Ruben Tejada had another extended plate appearance Tuesday night, one in which he saw 11 pitches. Overall, Tejada came to the plate five times and saw 32 pitches. It seems like Tejada has had a plethora of PA where he sees a bunch of pitches which made me wonder what his average pitches per plate appearance (P/PA) was. Baseball-Reference provides this information and I was shocked to find that Tejada had just a 3.80 P/PA this season, compared to a league-average rate of 3.81 P/PA.
Here are some other stats I found while poking around on B-R that I was previously unaware:
Daniel Murphy has the best swing-and-miss percentage, completely whiffing just 9% of the time.
The league average for swinging at the first pitch is 27%. Only two Mets are above average in this category, with David Wright offering at the first pitch 28% of the time while Ike Davis far and away leads with a 37% rate.
Tejada has had just four 3-0 counts this year.
The Mets have had 258 3-0 counts this year and have swung in this situation just 14 times. I think 12 of those have come in the last two weeks.
Matt Harvey held opponents to a .338 SLG mark the best on the team among qualified pitchers. Meanwhile, opponents teed off on Jeremy Hefner to the tune of a .483 SLG. However, Harvey’s ISO is .138 and Hefner’s is .177, so a good portion of the SLG against Hefner is comprised of singles.
Jonathon Niese leads the team with eight no-decisions.
The Mets are 21-10 (.677) in games started by R.A. Dickey and 49-74 (.398) when any other pitcher takes the mound.
Ramon Ramirez leads the team’s relievers with 17 games where he completed more than three outs.
Dillon Gee allowed 12 HR this year, with 10 of them coming in Citi Field.
Opponents have been successful on 19 of 22 SB attempts when Chris Young is on the mound.
Mack Ade has a new post up at his old site which you should check out.