets 6 at Yankees 11 (4)  Hidalgo (2) Cameron and Valent

The Mets won back-to-back series for the first time since early April as they took the rubber game against the Marlins, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon in Miami.

Noah Syndergaard pitched seven innings and Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer in the win.

It was Reyes' fourth home run of the season and the first by any Mets batter since Jeff McNeil went deep in the win against Cincinnati last Monday night. 

The four-game homerless drought was the Mets longest since a six-game stretch from July 19th through July 24th, 2015.

The longest home run drought in club history is 17 games; August 27th through September 13th, 1980.

The Marlins beat the Mets, 4-3, on pinch-hitter Bryan Holaday’s RBI single in the 11th inning Saturday night at Marlins Park.

The loss was the Mets 13th in the bottom of the 9th or extra innings at Marlins Park since it opened in 2012.

Nationals Park (6), Citizens Bank Park (4), PNC Park (4) and Sun Trust Park (4) are the only ballparks where the Mets have lost more than twice in “walk-off” fashion over that same span.

The Mets won the opener of the weekend series in Miami, 6-2, Friday night.

Zack Wheeler won his fifth straight start overall, allowing two runs in seven innings and is now 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA in six career starts in Miami.

Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 in the win over the Marlins, following a pair of three-hit games in his two starts vs. the Reds.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time in his career, spanning nine seasons, that Jackson had three or more hits in each of three consecutive starts.

The last Mets hitter to have three or more hits in three straight starts was David Wright back in June of 2013.

The only player in Mets’ history to have at least three hits in four consecutive starts was Brett Butler in July of 1995.

The Mets took the rubber game of the series against Cincinnati, 8-0, Wednesday afternoon.

Brandon Nimmo tied a club record (held by many) with three doubles in the game.

The only other Mets hitter to have three doubles in a game against the Reds was Wally Backman, who had three, two-base hits in a 3-2, 11-inning win at Riverfront Stadium back on July 20th, 1984.

Reds outfielder Phillip Ervin got the final out as a pitcher in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The last position player to pitch against the Mets prior to Ervin was Miguel Montero of the Cubs in a 14-3 Mets win back on July 3rd, 2016 at Citi Field.

The Mets lost the middle game of their three-game series vs. the Reds, 6-1, Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Jason Vargas took the loss for the Mets, allowing hits to three of the four batters he faced prior to a one-hour, forty minute rain delay.

Vargas, who did not return after the delay, became the first Mets starter to record one out or fewer since Jonathon Niese got one out against the Cardinals before leaving with a knee injury back on August 23rd, 2016 at St. Louis.

Happy Recap: Something Grand. Jose Bautista scored his 1,000th career run last Wednesday in the win vs. the Reds, becoming the 10th active player with 1,000 runs scored.

Nine Miles of Rough Road: Not So Grand. After his two-run home run Monday night, Bautista is just 3-for-34 (.088) with one homer and three RBI's in August.