The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Giants)

The Mets have not lost in their past seven road series, and as you may have heard on their telecast via the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time they did that was in 1999.

Here’s a look at some of the other statistical highlights from the Mets' first sweep in San Francisco since 1994.

Wheeler dealing

Zack Wheeler's win in the series finale was the biggest story of the series.

Most Wins
First 5 Career Appearances
Mets History

Wheeler had a couple of noticeable improvements in this game. He threw 63 percent strikes, his highest rate yet. His strike rate with his fastball was also his best yet, 68 percent.

One start after throwing only eight of 24 first-pitch strikes, Wheeler was 19-for-27.

Wheeler is one of five Mets pitchers to win at least three of the first five appearances of his career. The others are listed on the right.

Monday’s marathon

The Mets beat the Giants in 16 innings on Monday.

Elias noted that they became the first team in major league history to play four games of at least 15 innings before the All-Star break.

It is the fifth time they played at least 15 innings against the Giants, but the first of those five games that they won.

It was their longest game against the Giants since August 19, 1968, a 17-inning 1-0 loss, and their longest game ever in San Francisco.

The Mets struck out 19 times, marking the second time they’ve whiffed 19 times in a win. The other was September 15, 1969, when they beat the Cardinals 4-3 despite 19 strikeouts by Steve Carlton.


Brandon Belt went 0-for-8 with five strikeouts in the series opener, the first hitter to go hitless in at least eight at bats and strike out at least five times in a game against the Mets.

Belt was only the third player to strike out five times in a game against the Mets, joining Delino Deshields (1991 Expos) and Corey Patterson (2002 Cubs). He was the first player to go 0-for-8 against the Mets since Al Oliver (1983 Expos).

Byrd is the word

Marlon Byrd's grand slam on Tuesday was the 150th regular season slam in team history, the first by the Mets against the Giants since Robin Ventura hit one against Livan Hernandez in 1999.

The Mets' 16 grand slams against the Giants are their second-most against any team (they have 17 against the Cubs).

Byrd’s homer on Wednesday was his 11th on the road this season, two shy of the NL lead shared by Pedro Alvarez and Carlos Gonzalez. His .965 OPS in road games ranks fourth in the NL.

Young the catalyst

Eric Young Jr. was just 3-for-13 in this series, but he also drew four walks and scored four runs.

Mets No. 1 Hitters
Most AB This Season

The Mets are 13-8 in the 21 games Young has played. Most notably, he’s completely changed the complexion of the team’s No. 1 slot in the lineup.

Prior to Young’s acquisition, players atop the lineup for the Mets had a .261 on-base percentage. Young’s on-base percentage with the Mets is .368.

Marcum done

Shaun Marcum's Mets career ends with a 1-10 record (.091 winning percentage) and a 5.29 ERA. He’ll replace Anthony Young as the pitcher with the worst record in Mets history, minimum 10 decisions. Young was 5-35 from 1991 to 1993.