2013

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In 2013, the Mets played their fifth season at Citi Field. The team compiled a 74-88 won-lost record under manager Terry Collins.


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April

The Mets started the season with 10 wins in 25 games in April. On Opening Day at Citi Field, the team recorded an 11-2 win over the Padres. The Mets defeated San Diego, 8-4, two days later and went on to win two of three against the Marlins. On their first road trip of the year, the Mets had three wins and five losses from April 8 to April 18. They followed up by winning two of three against the Nationals at Citi Field. On April 24, the Mets defeated the Dodgers on a grand slam by Jordany Valdespin in the bottom of the 10th inning. The team closed out the month with six straight defeats.


May

The Mets won twelve of twenty-seven games in May. The team began the month with a 7-6 victory over the Marlins at Miami and followed up by defeating the Braves, 7-5, in 10 innings at Atlanta two days later. At Citi Field on May 7, the Mets recorded a 1-0 win over the White Sox in 10 innings as Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell faced 31 batters and combined on a one-hitter. They ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 triumph over the Cardinals at St. Louis on May 16. The Mets stopped a five-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Braves at Citi Field on May 26. The team followed up with four consecutive victories over the Yankees. The Mets finished the month in fourth place in the National League East Division, nine games behind the leading Braves.


June

The Mets won 11 of 26 games played in the month of June. They recorded three wins and nine losses between June 1 and June 16. At Atlanta on June 18, the Mets swept a doubleheader with 4-3 and 6-1 victories over the Braves. The team won two of three games at Philadelphia from June 21 to June 23. They followed up with a split of a two-game interleague series against the White Sox at Chicago. The Mets defeated the Rockies, 3-2, in a makeup game at Colorado on June 27. The team ended the month with two defeats in three games against the Nationals at Citi Field. The Mets stood fourth in the division, thirteen games behind the first place Braves.


July

The Mets had a winning record in July. They won 15 of 27 games played for a .556 percentage during the month. The team recorded 5-4 (in 13 innings) and 9-1 victories over the Diamondbacks at Citi Field to start the month. On July 4, they were handed a 5-4 defeat in 15 innings by the Arizona team. From July 5 to July 10, the Mets won four of six games at Milwaukee and San Francisco. They concluded a weekend series at Pittsburgh with a 4-2 victory over the Pirates on July 14. In the All-Star Game played at Citi Field, Matt Harvey pitched scoreless first and second innings in the National League’s eventual 3-0 loss to the American. On an ensuing home stand, the Mets won four of seven games against the Phillies and Braves. The team began a four-game weekend series with an 11-0 win over the Nationals at Washington on July 26. The Mets chalked up 6-5 and 4-2 (in 10 innings) wins to start a four-game series at Miami on July 29 and July 30, respectively. They stood in fourth place, thirteen and one-half games behind the front-running Braves at month’s end.


August

The Mets won 14 games in August. After beginning the month with three losses in four games, the team swept a three-game series against the Rockies at Citi Field. On an ensuing trip to the west coast, the Mets recorded four wins in ten games against the Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Padres. They defeated the Twins, 6-1, in a makeup game at Minnesota on August 19. The Mets ended a five-game losing streak with a 5-0 victory over the Phillies at Citi Field on August 27. Two days later, the team concluded a home stand with an 11-3 rout of the Phils. On August 31, the Mets finished off the month with an 11-3 triumph over the Nationals at Washington. They stood third in the National League East behind the first-place Braves and second-place Nats.


September

The Mets had 12 wins and 16 losses in September. They started the month by dropping nine of their first 11 games. The team recorded three wins in four-game weekend series against the Marlins at Citi Field from September 13 to September 15. At Citi Field on September 18, the Mets scored four runs in the ninth inning for a 5-4 comeback victory over the Giants. The team won five of six road games at Philadelphia and Cincinnati between September 20 and September 25. In the season’s final game on September 29, they chalked up a 3-2 win over the Brewers at Citi Field. The Mets ended the year in third place in the N. L. East, 22 games in back of the division-champion Braves.