2010 New York Mets season

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2010 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
General manager(s) Omar Minaya
Manager(s) Jerry Manuel
Local television SportsNet New York
WPIX (CW affiliate)
Local radio WFAN (English)
WQBU-FM (Spanish)
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The New York Mets' 2010 season was the franchise's 49th season and their second at Citi Field. The team was attempting to rebound from the injury plagued 2009 season as they sought their first postseason appearance since 2006. However, they failed in their goal, earning a 79-83 record and second consecutive fourth place finish in the NL East, leading to the firing of manager Jerry Manuel and the dismissal of general manager Omar Minaya at the conclusion of the season.

Offseason[edit]

On November 6, 2009, the Mets declined to exercise relief pitcher J. J. Putz's 2010 team option, who subsequently signed with the Chicago White Sox.[1] Catcher Brian Schneider and shortstop Wilson Valdez signed contracts to the Philadelphia Phillies. Nelson Figueroa would also later join the Phillies on Opening Day upon being acquired off waivers from the Mets. On November 30, 2009, the Mets re-signed Alex Cora to an identical one year $2 million deal. They also signed former San Diego Padre catcher Henry Blanco and former Astro Chris Coste. In December 2009, the Mets signed pitchers Ryota Igarashi and Kelvim Escobar.

On December 29, the Mets signed outfielder Jason Bay to a four year $65 million deal.[2] On January 5, 2010, the Mets signed R.A. Dickey to a minor league contract. On January 13, 2010, Carlos Beltran underwent knee surgery, and did not return until after the All-Star break.[3] On January 22, 2010, The Mets acquired outfielder Gary Matthews, Jr. along with 21 million of the 23.5 million he was due of the last two years of his contract from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for relief pitcher Brian Stokes.[4]

The Mets signed right-handed pitcher Josh Fogg to a minor league deal on January 29, 2010, extending him an invitation to Spring Training. The Mets also re-signed former member Mike Jacobs to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training.[5] The Mets also continued this offseason's trend of signing catchers by finalizing a deal with catcher Rod Barajas.[6] The Mets later invited Raul Valdes to spring training during March. He'd eventually make it on the roster in early April after Sean Green was placed on the disabled list.

On March 11, 2010, the Mets announced that starting shortshop José Reyes would miss 2–8 weeks after being diagnosed with a hyperthyroid problem, but on March 24, the Mets announced that he would return for camp that same day and would be ready for the first weekend series vs the Washington Nationals.[7]

Regular season[edit]

April[edit]

The Mets opened their season at home with a 7–1 victory over the Florida Marlins. After a shaky 4–8 start and questions surrounding the lineup, they called up highly touted prospect Ike Davis. The call-up and the surprising emergence of starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey who ended the month 4–0, with a NL leading 0.69 ERA along with the rest of the pitching staff, resulted in positive momentum for the Mets. They went 9–1 on a ten-game homestand, having done that twice in their history. They finished the homestand with an overall record of 13–9 and leading the NL East by a ½ game over the Phillies. The Mets wrapped up the month with a 9–1 win over the Phillies, giving them a 14–9 record and a 1½ game lead in the East.

May[edit]

The Mets followed their successful April by slumping to a 12–17 finish in May. However, after starting the month 6–14, the team's fortunes appeared to turn around beginning with a 5–3 victory over their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, on May 22. The Mets went on to win their three game series against the Yankees, and followed it up with a three game sweep of their NL East rivals, the first place Philadelphia Phillies. The series, in which the Mets shut the Phillies out in all three games, marked the first time the Mets had shut out a team three days in a row since 1969—when the Mets shut out the Phillies three games in a row in September.[8] It was also only the third time since 1876 that a first place team was shut out in all games of a sweep.[9] The Mets finished 12–17 in May and an even 26–26 overall, having gone 6–4 from May 20 onward.

June[edit]

The Mets had a strong June, continuing their winning ways at Citi Field with a nine game home winning streak extending from May. The team finally won a series on the road, compiling a 7–2 record from June 11 to the 20th, sweeping the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians before losing two of three against the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. The Mets' resurgence was due in part to R. A. Dickey, Hisanori Takahashi and Jon Niese bolstering the starting rotation as well as José Reyes and David Wright emerging from their early season struggles to lead the team's offense. The Mets finished June 18–8, 1½ games behind the Atlanta Braves for the NL East lead and holding the NL Wild Card lead.

July and August[edit]

The Mets went into July in second place behind the Atlanta Braves. In the final series before the All-Star break, which began with the Mets just three games out of first, the Mets lost two of three to the Braves, dropping them to four games back. They never recovered, struggling for the rest of July, culminating with a 2-9 West Coast road trip, including a sweep at the hands of the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks. Their season spiraled downward further when in August, Francisco Rodriguez beat up his father-in-law in front of the other players' family. In the process, Rodriguez tore a ligament in his hand and, needing surgery, his season was ended. As a result, the Mets began the process of trying to void his contract, and placed him on the disqualified list, not paying him for the remainder of the season. In July Jason Bay suffered a concussion that he would never return from. Jeff Francoeur was traded to the Texas Rangers as August came to an end.

September and October[edit]

The season ended when Oliver Perez earned his fifth loss of the season by hitting a batter then issuing three straight walks in the 14th inning against the Washington Nationals. The Mets lost the game 2-1.

Game Log[edit]

Legend
Mets Win Mets Loss Game Postponed
2010 Game Log


Season standings[edit]

NL East
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 .599 54–30 43–35
Atlanta Braves 91 71 .562 6 56–25 35–46
Florida Marlins 80 82 .494 17 41–40 39–42
New York Mets 79 83 .488 18 47–34 32–49
Washington Nationals 69 93 .426 28 41–40 28–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

TEAMS vs. ARI vs. ATL vs. CHC vs. CIN vs. COL vs. FLA vs. HOU vs. LAD vs. MIL vs. NYM vs. PHI vs. PIT vs. SDP vs. SFG vs. STL vs. WSN vs. AL
Arizona 3–4 1–6 2–5 9–9 3–3 4–3 5–13 3–4 5–1 2–4 2–4 8–10 5–13 4–5 3–4 6–9
Atlanta 4–3 4–2 3–2 2–4 11–7 5–1 5–3 5–2 11–7 8–10 6–3 4–2 4–3 2–6 8–10 9–6
Chicago 6–1 2–4 4–12 2–3 4–2 7–11 3–4 9–6 3–4 4–2 5–10 3–5 2–5 9–6 4–2 8–10
Cincinnati 5–2 2–3 12–4 2–5 5–2 10–5 5–4 11–3 4–2 2–5 10–6 2–4 3–4 6–12 4–3 8–7
Colorado 9–9 4–2 3–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 7–11 5–4 3–3 1–6 3–4 12–6 9–9 3–4 5–3 9–6
Florida 3–3 7–11 2–4 2–5 4–3 3–3 4–2 4–4 12–6 5–13 6–2 3–6 2–5 3–2 13–5 7–8
Houston 3–4 1–5 11–7 5–10 4–2 3–3 2–4 8–7 3–4 4–3 11–4 2–5 2–7 10–5 4–4 3–12
Los Angeles 13–5 3–5 4–3 4–5 11–7 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–10 8–10 3–4 3–3 4–11
Milwaukee 4–3 2–5 6–9 3–11 4–5 4–4 7–8 2–4 5–2 1–5 13–5 3–4 2–5 8–7 4–2 9–6
New York 1–5 7–11 4–3 2–4 3–3 6–12 4–3 4–3 2–5 9–9 6–1 3–3 3–4 3–3 9–9 13–5
Philadelphia 4–2 10–8 2–4 5–2 6–1 13–5 3–4 4–2 5–1 9–9 2–4 5–2 3–3 4–4 12–6 10–8
Pittsburgh 4–2 3–6 10–5 6–10 4–3 2–6 4–11 3–4 5–13 1–6 4–2 0–6 2–4 6–9 1–5 2–13
San Diego 10–8 2–4 5–3 4–2 6–12 6–3 5–2 10–8 4–3 3–3 2–5 6–0 12–6 3–4 3–3 9–6
San Francisco 13–5 3–4 5–2 4–3 9–9 5–2 7–2 10–8 5–2 4–3 3–3 4–2 6–12 3–3 4–2 7–8
St. Louis 5–4 6–2 6–9 12–6 4–3 2–3 5–10 4–3 7–8 3–3 4–4 9–6 4–3 3–3 3–3 9–6
Washington 4–3 10–8 2–4 3–4 3–5 5–13 4–4 3–3 2–4 9–9 6–12 5–1 3–3 2–4 3–3 5–13

October 3, 2010 - final for 2010 NL season


Roster[edit]

2010 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases; BB = Base on Balls; K = Strike Outs AVG = Batting average;

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG
José Reyes 133 563 83 159 29 10 11 54 30 31 63 .282
David Wright 157 587 87 166 36 3 29 103 19 69 161 .293
Ángel Pagán 151 579 80 168 31 7 11 69 37 44 97 .290
Jason Bay 95 348 48 90 20 6 6 47 10 44 91 .259
Jeff Francoeur 124 401 43 95 16 2 11 54 8 29 76 .237
Ike Davis 147 523 73 138 33 1 19 71 3 72 178 .264
Rod Barajas 74 249 56 30 11 0 12 34 0 8 39 .225
Carlos Beltran 64 220 21 56 11 3 7 27 3 30 39 .255
Josh Thole 73 202 17 56 7 1 3 17 1 24 25 .277
Luis Castillo 86 247 28 58 4 2 0 17 8 39 25 .235
Alex Cora 62 169 14 35 6 3 0 20 4 10 16 .207
Henry Blanco 50 130 10 28 5 0 2 8 1 11 26 .215
Gary Matthews, Jr. 36 58 9 11 3 0 0 1 1 6 24 .190
Fernando Tatís 41 65 6 12 4 0 2 6 0 6 19 .185
Chris Carter 100 167 15 44 9 0 4 24 1 12 17 .263
Rubén Tejada 78 216 28 46 12 0 1 15 2 22 38 .213
Lucas Duda 29 84 11 17 6 0 4 13 0 6 22 .202
Mike Pelfrey 32 62 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 2 13 .113
Johan Santana 27 62 2 11 3 0 1 1 0 0 22 .177
Mike Hessman 32 55 6 7 2 1 1 6 0 8 23 .127
Frank Catalanotto 25 25 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 .160
Mike Jacobs 7 24 1 5 1 0 1 2 0 3 7 .208
Jon Niese 30 53 3 10 2 0 0 4 0 8 27 .189
Jesús Feliciano 54 108 12 25 4 1 0 3 1 6 12 .231
Luis Hernández 17 44 4 11 1 0 2 6 1 2 7 .250
Nick Evans 20 36 5 11 3 0 1 5 0 1 10 .306
R. A. Dickey 25 51 7 13 2 0 0 5 0 3 8 .255
Joaquín Árias 22 30 5 6 1 0 0 4 0 2 6 .200
John Maine 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000
Óliver Pérez 17 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .111
Hisanori Takahashi 51 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .063
Fernando Martínez 7 18 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 .167
Dillon Gee 5 12 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 .167
Mike Nickeas 5 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .200
Raúl Valdés 36 10 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .400
Pat Misch 12 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125
Justin Turner 4 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125
Ramón Ortiz 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Jenrry Mejía 30 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Fernando Nieve 39 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bobby Parnell 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Pitching[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits; R = Runs; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts; ERA = Earned run average;

Player G GS W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA
Mike Pelfrey 34 33 15 9 1 204.0 213 88 83 68 113 3.66
Johan Santana 29 29 11 9 0 199.0 179 67 66 55 144 2.98
R.A. Dickey 27 26 11 9 0 174.1 165 62 55 42 104 2.84
Jon Niese 30 30 9 10 0 173.2 192 97 81 62 148 4.20
Hisanori Takahashi 53 12 10 6 8 122.0 116 51 49 43 114 3.61
Pedro Feliciano 92 0 3 6 0 62.2 66 24 23 30 56 3.30
Raúl Valdés 38 1 3 3 1 58.2 59 33 32 27 56 4.91
Francisco Rodríguez 53 0 4 2 25 57.1 45 14 14 21 67 2.20
Elmer Dessens 53 0 4 2 0 47.0 41 14 12 16 16 2.30
Óliver Pérez 17 7 0 5 0 46.1 54 37 35 42 37 6.80
Fernando Nieve 40 1 2 4 0 42.0 37 28 28 22 38 6.00
Manny Acosta 41 0 3 2 1 39.2 30 13 13 18 42 2.95
John Maine 9 9 1 3 0 39.2 47 29 27 25 39 6.13
Jenrry Mejía 33 3 0 4 0 39.0 46 21 20 20 22 4.62
Pat Misch 12 6 0 4 0 37.2 43 20 16 4 23 3.82
Bobby Parnell 41 0 0 1 0 35.0 41 13 11 8 33 2.83
Dillon Gee 5 5 2 2 0 33.0 25 10 8 15 17 2.18
Ryota Igarashi 34 0 1 1 0 30.1 29 24 24 18 25 7.12
Ramón Ortiz 16 2 1 2 0 30.0 33 22 21 16 21 6.30
Brian Bruney 19 0 1 2 0 17.2 21 18 15 20 16 7.64
Sean Green 11 0 0 0 0 9.1 7 6 4 8 12 3.86
Tobi Stoner 1 0 0 1 0 2.1 3 1 1 1 0 3.86


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Ken Oberkfell
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Tim Teufel
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Edgar Alfonzo
A Savannah Sand Gnats South Atlantic League Pedro López
Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones New York–Penn League Wally Backman
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Mike Difelice
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Sandy Alomar, Sr.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (November 6, 2009). "Mets decline 2010 option on reliever J.J. Putz". USA Today. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mets reach deal with Bay". SI.com. December 29, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Noble, Marty (January 14, 2010). "Beltran undergoes surgery on right knee". MLB.com. Mets.com. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (January 22, 2010). "Angels send Matthews, cash to Mets". ESPN. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ Heyman, Jon (February 10, 2010). "Mets sign Jacobs to minor-league deal". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ Waldstein, David (February 20, 2010). "Mets Sign Rod Barajas". New York Times. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mets' Jose Reyes out 2–8 weeks with thyroid problem". USA Today. March 11, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ Walker, Ben (May 28, 2010). "Mets shut out Phillies for third straight game". NBC Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ Cerrone, Matthew (May 28, 2010). "Elias: Mets Sweep Phillies was a Historical Series". Metsblog.com. Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
Preceded by
2009
New York Mets seasons
2010
Succeeded by
2011

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