The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Rockies)

The Mets broke out the brooms for their first three-game home sweep of the season with Thursday's win over the Colorado Rockies.

Let's look at some of the statistical highlights from the series.


Wilmer Flores' three-run double iced the Mets' 5-0 win on Wednesday. He became the sixth player in Mets history to have a three-RBI game within the first two games of his career.

The other five are Duffy Dyer, Lee Mazzilli, Jason Hardtke, Kazuo Matsui and Mike Jacobs.

Flores’ RBI in Thursday’s win gave him four in three games. The only Met with more RBIs in his first three career games was Jacobs with five.

Harvey's shutout

Matt Harvey became the fifth different Mets pitcher to throw a shutout against the Rockies, joining Dwight Gooden (1993), Steve Trachsel (2003), Tom Glavine (2004 and 2005) and Johan Santana (2010). Harvey and Trachsel are the only two to throw one allowing four hits or fewer with no walks.

Best WHIP in single-season
Mets History

Harvey matched his best strike rate of the season (73.6 percent, also done against the Chicago Cubs) and had his second-best called-strike rate (41.7 percent). He threw 24 of 30 first-pitches for strikes.

Harvey ramped up his fastball as the game went along. He averaged 94.7 mph in the first three innings, 95.3 in innings four through six, and 96 mph in innings seven through nine.

His fastballs in the ninth inning were 95, 95, 96, 97, 97, 98, 96, 97, 98.

As the ESPNStatsInfo Twitter feed noted, the 24-year-old Harvey is the youngest Mets pitcher with multiple games of nine scoreless innings in a season since Gooden at age 23 in 1988.

The one area in which Harvey is not excelling is his hitting. He's 0-for-his-last 19.

LaTroy the Elder

LaTroy Hawkins earned saves in Tuesday’s and Thursday’s wins, becoming the third pitcher age 40 or older to earn a save for the Mets. Of the other two, John Franco is the easy one to remember. The tough one to recall (as you might have heard noted on SNY on Thursday) is Roberto Hernandez.

Mejia's offspeed stuff dominant again

Jenrry Mejia's offspeed stuff was great prior to the umpire injury in Tuesday’s win. Through the first five innings, Mejia threw 35 changeups, curveballs and sliders. He retired nine batters with the pitch, allowing only one baserunner on an error by Ike Davis.

After the umpire’s injury, Mejia allowed a pair of hits on the seven offspeed pitches he threw, including a homer to Charlie Blackmon on an 0-2 curveball. Of the 20 other curves he’s thrown, only three were higher height-wise than that pitch to Blackmon.

Another big game from Gee

Dillon Gee's offspeed stuff was again of difference-maker quality, this time in Thursday’s win. Gee’s second, third, and fourth-best strike rates with his offspeed pitches have come in his past three starts. Thursday, he threw 31 of 43 for strikes (72 percent), to retire 10 batters (including one double play) and yield only three baserunners.

Gee’s 1.53 ERA in his past five starts rates fifth in the National League since the date of his first start in that run (July 14).

Ike: Suddenly the most feared hitter in MLB?

Since July 24, Davis has played 15 games and drawn 16 walks -- four of them in this series. Only one player in the majors has more walks than Davis in this span, Mike Trout, with 18.

In this 15-game stretch, Davis has missed on just 13 percent of his swings. Prior to that, he was missing on nearly one-third (32 percent) of his swings.