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.
After selecting 12th (Gavin Cecchini) and 11th (Dominic Smith) the last two years, the Mets will have the 10th-overall pick this Thursday in MLB’s First-Year Player Draft.
The Mets’ continuing struggles at the plate have spurred conversation about bringing in the fences at Citi Field for a second time in the short history of the Mets’ new ballpark.
After splitting their four games against the crosstown rival Yankees, the Mets dropped two of three this past weekend against the division-rival Nationals.
After riding high in April with a 15-11 mark at the end of the month, the Mets have been shot down in May, going 2-8 in their first 10 games since turning the calendar.
After allowing 28 runs in the first three games of the set, Mets pitchers combined to allow just one run in Sunday’s win. It was just the fifth time in club history that they held the Rockies to one run or less at Coors Field.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gee is now 4-0 with a 3.61 earned run average in nine career starts in rubber games.
Only 23 homegrown Mets played in more career games for the club than Davis, who appeared in 433 games at first base for the Mets, the fifth-most in club history.
Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils ended an otherwise disappointing 2013-14 season on an up note with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins Sunday afternoon at Prudential Center.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other time that a Mets pitcher gave up three consecutive first-inning home runs was on July 23, 1996 at Coors Field.
The New Jersey Devils’ flickering playoff hopes may have gone down in flames with a 1-0 loss to Calgary Monday night.
The New York Mets bounced back after being swept by the Washington Nationals to take two of three from the Cincinnati Reds on their first homestand of the season.