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Monday, May 28, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Memorial Day, Scoring Early, Scoreless Streak, Teams Over .500, Day Games

Here are Today's Mets News and Notes :

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have won three games in a row and six of their last eight games...New York is 14-11 this month, including 7-4 at home...The Mets are 15-9 at home this year...New York has won 10 of its last 14 home games.

MEMORIAL DAY: New York has won four of its last five Memorial Day games and are 3-2 vs. Philadelphia on Memorial Day...All-time the Mets are 22-27 on Memorial Day.

SCORING EARLY: New York has scored in the first or second inning in nine of its last 10 games (18 runs total).

SCORELESS STREAK: New York’s pitching staff has hurled 26.0 straight scoreless innings, the longest since a 35.0 inning scoreless streak from May 25-28, 2010...The last time the Mets allowed a run was in the first inning on Friday night.

TEAMS OVER .500: Including this series, the Mets next eight opponents all are above .500 (Phillies, Cardinals, Nationals, Yankees, Rays, Reds, Orioles, Yankees)...New York has 16 wins this year over teams with a record better than .500, tied with the Reds for the second most in the majors...Nationals have 17.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: The Mets have 27 wins, only the Dodgers (32) and Nationals (29) have more in the National League...The Mets are 14-7 vs. the NL East.

CLOSE CALLS: New York improved to 7-1 in games decided by two runs with yesterday’s 2-0 win...The Mets are 16-6 this year in games decided by two runs or fewer...New York’s .727 winning percentage in such games is the tops in the majors.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 15-6 during day games this year...The 15 wins are one behind the Cincinnati Reds for the most in baseball...The Mets have won their last four day games.

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