Ike Davis was just the fourth player in baseball history to account for all three of his team’s runs with solo homers in a loss.
It’s the third-latest point in a season in club history in which the Mets have dipped below the .500 level for the first time. There have been five seasons in Mets history in which the club played at or above .500 for the entire year.
Just as they did in 1973 when the All-Star Game was last played at a newly-opened Royals Stadium, the Mets will send two players to this year’s mid-summer classic in Kansas City.
With their 43 victories so far, the Mets again have at least 40 wins through 81 games for the 13th time in the past 16 seasons.
Raul Ibanez’s homer on Sunday night moved him atop the leaderboard for home runs hit at Citi Field by a Mets opponent.
Dickey has not allowed an earned run in any of his last four starts, while pitching at least seven innings and striking out eight or more batters in each game.
Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning next season, but if this year’s Stanley Cup proves to be his last, the future Hall of Famer who wears number 30 will have played in 30 Final games, going 17 and 13.
The Yankees hit four home runs off Johan Santana Friday night in his first start after no-hitting the Cardinals. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that matches the most home runs allowed by a pitcher in his first start after throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game.
For the first time since interleague play began in 1997, Mariano Rivera will not be part of the Yankees-Mets matchup.
After the game, Santana himself said to his Mets’ teammates “Tonight, we made history.” Here are some of the historical footnotes about the history the left-hander and his club made.
The New Jersey Devils are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the fifth time in team history, and they will attempt to capture their fourth championship as their series with the Los Angeles Kings begins on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.
The Mets will have the 12th selection in the 2012 MLB First-Year Draft which takes place next Monday. New York has picked 12th once before in club history, in 2003 when they chose Lastings Milledge.
David Wright’s impressive start this season not only has the Mets third basman atop the majors in batting average but climbing nearer to the top of the club’s all-time leaderboards.
Sunday’s walk-off grand slam stung and stunned New York. But it wasn’t the first time. Or even the ninth.
The Devils are back in the conference finals, and for the second time in club history their opponent for the Prince of Wales Trophy (and more importantly a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals) will be the rival Rangers.
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