We know that the Mets try to maximize the number of PA that Jerry Blevins gets against lefty batters.
In Wednesday’s game, the Mets brought Hansel Robles in with the bases loaded. He gave up a HR and a BB before getting the third out of the inning. He came out to start the following inning to face Cameron Rupp, who came into the game batting .143 and who was already 0-2. Robles retired Rupp and then was removed for Blevins, who came on to get the final two batters of the inning, who were both lefties.
Why did the Mets feel the need to bring back a shaky Robles?
Which brings us to today’s factoid: In 831 career PA versus RHB, Blevins has held them to a .718 OPS, including a .611 mark last year. Meanwhile, in 346 lifetime PA versus RHB, Robles has a .765 OPS, including a .784 mark last year. Historically, Blevins has performed better against RHB than Robles.