I just got back from a run Mets game notes

Gotta shower.

Last night was New York’s 52nd game of the year…Dom Smith, who has only played in 44 of those games, because he slept late one time years ago and you all thought Pete was good at baseball and didn’t realize Dom should play every day is tied with four other players for the most doubles in the team’s first 52 games with 18…Smith is tied for first in team history with 28 extra-base hits in the team’s first 52 games…Mike Piazza also had 28 in 2000, appearing in 44 games…Smith is tied for third in franchise history with 41 RBI through the team’s first 52 games…Robin Ventura also had 41 RBI in 52 games in 1999…Dave Kingman had 46 RBI in 51 games in 1976…Bernard Gilkey had 47 RBI in 51 games in 1996.

Pete Alonso | INF | .210, 12 HR, 27 RBI, 0 SB

This is the 350th start of Rick Porcello’s major-league career…Only three pitchers who debuted in the last 50 seasons (i.e., since 1971) were younger than Porcello is today (age 31 years, 268 days) when they made their 350th career start: Felix Hernandez (30 years, 129 days), CC Sabathia (31 years, 34 days) and Greg Maddux (31 years, 79 days)…Courtesy of Elias.