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New York Mets Struggling at Citi Field for the First Time this Season

Steven Matz (Andy Marlin – USATODAY Sports)

Steven Matz (Andy Marlin – USATODAY Sports)  Matz was the only Mets’ starter to win against the Yankees last weekend.

Even with homestands that included sweeps by the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, the Mets had been a pretty formidable force at home while struggling on the road.

For about the last month, the opposite has happened.

The Mets home record is still a robust 48-30, but it was 45-24 coming into this homestand – a homestand in which the Mets saw themselves win each of the opening games of the three series, but drop the next two to the Marlins, Yankees and last night, the Atlanta Braves.

This recent homestand is part of a disturbing trend in which the Mets managed just a .500 home stand when facing the Phillies and Red Sox as the Calendar turned to September.

While the Mets have started to regress at home, their road mark, once 22-35, has improved drastically to where the Mets now sit at even .500 – 37-37, after sweeps of the Rockies, Phillies, and Braves on the road.

So is this just a regression to average for New York, or a cause for concern? Both?

It seems like the team played much looser on the road of late, and tight at home, but of course, it always looks that way when you aren’t hitting.

Which Mets team will show up in Cincinnati tonight?


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