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San Diego1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 791
NY Mets0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 380
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  W: C. Paddack (3-5)   L: J. Familia (2-1)
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE11:10 AM CT, June 13, 2021
Citi Field, Flushing, New York  Attendance: 19,581

Mets, Francisco Lindor focusing on Padres, not standings

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San Diego Padres at New York Mets

  1. These teams split a four-game series in San Diego last week, giving each a 21-21 record against the other since 2014. The Padres lead the majors this season with a 2.96 collective team ERA while the Mets rank second with a 3.15 mark.
  2. San Diego is 3-8 in its last 11 games, averaging 2.6 runs per game and scoring more than four only once during that span. In 53 games prior to their current skid, the Padres went 34-19 while averaging 4.9 runs and scoring five or more in 25 of those 53 contests.
  3. The Mets are 15-5 at home this year, yielding only 36 runs. The last two times they had 15+ wins through 20 home games -- 2015 and 1986 -- they won the NL pennant. The 36 runs are tied for the fewest allowed by any team through 20 home games since 1920 (1960 Giants).
  4. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads MLB this year with a 1.132 road OPS (minimum 75 plate appearances). His career OPS away from home is 1.011, making him one of six players since 1901 with a career OPS of 1.000+ in road games (min. 400 PA).
  5. Jacob deGrom faced the Padres on Saturday and struck out 11 over 7.0 shutout innings, lowering his ERA for the year to 0.62, the lowest mark through nine starts of a season by any pitcher in the live-ball era. He is 5-3 with a 1.40 ERA in nine career starts against the Padres.
  6. Last Friday against the Mets, Blake Snell struck out 10 while yielding one hit and one walk over 7.0 shutout innings, his longest start over the last two seasons. He is 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA and 28 strikeouts over 20.0 innings in three career starts against the Mets.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/11/2021 thru 6/13/2021

Francisco Lindor said the New York Mets aren't looking at the standings. But he also knows the Mets are in an enviable position -- a season-high eight games over .500 with half their projected everyday lineup and two-fifths of their optimal rotation on the injured list.

The Mets will look to continue surging and complete a three-game series sweep of the visiting San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon.

Left-hander Joey Lucchesi (1-4, 5.79 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Mets against right-hander Chris Paddack (2-5, 4.27).

Marcus Stroman carried a shutout into the seventh inning and Lindor and Jonathan Villar each homered Saturday as the Mets earned a 4-1 victory.

The win was the fifth in six games -- as well as the fourth straight over the Padres dating back to June 5 -- for the Mets, who are eight games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2019 season at 86-76. They've also spent the last 35 days in first place in the National League East, the longest stretch for the franchise since 2015, when New York reached the World Series.

But Lindor would rather focus on what's on the horizon for the Mets, who are expected to get infielder Jeff McNeil and outfielder Michael Conforto back from hamstring injuries later this month. Infielder J.D. Davis, outfielder Brandon Nimmo and starting pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Noah Syndergaard are still out indefinitely.

"You hear people talk about (being in first place), but it's not us here in the clubhouse," Lindor said on Saturday afternoon. "It's such a long season, I think we've still got 100-plus games. A lot of baseball left. As long as we continue to get healthy and stay healthy, we'll be in a good spot."

The Padres are trying to get back in the type of spot they enjoyed for most of the first two months of the season. San Diego was a season-high 15 games over .500 on May 29 but is just 3-10 since then to fall four games out of first place in the NL West.

The skid has been defined by offensive struggles for the Padres, who have scored two runs or fewer in four straight games and nine times in the last 13. But with Most Valuable Player candidate Fernando Tatis Jr. as well as All-Stars Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado in the middle of the lineup, manager Jayce Tingler expressed confidence Saturday that San Diego's fortunes will soon reverse for the better.

"You look up over the last couple games (or the) last week and it's frustrating," Tingler said. "I do know that right now we've got to weather the storm we're in. The good thing about baseball (is) you get an opportunity tomorrow. We've got to start stringing some ABs together and once we get a guy or two starting to get it going, it's going to be contagious and we're going to get it turned."

Lucchesi took the defeat in his first career start against his former team on June 4, when he allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings in the Mets' 2-0 loss in San Diego.

Paddack took the loss against the Mets on June 6, when he gave up three runs over six innings as the Padres fell, 6-2. He is 1-2 with a 2.89 ERA in three career starts against the Mets.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 13, 2021

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