The New Jersey Devils will begin the 40th overall season in franchise history, including their previous stops in Kansas City and Colorado, Thursday night against the Flyers in Philadelphia.
The Mets have not reached the postseason since 2006. With the Royals making the playoffs for the first time since 1985, only four teams in the majors currently have longer droughts than the Mets.
Although Terry Collins has yet to post a winning record in any of his years at the helm, he can move into fourth place on the club’s all-time wins list.
The New York Mets won back-to-back road series on the same trip for the first time this season, taking two of three from both the Marlins and Reds.
The Mets began September with an ugly 9-6 loss to the Marlins, committing six errors in the defeat. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the ninth time in their 53 seasons that the Mets made at least a half-dozen errors in a game.
The Mets close out the month of August with a six-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies after going 2-3 on their California road trip. And while Lucas Duda stayed hot, David Wright was not.
The New York Mets ended their homestand with a whimper, dropping the final two games of their four-game set with the Chicago Cubs.
The New York Mets return home this week to face the Nationals and Cubs, but they may have wanted to stay in Philadelphia.
After suffering their first losing homestand since late May, the Mets go back on the road this week to take on the Nationals and Phillies.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, deGrom became the first rookie in club history to win four consecutive games in one season while pitching at least six innings and allowing no more than one run in each game.
Murphy is the third second baseman in club history to be selected for the MLB All-Star Game.
The New York Mets reached the statistical midway point of the 2014 season with their 81st game played Saturday, posting a 37-44 record through 81 games.
It took eight tries, but Jacob deGrom finally posted his first major-league win with a victory over the Marlins on Saturday in Miami.
After going 3-3 on their homestand, the Mets go back on the road this week to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.
The New York Mets limp home this week after being swept by the Cubs in Chicago and the Giants in San Francisco.