The season started out well for the Mets. They had 14 wins and nine losses for the month of April. On April 5, the team defeated the Marlins, 7-1, in the season opener at Citi Field. At Colorado on April 15, the Mets stopped a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 victory over the Rockies. They came away with a 2-1 win in 20 innings at St. Louis on April 17. At Citi Field from April 22 to April 28, the Mets won seven games in a row. The team ended the month with a 9-1 victory at Philadelphia on April 30. They sat at the top of the National League Eastern Division, one game ahead of the second-place Nationals.
May did not go too smoothly for the Mets. The team staggered through a 12-17 record for the month. After dropping four of five games on the road to start May, the Mets had three wins and three losses against the Giants and Nationals at Citi Field. They got swept in a four-game series at Florida from May 13 to May 16. The team split four games at Atlanta and Washington before a pair of wins against the Yankees in three games at Citi Field. Against the Phillies, they chalked up three consecutive shutout victories at Citi Field between May 25 and May 27. The Mets ended the month with three defeats in four road games. With a 26-26 record, the team was locked in a three-way tie for third in the division.
The Mets had a good month of June with a record of 18-8. After concluding a road trip with a win and a loss at San Diego, the team won five of six against the Marlins and Padres at Citi Field. The Mets swept consecutive three-game interleague series at Baltimore and Cleveland between June 11 and June 17. They followed up with a 4-0 triumph over the Yankees for their eighth win in a row. The Mets went 4-2 against the Tigers and Twins at Citi Field from June 22 to June 27. The team lost two of three at Florida to close out the month. The Mets found themselves second in the N. L. East, one and one-half games behind the Braves.
In July, things went sour for the Mets. They won only nine of their 26 games during the month. The team split a four-game series at Washington and followed with a 2-4 record on a home stand that led to the All-Star Break. Following the mid-summer classic in Anaheim, the Mets went on a road trip out west in which they won two of eleven games. They won three of five at Citi Field to finish the month. The team had a 53-51 record for a third-place tie with the Marlins. They stood six and one-half games in back of division-leading Atlanta.
The Mets posted another losing record in August. The team had 12 victories and a .429 winning percentage. To begin the month, the Mets dropped four of six games at Atlanta and Philadelphia. They went 3-3 on an ensuing home stand against the Rockies and Phillies. from August 16 to August 22, the Mets rcorded four wins in six games at Houston and Pittsburgh. At Citi Field from August 24 to August 29, the team split six games against the Marlins and Astros. The Mets concluded August with two defeats at Atlanta. They were 12 games behind the front-running Braves and fourth in the division.
The Mets won 14 of their last 30 games of the season. The team started September with a 4-4 mark on the road. At Citi Field between September 10 and September 19, they had five wins and five losses against the Phillies, Pirates and Braves. The Mets followed up a six-game losing streak with 5-2 and 7-3 victories at Philadelphia on September 25 and September 26, respectively. They closed September with three defeats in four games against the Brewers at Citi Field. From October 1 to October 3, the Mets won two of three games against the Nationals at Citi Field to conclude the season. The team ended up fourth in the N. L. East, 18 games behind the first-place Phillies and 12 in back of the Wild Card Braves.
- Frank Cashen, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Darryl Strawberry were inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame