Prior to today's 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins, the Mets had gone 33 days without a victory at Citi Field. It was the team's second longest winless streak at home in terms of days in franchise history, falling one day short of their record 34-day skein in 2002.
Much has happened since the Mets' last victory at Citi Field, which took place on July 7, the Saturday before the All-Star Game. That got me thinking...
Since the Mets' last win at home, they've fallen from a tie with the Giants for the second wild card to double-digit games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the same spot.
Since the Mets' last win at home, Dillon Gee has been placed on the disabled list and Bobby Parnell has lost his temporary hold on the closer role. In that last win, Parnell saved the game for Gee, who was credited with the victory.
Since the Mets' last win at home, Matt Harvey has become the franchise's all-time leader for strikeouts in his first three starts (23). At the time of their last win, Harvey was still three minor league starts away from getting his call-up to the parent club.
Since the Mets' last win at home, R.A. Dickey has been human, giving up 21 runs (17 earned) in seven appearances (six starts). Despite his return to humanity, he's still leading the league in wins (15), complete games (4), shutouts (2 - tied for the NL lead), strikeouts (166) and WHIP (1.00).
Since the Mets' last win at home, Tim Byrdak has pitched in 14 games despite not having been on the mound in over a week due to a potential career-threatening anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder.
Since the Mets' last win at home, their 2013 All-Star Game logo has been unveiled, as well as more delicious food options at the ballpark. All of these features still cannot hide the fact that the Mets had stopped winning at home.
Since the Mets' last win at home, Jason Bay has seven hits, which is seven more hits than most people expected him to have.
Since the Mets' last win at home, Jose Reyes began a 26-game hitting streak. That streak ended today when the Mets finally got another win at home!
|Just when you thought you'd never see this graphic again at Citi Field...|
Reyes' streak wasn't the only one to end today, as the Mets snapped their nine-game home losing streak that covered 33 days. R.A. Dickey pitched a strong game for the win, and he was helped by the bat of Andres Torres, who went 3-for-3 with a walk, double, triple and homer.
Much has happened since the Mets' last win at home. But at least we no longer have to talk about it, as the Mets' last win at home is now the last game they played. Period. It sure feels good to have another happy recap at Citi Field again.