Mets secretly slip in Drive In Movie events (?)…plus here’s game notes.

My friends the Mets sent me some notes!

The Alarm (Dom Smith) LEADS THE TEAM WITH 8 RBI DESPITE APPEARING IN ONLY 9 OF THE 14 GAMES. #FREEDOM!!!!!!!   He also has twice as many HRs as that other person.

Even the game notes can no longer avoid how bad Vulgar Pete has been: Has not homered in his last 10 games…That is the longest homerless drought of his career.

.204, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Meanwhile, J.D. Davis is on a career-high 11-game hitting streak… He is batting .342 (13-38) with five runs, a double, two home runs, seven RBI, five walks, a .432 OBP and a .526 SLG in that span…It is tied for the second longest active streak in the majors…Davis ranked 10th in the NL with a 136 wRC+ (weighted runs created plus) and was 17th in the NL with a .373 wOBA (weighted on-base average) last season.

 

The Mets and Citi have partnered up to create the Citi Drive-in, the first drive-in movie event at Citi Field…Citi and the Mets are giving away up to 200 complimentary tickets (one ticket per car) to Citi customers…Guests are able to purchase pre-packaged food and beverages with all concession proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry and World Central Kitchen…The series continues tonight with Wonder Woman (2017) and tomorrow with the showing of Superman (1978)…For more information, please visit www.citientertainment.com/landing/citi_drivein_ cinema_series.

Wait, tonight?  Have they been doing this?

 

Mets Game Notes for Aug 7 – who knew Davis had a 10 game hit streak?

My friends the Mets want us all to know

Prior to tonight’s game the Mets have announced the following roster moves: RHP Robert Gsellman was reinstated from the IL…LHP Daniel Zamora was optioned to the team’s Alternate Training Site…INF Luis Carpio has been added to the team’s 60-man player pool and OF Ryan Cordell has been outrighted to the team’s Alternate Training Site...

Media Goon is on his ways to Modell’s to get a Carpio jersey.

Gsellman went 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA (33 earned runs/63.2 innings) with 23 walks and 60 strikeouts in 52 appearances for the Mets last year…Yesterday, the team optioned catcher Ali Sánchez to the team’s Alternate Training Site.

J.D. Davis is on a 10-game hitting streak, who knew, which matches his career- best for the second-time…He also accomplished that feat from August 5-16 last year…He is batting .353 (12-34) with five runs, a double, two home runs, six RBI, five walks, a .450 OBP and a .559 SLG in that span…It is tied for the third longest active streak in the majors…Davis ranked 10th in the NL with a 136 wRC+ (weighted runs created plus) and was 17th in the NL with a .373 wOBA (weighted on-base average) last season.

Michael Wacha owns a three-game winning streak and has never lost vs. the Marlins…He has made four career starts against the Fish and is 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA (eight earned runs/21.2 innings) with six walks and 19 strikeouts…He had his best start against the club in his most recent outing vs. the club on June 10 of last season, when he held the Marlins scoreless for 6.0 innings, allowing just five hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

And let’s check in on Vulgar Pete!  Did you know DANIEL MURPHY HAS MORE HOME RUNS THAN VULGAR PETE?

#20 Pete Alonso | INF | .180, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Last Game: 1-4, BB, 2 K

Road Trip: .130 (3-23), 3 R, 2 RBI, 7 BB, 11 K

Baseball Hall of Immortals – Inductee #80: Pedro Martinez

The man who helped the Red Sox break the Curse of the Bambino is the 80th inductee into the Baseball Hall of Immortals.

Pedro Martinez was not built like a modern pitcher.  He was neither tall nor muscular, yet he dominated the mound during his 18 year career like few pitchers in the mondern era.

Martinex posted a winning record in 16 of his 17 full seasons, reaching a hugh in 1999 when he led the league with 23 wins to just 4 losses, good for an .852 winning percentage (also leading the league).  He would also finish first in ERA (2.07) and strikeouts (313) on his way to ghis second Cy Young Award.

During his time in Boston, Martinez was ridiculously good.  In seven years he won 117 games to just 37 losses – a .760 winning percentage – along with a 2.52 ERA and an average of 243 strikeouts a year.  During this stretch he would win 2 Cy Young Awards and finish 2nd two other times.

Following his time in Boston, Martinez signed with the Mets.  A good first season was followed by 3 years of arm troubles.

Martinez retired following the 2009 season with a 219-100 record, a .687 winning percentage, good for 6th all-time.  His 3,154 strikeouts rank him 13th in MLB history.

The man who hugged my Mom and made her smile on her birthday is an Immortal.

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For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.

 

Baseball Hall of Immortals – Inductee #79: Rod Carew

The man who holds the highest lifetime batting average among all Latino Major Leaguers is the 79th inductee into the Baseball Hall of Immortals.

Rod Carew became the everyday second baseman for the Twins in his first year, earning Rookie of the Year honors.  This would be only 4 of his 19 seasons where he batted under .300.  From 1969 through 1983 he never hit below .305, and hit over .350 five times.

Carew’s name would become synonymous with batting titles, earning 7 of them in a 10 year stretch.  In 1977 he flirted with the magical .400, finishing the season at .388 while accumulating 239 hits, and scoring 128 runs, all tops in the American League.  Carew would win his only MVP that year (but received top 10 votes in 5 other seasons).

In Carew’s final season in 1985 he would surpass the 3,000 hit mark (interestingly on the same day that Tom Seaver won his 300th game).  

Carew retired with 3,053 hits, a .328 lifetime batting average, and 353 stolen bases.

The man who was a hitting machine during the 60s and 70s is an Immortal.

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For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.