The Mets will be going for their eighth straight victory at Citi Field this afternoon and extend their Major League Best 21-9 home record.
Jerry Manuel, in explaining the Mets’ road woes, said they don’t take the same offense approach. There’s more trying for the long ball instead of going the opposite way and working the count. They let getting away from Citi Field’s long dimensions get to them.
“If you see us play at home, I expect us to win the division,” said Jeff Francoeur, who takes a nine-game hitting streak into today’s game.
Hisanori Takahashi, who pitched six-scoreless innings in each of his first two starts since entering the rotation, will attempt to rebound from his Memorial Day pasting by the Padres in San Diego.
Takahashi said he didn’t change anything last Monday, but only the results were different.
Coming off big games yesterday were David Wright, who hit his tenth homer of the season; Ike Davis, who went 4-4; and rookie Ruben Tejada, who doubled home a run, but isn’t in the lineup today.