I love this team--love them. May is one of those reasons why.
It featured the best month of May in team history, an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the Dodgers, a 5-1 homestand, the worst lineup since 1979, a couple of trades, the debut of a 20-year old superstar of the future, and a team that fought their way through a devastating amount of injuries to stay near the top of the NL East standings.
Some May performances:
- The Mets had winning streaks of 8, 4 and 3 and a losing streak of 4
- David Wright hit .378 for the month--strangest .378 ever
- Carlos Beltran hit .323 with 17 RBIs...last year he hit .306 with 19 RBIs in May
- Carlos Delgado went to the DL on May 11th
- Fernando Martinez had his first big league hit on Saturday
- Frankie Rodriguez was 10 for 10 in save opportunities with a 0.00 ERA (Pitcher of the Month!)
- Pedro Feliciano went 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA for the month in 15 appearances, and held the opposition to a .188 batting average
- Johan Santana went 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA
- Livan Hernandez went 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA
- John Maine went 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA
- Ramon Castro was traded
Thanks to my daughter for the picture...she snapped it on Saturday in front of Citi Field.