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 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
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
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