2007

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The 2007 season was one of infamy for the Mets. The team had an 88-74 won-lost record for a .543 percentage. However, a late collapse dropped the team from post-season play. They finished second in the National League Eastern Division and out of a Wild Card berth.

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April

The Mets began the season with a solid April. They won 15 games and lost nine for the month. In the season opener on April 1, the Mets recorded a 6-1 victory at St. Louis to start a four-game winning streak. The team won its home opener by defeating the Phillies, 11-5, at Shea Stadium on April 9. From April 17 to April 19, the Mets won three straight games at Philadelphia and Florida. They won two of three games at Washington on the final weekend of the month. At the end of April, the Mets were one-half game behind the first-place Braves in the division.

May

The month of May was a merry one for the Mets. The team had a 19-9 record for a .679 winning percentage. From May 2 to May 11, the Mets were victorious in seven of nine games. They won six of seven between May 13 and May 19. The team had a record of 4-2 at Atlanta and Florida from May 22 and May 27. Over the last three days of the month, the Mets won twice in a three-game series against the Giants at Shea. They stood at the top of the N. L. East, four and one-half games ahead of the second-place Braves.

June

The Mets fell back a bit in June. They posted a 12-15 record during the month. The team lost nine of ten games between June 3 and June 13. They dropped four of six against the Yankees and Twins from June 15 to June 20. The Mets closed out the month with eight wins in their last nine games. The team's lead in the division was four games over second-place Atlanta.

July

In July, the Mets recorded 13 wins in 27 games played. They were defeated in six of their first eight games of the month. Following the All-Star Break, the team won three times in a four-games series against the Reds at Shea. They went 4-3 on a road trip to San Diego and Los Angeles from July 16 to July 22. The Mets won four of seven games against the Pirates and Nationals between July 24 to July 29 at Shea. The team ended the month with a 4-2 loss in 13 innings at Milwaukee on July 31. With a National League leading .557 winning percentage, the Mets were three games in front of the Phillies in the division.

August

The Mets compiled a winning record in August. The team had 15 victories and 13 defeats during the month. For the Mets, August began with three consecutive wins at Milwaukee and Chicago. On August 5, pitcher Tom Glavine chalked up his 300th career win in an 8-3 Mets victory over the Cubs. They lost four of six against the Braves and Marlins at Shea from August 7 to August 12. The Mets had a 5-1 record on a road trip to Pittsburgh and Washington between August 14 and August 19. They split six games against the Padres and Dodgers from August 21 to August 26 at Shea. On August 31, the Mets ended a five-game losing streak with a 7-1 triumph at Atlanta. The Mets were two games in front of the Phillies in the N. L. East and tied with the Padres for the league's best record at 74-60.

September

It was not a September to remember for the Mets. For the month, the team played at the .500 mark with 14 wins and 14 losses and saw its title hopes come crashing to the ground. The Mets started September with four straight victories at Atlanta and Cincinnati from September 1 to September 4. They won four of six against the Astros and Braves between September 7 and September 12 at Shea. The team followed up with three consecutive losses to the Phillies in a weekend series at Shea and dropping two of three at Washington. At Florida from September 20 to September 23, the Mets won three of four games against the Marlins. They stopped a five-game losing streak with a 13-0 victory over the Marlins at Shea on September 29. One day later, the Mets suffered an 8-1 defeat to the Fish that kept them out of the post-season. They ended up one game in back of the division-winning Phillies and behind the Wild Card-tying Padres and Rockies.

Award Winners

  • Carlos Beltran and David Wright won National League Gold Glove Awards
  • Beltran and Wright won National League Silver Slugger Awards

2007 Roster