- Mets: 12-7
- Phils: 8-10
- Fla: 6-7
- Atl: 5-9
- Wash: 5-7
So are the Mets comfortable in their new digs? Not quite yet.
We've seen some issues with twilight fielding, some strange caroms, and everyone seems frustrated by the lack of foul territory, especially behind home plate.
That said, the Mets have a huge advantage here due to the structure of the lineup and the strength of the defense at 3B, SS and CF.
Another positive is the great vibe at Citi Field. The fans are very close to the action, and the crowd noise seems louder with each passing game.
The last part of the advantage is the pitching staff. With the huge outfield it seems as if the Mets starters are throwing more and more fastballs--challenging the hitters.
We've seen the starters go on quite a roll at home.
Mike Pelfrey's era is a full run better at home. John Maine's era is 1.6 runs better at home.
As a team, the Mets pitchers have a stunning 3.24 era at home, compared to a 4.89 era on the road.
Toss in the fact that it is a comfortable stadium for viewers, the food is magnificent, and the quirky moments have come (Baba Booey anyone? or even the Citi Field streak from the 'Ropolitans?) and we have the makings of what should prove to be a great relationship with the new digs.
So while most fans are not quite "there" yet on Citi Field, it is growing on us.