2014

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The Mets played their 53rd major league season in 2014. It was the team’s sixth year at Citi Field and fourth with Terry Collins as manager. They compiled a 79-83 won-lost record during the year.


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March/April

The Mets began the season with 15 wins in their first 26 games. After dropping three in a row to the Nationals from March 31 to April 3, the team won two of three games against the Reds. On their first road trip of the season, the Mets won three of six in Atlanta and Anaheim before sweeping a three-game series at Arizona. At Citi Field on April 20 (Easter Sunday), the Mets defeated the Braves, 4-3, in 14 innings. The team followed up with three wins in four games against the Cardinals and a pair of victories in a three-game series against the Marlins. The Mets recorded a 6-1 win over the Phillies at Philadelphia on April 29. They stood in second place in the National League East Division, two games behind the Braves.


May

The Mets had an 11-18 won-lost record in May. The team dropped eight of its first nine games of the month before recording a 5-4 victory over the Phillies in 11 innings at Citi Field on May 11. They followed up with a split of four games with the Yankees in a home-and-home Subway Series. From May 16 to May 25, the Mets lost two of three games to the Nationals in series at Washington and two of three at home to both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. The team defeated the Pirates twice in three games in the month’s final week. On May 31, they recorded a 5-4 win over the Phillies in 14 innings at Philadelphia. The Mets were fourth in the N. L. East, four games behind the division-leading Braves.


June

The Mets had 11 wins and 17 losses in June. They began the month with 4-3 and 11-2 wins over the Phillies at Philadelphia, but dropped their next six games at Chicago and San Francisco. The team split six games against the Brewers and Padres at Citi Field between June 10 and June 15. The Mets won one of three games at St. Louis before taking three of four against the Marlins in a series at Miami from June 19 to June 22. They split a pair with the Athletics at Citi Field before losing three of four games at Pittsburgh. On June 30, the Mets ended the month with a 5-3 defeat to the Braves at Atlanta. The team stood eight and one-half games behind the first-place Braves in the division.


July

The Mets had fifteen victories and a .600 winning percentage in July. After beginning the month with a pair of losses in Atlanta, they won eight of ten games on an ensuing home stand. During this period, the team recorded its 4000th win with an 8-3 triumph over the Braves on July 8. Following the All-Star Break, the Mets had five wins and five defeats on a road trip to San Diego, Seattle and Milwaukee. From July 28 to July 30, they won two of three against the Phillies at Citi Field. The Mets had a won-lost record of 52-56 at the end of the month.


August

The Mets had 12 wins and 17 defeats in August. They began the month by losing three of four at home against the Giants. From August 5 to August 11, the team had four victories in seven games on the road at Washington and Philadelphia. Back at Citi Field, the Mets dropped three straight to the Nationals before recording 3-2 and 7-3 wins over the Cubs on August 15 and August 16, respectively. At Los Angeles on August 24, the team pulled off a triple play in its 11-3 victory over the Dodgers. They concluded the month with three wins in six games at home against the Braves and Phillies. The Mets stood fourth in the N. L. East standings, fourteen games behind the division-leading Nationals at month’s end.


September

The Mets had a 15-10 won-lost record in September. They began the month by winning twice in each of three games at both Miami and Cincinnati. The team swept a three-game series against the Rockies at Citi Field from September 8 to September 10. After finishing the home stand with five losses in seven games against the Nationals and Marlins, the Mets chalked up a three-game sweep in Atlanta between September 19 and September 21. They dropped two of three at Washington before concluding the season with a pair of victories in a three-game series against the Astros at Citi Field. The Mets ended up tied for second place with the Braves in the N. L. East, seventeen games behind the division champion Nats.