After starting the month 1-0 thanks to a Mike Pelfrey special, Johan Santana takes the hill against the Pads, and then the Mets return home.
For the remainder of the month they face:
- 6 against the Marlins, 3 home, 3 away. Marlins are tied with the Mets at 27-26
- 3 more against the Padres at home
- 3 at Baltimore--Orioles are 15-37
- 3 at Cleveland--Indians are 19-31
- 3 at the Yankees--Yankees are 32-20
- 3 at home against Detroit--Tigers are 26-25, but only 11-15 on the road
- 3 at home against Minnesota--Twins are 31-21, but only 13-12 on the road
Thankfully the Mets play the absolute two worst teams in the AL, and maybe in all of MLB.
The fact that the Mets have 4 off days in the month, one a week, also bodes well for the team, as does the favorable travel schedule. If you include the Yankees games, the Mets will sleep in their own beds for 2/3rds of the month--unheard of in today's game.
The scheduling gods were certainly kind to the Mets in June, now let's see if the team can take advantage of their largess.