Sunday’s Mets Notes
CARLOS BELTRAN: Connected on two home runs last night for his 28th multi-home run game of his career… His last two home run game was on September 26, 2010 at Philadelphia… It was the eighth multi-home run game by a Mets player in Citi Field’s history… It was Beltran’s 16th multi-home run effort as a member of the Mets, tying Dave Kingman for the third-most in team history… Only Mike Piazza (17) and Darryl Strawberry (22) have more multi-home run games in club history. Beltran is still not expected to play Sunday, Terry Collins says, despite two-homer game Saturday.
FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ: Recorded four outs for his first save of the year and first since August 10, 2010 vs. Colorado… His last save of more than one inning came on August 7, 2010, when he pitched 1.2 innings at Philadelphia… Rodriguez had four saves of more than three outs last year… Rodriguez also struck out swinging in the eighth-inning in his first career major league at-bat after appearing in 533 games without an at-bat.
DAVIS DELIVERS: Ike Davis had a two-run triple last night… Davis has driven in at least one run in seven of the Mets eight games this year… He is tied for second in the National League with nine RBI… The triple was the second of his career (August 25, 2010 vs. Florida).
JOSE REYES: Has hit in seven straight games after failing to collect a hit in the Mets first game of the year… Over those seven contests, the Mets shortstop is batting .333 (11-33)… His two-run double last night snapped a string of 11 straight games without an RBI (dating back to 2010)… In addition, Reyes has reached base safely in the first inning in six consecutive games with five hits and one walk.
MINOR NOTE: RHP Brad Holt, the Mets supplemental first round pick in 2009, tossed 5.0 shutout innings, allowing three hits with three strikeouts last night for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League at Akron… Holt had a no-decision in the B-Mets 6-2 victory.
WITH PRIDE: OF Jason Pridie hit a pair of home runs in last night’s defeat, his first two blasts of the season. The last Bisons hitter to go deep twice in a game was INF JUSTIN TURNER on July 29, 2010 in Columbus. Pridie’s first homer led off yesterday’s game, his second leadoff homer with the team. The outfielder hit a lead-off shot on April 18, 2010 against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
HOT TEJADA: INF Ruben Tejada has started the season off right with five hits in his first 12 at-bats of the season. With two more singles last night, Tejada now sports a .417 average in the early going. Tejada hit .280 with 11 doubles, a home run and 16RBI in 65 games with the Bisons in 2010.
THIS DATE IN METS HISTORY: The Mets are scheduled to play their first regular season game, but they are rained out in St. Louis on April 10, 1962… Tommie Agee belts two home runs, including a monster shot to the leftfield upper deck off the Expos’ Larry Jaster on April 10, 1969, the only fair ball in the Shea’s history to reach the upperdeck… The spot was later marked with Agee’s number #20.
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