Mets Update – Week of July 4
Right in the middle of the action in the wide open N.L. East, the Mets haven't
exactly been red-hot this season but have also shown some major signs as well, which is enough to put them right in contention
despite a couple of hiccups this season. With a nice balance of established vets and rising stars, the Mets have fans optimistic
that they'll be able to put it together and make a run at the other top teams in the N.L. East, though they would love to
wrap up the first half of the season on a high note. It won't be easy with the Braves and the Nationals playing some good
baseball, but the Mets also aren't the type of team to go quietly.
One of the bright spots for the team so far has been
Lucas Duda, who not only has one of the coolest names in Major League Baseball but is also having a career year at first base.
Duda has been among the top run-producers on the team (along with David Wright) throughout the season so far and has been
giving the Mets a major spark in the heart of the order. Daniel Murphy has also been holding an average at or above.300 for
most of the season, stealing quite a few bases to boot to give the Mets an added dimension on the base paths.
bump, Jonathon Niese has been carving up batters all season long, providing quality starts nearly every time out and giving
the Mets a chance to win every time he heads out to the bump. With an ERA below 3.00, Niese is showing his immense potential,
but the Mets' fans have also gotten a treat in watching veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon. Colon is having yet another very productive
season in his amazing career and he's been leading the Mets in wins for much of the season. Though the Mets still have some
work to do heading into the second half, fans know they won't be going quietly the rest of the season.
York Mets Schedule
Take one look at the roster and you'll see that the Mets have no intentions of going quietly this
season, even if they have to take on a bevy of powerhouses all season long in the always competitive N.L. East. The Mets had
a decent season in 2013, finishing third in the National League East standings and showing some big-time promise. The Mets
will play against some tough teams at home this season, which makes for a multitude of fantastic matchups for Mets fans to
catch and enjoy in person. Home games at Citi Field are always filled to the brim with excitable Mets fans, and that's a trend
that's not going to die down anytime soon. But you also don't want to make the mistake of thinking that it's only about the
home games, as the Mets also have a tendency to play in front of plenty of fans on the road as well.
More than anything,
though, the Mets would love to get off to a good start against their divisional rivals. The Mets will certainly be looking
to make a statement each tie the Atlanta Braves come into Citi Field to hit the diamond. The Braves are the reigning National
League East champs, and the road to the 2014 division title goes through them. The Mets are hoping some big wins against the
Braves can signal to the rest of the league that New York is not just a Yankees town when it comes to hardball. The Mets have
high hopes, and defeating the Braves could be the kind of confidence boost that could propel this team onward to bigger and
better things in 2014.
New York will have more big games on their hands every time the Washington Nationals come to
Queens to try and take home some wins back to the nation's capital. The Mets know that the Nats are one of the most talented
teams in the National League, and are not to be taken lightly. With a fierce crowd behind them, though, the Mets can defeat
any team in Major League Baseball, giving them a shot to win every single time that they take to the diamond. Once you're
there watching a big game that is clearly going right down to the wire, you'll be glad that you're not still sitting at home
wondering what the atmosphere of the big game is like.
New York Mets Team Info
The New York Mets play
in the National League East division of Major League Baseball, a division that also features the Atlanta Braves, Washington
Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins. The Mets were able to put together some solid portions of the season in
2013, but consistency throughout the campaign was something that eluded this ball club. If the Mets fans show up in droves
this season, this team should fare better on their home turf. It's a great season to get out to Citi Field to see the Mets
take the field. This Mets team looks determined to improve this season and make a real run at the postseason, with David Wright
leading the way in the lineup and guys like Dillon Gee carving up opposing lineups. With a balanced team looking to make a
move up the standings, the Mets definitely have a squad you'll want to keep your eyes on this season.
Major League Baseball is the cream of the crop when it comes to baseball around the world, boasting the
best players form around the globe in a collection of hardball talent that you can't find anywhere else. Seeing these player
hit the field in person is a riveting experience, as you'll be amazed by their skills and effort each and every time you head
to a game. Baseball is known as the National Pastime because people love to head out to the ballpark and catch a game between
two quality baseball teams and have been doing just that for more than 100 years in this country. When the game is on the
line and the Mets are digging in looking to put the final touches on a huge victory, you'll definitely be glad tat you're
not sitting anywhere else.
New York Mets History
The New York Mets franchise was founded in 1962. The
team struggled mightily during their early history, but finally broke through in 1969 by winning the World Series in an ascent
up the MLB ladder that few fans saw coming. The Mets won the World Series again in 1986 in one of the most spectacular series
in the history of Major League Baseball. With their backs against the wall in Game 6, the Mets put together a miraculous comeback
against the Boston Red Sox to force a Game 7, which they won as well. Over the years, great players like Darryl Strawberry,
John Olerud, Mike Piazza and more have all played their best games in New York, and you never know when the next superstar
is going to burst onto the scene.
New York Mets Trivia
The number 41 has been retired by the New York
Mets? For which player did the Mets retire this number?
The answer is pitcher Tom Seaver, who goes down as one of the
greatest pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball and a legend of the Mets franchise.
of the New York Mets are about as passionate about their favorite team as it gets in sports. Major League Baseball fans in
general are always cheering their hearts out at games around the country, but Mets fans take it to another level. When these
fans hit the stands to cheer on the Mets, they can surely be heard all around the New York City borough of Queens. Join them
in the stadium this season to cheer on the Mets as they take on one of the top teams in the National League. But also don't
forget about the road games, as you'll have 81 different opportunities to head to an away game and see the Mets from a whole