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Nationals, Braves have more wins at Citi Field in second half than the Mets

Nationals, Braves have more wins at Citi Field in second half than the Mets

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger
A literal black cloud hangs over Citi Field, as well as the figurative one that has been there since the All-Star break. (AP)

Sometimes you see a statistic and you're sure it's right, but you just have trouble believing it. That happened to me this morning as I was reading the always enlightening UniWatch Blog. From the news ticker section, was a link to a tweet from ESPN on Wednesday:

Now, there's no way in heck I'm going to doubt the fine folks at Elias Sports Bureau, but I still wanted to see for myself.

Here are the games the Mets have won at home since the All-Star break:
Aug. 9, 6-1 vs. Marlins
Aug. 12, 6-5 vs. Braves
Aug. 25, 3-1 vs. Astros
Aug. 26, 2-1 vs. Astros

The Nationals' six wins at Citi Field since the break:
July 23, 8-2
July 24, 5-2
July 25, 5-2
Sept. 10, 5-1
Sept. 11, 5-3
Sept. 12, 2-0

The Braves have five wins at Citi Field in the second half:
Aug. 10, 4-0
Aug. 11, 9-3
Sept. 7, 3-0
Sept. 8, 11-3
Sept. 9, 3-2

Colorado swept its four-game series at Citi Field, Aug. 20-23.

Overall this season, the Mets are 30-41 at home and 4-21 at home since the break (meaning they were 26-20 at home at the break). The Mets are 15-17 on the road since the All-Star Game. They've been swept in six-game homestands twice during this stretch and lost five in a row to start a seven-game homestand last month.

No wonder current Nationals and former Mets manager Davey Johnson told 106.7 The Fan (via CBSNewYork.com) that "Citi Field is like a morgue here."

New York gets a break from its home field blues to go to Milwaukee for three games starting Friday and then returns home for a season-ending 10-game homestand against the Phillies, Marlins and Pirates.

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