NY Sports Dog: Mets Have a Chance for a Special June

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mets Have a Chance for a Special June

I was looking at the schedule this morning and it's clear that the Mets have a golden opportunity for a special month of June.

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
It is such a strange month...15 games against American League teams against only 11 National League games.

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.
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