John Schweibacher

Eric Young Jr. #22 of the New York Mets celebrates with Eric Campbell #29 after scoring on a two-RBI single in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: The Midway Point, Murphy’s 700th And More

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.


Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Solid Road Trip, DeGrom Wins And More

It took eight tries, but Jacob deGrom finally posted his first major-league win with a victory over the Marlins on Saturday in Miami.


Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets is congratulated by manager Terry Collins #10 after his first-inning home run against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Grandy Leads Off, 40-Year-Old Club & More

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.


Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets is relieved by manager Terry Collins #10 during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: 2 Straight Sweeps, Familiar Parks And More

The New York Mets limp home this week after being swept by the Cubs in Chicago and the Giants in San Francisco.


Closer Jenrry Mejia #58 of the New York Mets raises his arms alongside Lucas Duda #21 after getting the final out as the Mets defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in eleven innings in a game at Citizens Bank Park on June 1, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: MLB Draft, Lots Of Extra Innings And More

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.


Jose Valverde #47 hands the ball to manager Terry Collins #10. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: Struggling Offense, Another Pitcher Gone And More

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.


Jacob deGrom (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: Struggles Against Washington, Young Pitching And More Mets Notes

After splitting their four games against the crosstown rival Yankees, the Mets dropped two of three this past weekend against the division-rival Nationals.


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Schwei’s Mets Notes: Snapping A Skid, Taking On Jeter & More

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.


Coors Field (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: Rocky Mountain Low, An April To Remember & More

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.


Dillon Gee of the New York Mets pitches against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: Dillon Gee Still Unbeaten In Rubber Games & More

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.


Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets is hugged by Anthony Recker #20 and Ruben Tejada #11 after hitting a game-winning sacrifice fly in the 14th inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on April 20, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Grandy’s Struggles, Ike’s Legacy And Home Woes

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 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notes: Disappointing Season Ends; Is Brodeur Finished?

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.


Bartolo Colon rubs up a new baseball as Albert Pujols rounds the bases after hitting the second of three straight Angels home runs in the first inning on April 13, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: What Do Bartolo Colon And Pete Harnisch Have In Common?

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.


Stephen Gionta (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Playoff Hopes On Life Support, DeBoer’s Mark & More Devils Notes

The New Jersey Devils’ flickering playoff hopes may have gone down in flames with a 1-0 loss to Calgary Monday night.


Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates his game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on April 5, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei: Ike’s Walk-Off Slam, Valverde’s 1st Save And More Mets Notes

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.