John Schweibacher

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets celebrates his three-run home run to take a 5-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers with Travis d'Arnaud #15 during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

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.


Carlos Torres #52 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during their game on August 18, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: The Mets Can’t Hit, No Days Rest And More

The New York Mets ended their homestand with a whimper, dropping the final two games of their four-game set with the Chicago Cubs.


Catcher Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets celebrates with left fielder Matt den Dekker #6 after Recker hits a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 11, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Dominance In Philly, Scorching Murph And More

The New York Mets return home this week to face the Nationals and Cubs, but they may have wanted to stay in Philadelphia.


Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: DeGrom’s Dominance, Disappointing Series And More

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.


Jacob Degrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 27, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: DeGrom Keeps Rolling, Duda The Slugger And More

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.


Daniel Murphy (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Murphy’s All-Star Nod, Remembering Cashen And More

Murphy is the third second baseman in club history to be selected for the MLB All-Star Game.


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.