Hope is the best of things – June 8

Mets try for 9th straight win at home tonight

The Mets take on the Padres tonight at Citifield and hope to extend their home winning streak to nine games. This is the Mets 2nd win streak of at least 8 games at home this season, as they won 9 straight games from April 22 – May 8.

Two win streaks of 8 or more games at home in one season – team history

2010 –  9-game streak and 8-game streak (current)

1990 – 11-game streak and 10-game streak

1969 –   9-game streak and 8-game streak

Mets will be looking for their second 9-game win streak at home this season with a win tonight.

Mets look to reverse recent trend against Padres

The Mets have not enjoyed much success in their season series vs the Padres. Last week the Padres took 2 of 3 in San Diego. Since 1989 the Mets are 4-15-2 in season series vs the Padres, winning the season series only in 1990, 1999, 2005 and 2006. Last season the Padres played the first ever game at Citifield which they won 6-5. Since winning 7 straight vs the Padres at home from 2005-07 (including sweeps in 2005 and 2006), they are just 3-5 vs them at home including losing 2 of 3 last season.

Fewest season series wins vs opponents – Since 1989

Padres         4

Cardinals     8

Cubs             8

Dodgers       8

David Wright and the Mets will look to reverse a trend of losing vs the Padres.

Mike Pelfrey goes the for the Mets tonight and will be looking to build on his terrific start to the season.  Pelfrey is 8-1 with a 2.39 ERA.  Pelfrey’s 8-1 start is one of the best for Mets starters through their first 9 decisions in team history.

Other Mets with 8 wins in first 9 decisions – Starters only

Mike Pelfrey    2010

Al Leiter           2000

David Cone       1988

Doc Gooden      1988

John Matlack   1976

In 1988 David Cone started 8-1 on his way to a 20-3 season.

Help Fund for Cancer Survivors

I might as well use this blog to educate people that cancer survivors out there need your help.  Many of us (myself included) have suffered awful side effects from the chemotherapy and radiation.  As a result of my treatment, I now suffer from Hemochromotosis, Crohn’s Disease and Lymphedema.  I had to retire in April 2008 after being diagnosed with Hemochromotosis.  Disability payments are not NEARLY enough to live on an many of us in situations like mine need help.  PLEASE help me by donating to a fund to start a foundation for cancer survivors.  If you want more information or are looking want to become involved, check out our facebook page or email me.

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About Mark Kelly - CKMagicSports

Sports Historian that is well versed at the four major sports first, then College Hoops, Football, Olympics, Tennis, Golf and NASCAR. Former ESPN Researcher in Bristol, CT. After a 10-year career working in everything from SportsCenter to ESPNNEWS to Cold Pizza. Had to retire due to complications from Cancer treatment. I am a now 25-year survivor that still suffers everyday from the side effects of chemotherapy & radiation. Suffer from Crohn's disease and Lymphedema everyday and started a website called CKMagicSports.com that I do podcasts on that you can help support by clicking on KNOCKOUTCANCER link on my CKMagicSports website. https://www.gofundme.com/KOCANCER Read more about my 25-year battle with the disgusting side effects of this disease here. http://www.ckmagicsports.com/marks-story/
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