2018 New York Mets season

The 2018 New York Mets season was the franchise's 57th season and the team's 10th season at Citi Field. They attempted to return to the postseason after an injury-plagued under-performance in 2017. This was their first season with Mickey Callaway as manager, succeeding Terry Collins.

The Mets got off to a franchise record 11-1 start [2] and ended the month of April with a 17-9 record, in 1st place in the National League East. However, they went 61-76 the rest of the way, and were eliminated from playoff contention by mid-September.[3]

2018 New York Mets
New York Mets Insignia
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record77–85 (.475)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Wilpon[1]
General manager(s)Sandy Alderson[1]
Manager(s)Mickey Callaway
Local televisionSportsNet New York
PIX 11 (CW affiliate)
(Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez)
Local radioWOR Radio 710 AM (English)
New York Mets Radio Network
(Howie Rose, Josh Lewin, Wayne Randazzo)
Que Buena 92.7 (Spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Max Perez Jiminez)
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Spring training

The Mets had a rough spring training with a record of 7–15–3 (ties). They ended the spring by winning an exhibition game 3–1 over the Las Vegas 51s.

Regular season

March

The Mets began the regular season on March 29, 2018, with their home opener with a 9–4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in Queens, New York. They ended up winning the first two games of the season.

April

On April 1, the Mets started the month losing 1–5 to the St. Louis Cardinals, finishing the series two out of three. After, they went on a 9–game win streak, which put them in first place in the NL East. They finished the month going 15–9 and having a strong win (14–2) over the San Diego Padres.

May

On May 1, the Mets started the month losing 2–3 to the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. They went on a 6–game losing streak, but broke out of it seven days later by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6. The one highlight of the month was a three–game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, the remaining weeks didn't fare well.

June

The Mets started the month continuing their losing streak when the Chicago Cubs swept them in four games. They snapped their 8–game losing streak by beating their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees 2–0 in the last game of the three-game Subway Series, handing the Bronx Bombers their first shutout loss of the season. The Mets finished the month 5–21, second to last place in the NL East behind their division rivals, the Miami Marlins, losing the first two games of the series to them.

July

The Mets started the month winning the last game of the series with the Miami Marlins by a score of 5–2. The team set a franchise record on July 31 for its worst loss ever, suffering a 25–4 defeat against the Washington Nationals.[4]

August

The Mets started the month continuing their loss from last month in a two game set to the Washington Nationals. The team also lost two in a row to the Atlanta Braves, however, they snapped their three game losing streak by a 3–0 shutout win in the next game against their rivals. A day after trouncing the Baltimore Orioles 16–5, on August 16, the Mets went on another tear and set a franchise record by scoring 24 runs in a win over division rivals Philadelphia Phillies; the final score was 24–4.[5] They went on to win 3 out of 5 games. The highlight of the series, the Mets beat the Phillies 8–2 in the second annual Little League Classic at BB&T Ballpark in Williamsport, PA. The month ended with the Mets losing against the San Francisco Giants 7–0, finishing August with equal wins and losses at 15–15.

September

The Mets started the month with beating the San Francisco Giants two games in-a-row, taking 2 out of 3 games in the series. After that, they took 2 of 3 games from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, thus spoiling their playoff hopes. They also clinched their 7th straight season with a winning record against the Phillies, one short of a major league record, in that series. The Mets then played a rainy 4-game series with the Miami Marlins managing to win 3 out of 4; the one loss by the NL Cy Young candidate Jacob deGrom. deGrom pitched 7 innings and gave up two runs making his current ERA 1.71, but Jose Urena outdueled him.

Season standings

National League East

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 90 72 0.556 43–38 47–34
Washington Nationals 82 80 0.506 8 41–40 41–40
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 10 49–32 31–50
New York Mets 77 85 0.475 13 37–44 40–41
Miami Marlins 63 98 0.391 26½ 38–43 25–55

National League Division Leaders

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Milwaukee Brewers 96 67 0.589
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 0.564
Atlanta Braves 90 72 0.556
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Chicago Cubs 95 68 0.583 +4
Colorado Rockies 91 72 0.558
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 79 0.509 8
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 80 0.506
Washington Nationals 82 80 0.506
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 10½
New York Mets 77 85 0.475 13½
San Francisco Giants 73 89 0.451 17½
Cincinnati Reds 67 95 0.414 23½
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 24½
Miami Marlins 63 98 0.391 27

Record vs. opponents

2018 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–4 3–4 3–3 8–11 11–8 6–1 1–5 2–5 4–2 6–1 12–7 8–11 3–3 2–5 10–10
Atlanta 4–3 3–3 3–4 2–5 2–5 14–5 3–4 13–6 12–7 5–1 4–3 3–3 4–2 10–9 8–12
Chicago 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–3 4–3 5–2 11–9 6–1 4–2 10–9 5–2 3–3 9–10 4–3 13–7
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 8–11 2–4 6–1 2–5 6–13 3–3 3–4 5–14 3–4 4–2 7–12 1–6 10–10
Colorado 11–8 5–2 3–3 4–2 7–13 2–4 2–5 6–1 5–2 3–3 11–8 12–7 2–5 5–2 13–7
Los Angeles 8–11 5–2 3–4 1–6 13–7 2–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 5–1 14–5 10–9 3–4 5–1 12–8
Miami 1–6 5–14 2–5 5–2 4–2 4–2 2–5 7–12 8–11 1–4 2–5 4–3 3–3 6–13 9–11
Milwaukee 5–1 4–3 9–11 13–6 5–2 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–3 7–12 4–2 6–1 11–8 4–2 13–7
New York 5–2 6–13 1–6 3–3 1–6 2–4 12–7 3–4 11–8 3–4 4–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 8–12
Philadelphia 2–4 7–12 2–4 4–3 2–5 4–3 11–8 3–3 8–11 6–1 3–3 4–3 4–3 8–11 12–8
Pittsburgh 1–6 1–5 9–10 14–5 3–3 1–5 4–1 12–7 4–3 1–6 3–4 4–3 8–11 2–5 15–5
San Diego 7–12 3–4 2–5 4–3 8–11 5–14 5–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 4–3 8–11 4–3 2–4 7–13
San Francisco 11–8 3–3 3–3 2–4 7–12 9–10 3–4 1–6 3–4 3–4 3–4 11–8 2–5 4–2 8–12
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 10–9 12–7 5–2 4–3 3–3 8–11 3–3 3–4 11–8 3–4 5–2 5–2 11–9
Washington 5–2 9–10 3–4 6–1 2–5 1–5 13–6 2–4 8–11 11–8 5–2 4–2 2–4 2–5 9–11

The October 1 tiebreaker games were regular-season games that are included here.

Detailed records

National League
Opponent Home Away Total Pct.
NL East
Atlanta Braves 3-6 3-7 6-13 .316
Miami Marlins 6-4 6–3 12-7 .632
New York Mets - - -
Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 5-5* 11-8 .579
Washington Nationals 5-5 6-3 11-8 .579
20-19 20-17 40-36 .606
NL Central
Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 1-3 3-4 .429
Chicago Cubs 0-4 1-2 1-6 .143
Cincinnati Reds 2-1 1-2 3-3 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 1-2 2-2 3-4 .429
St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 1-2 3-3 .500
7–9 6–11 12–20 .375
NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks 3–0 2–2 5–2 .714
Colorado Rockies 0-3 1–3 1–6 .143
Los Angeles Dodgers 0-3 2–1 2–4 .333
San Diego Padres 2–1 2–1 4–2 .667
San Francisco Giants 2–2 2–1 4–3 .571
7–9 11–10 18–19 .486
American League
Opponent Home Away Total Pct.
Boston Red Sox 1–2 1–2 .333
New York Yankees 1–2 2–1 3–3 .500
Tampa Bay Rays 1–2 1–2 .333
Toronto Blue Jays 1–1 1–1 2–2 .500
Baltimore Orioles 0–2 1–1 1–3 .250
3–7 5–5 8–12 .400

Roster

2018 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

Legend
  Mets win
  Mets loss
  Postponement
Bold Mets team member

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies Eastern League Luis Rojas
A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Chad Kreuter
A Columbia Fireflies South Atlantic League Pedro Lopéz
A-Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones New York–Penn League Edgardo Alfonzo
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Sean Ratliff
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League David Davalillo
Rookie DSL Mets 1 Dominican Summer League Manny Martinez
Rookie DSL Mets 2 Dominican Summer League Yucary De La Cruz

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Jeff Wilpon Makes Rare Appearance to Defend Mets' Spending". nytimes. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Four reasons the Mets are off to the best start in franchise history". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Mets officially eliminated from playoff contention". SNY. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Mets pounded 25-4 for worst loss in franchise history Retrieved August 2, 2018
  5. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/mets-score-club-record-24-runs-vs-phillies/c-290616550

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