Citi Field's smaller dimensions helped opponents more than the New York Mets.
Of the 46 home runs this year that would not have cleared the old wall, 21 were hit by New York, according to figures compiled by the team.
The Mets erected a new blue fence in front of the old green wall at the 4-year-old ballpark, lowering the height needed for a home run to 8 feet from as much as 16 and cutting the distance from home plate by up to 12 feet.
Home runs increased to 155, up from 130 in 2009, 110 the following year and 108 last season, according to STATS LLC.
But opponents benefited the most. Visiting homers went up to 88, a boost from 81 in 2009, 47 the following season and 58 last year. It was the highest total against the Mets since 91 at Shea Stadium in 2001.
On April 20, rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis became the first left-handed Mets batter to clear Citi Field's left-field fence, which had been nicknamed the Great Wall of Flushing under the original dimensions. Nieuwenhuis did it again ...