This looks like a good time to play the Mets. Of course, the Mets might be saying the same thing about the Diamondbacks as the two prepare for a four-game series in New York.
June was not particularly kind to either -- the D-backs were 12-15, their first losing month of the season, and the Mets were 12-16, falling 13 games behind the division-leading Braves. At 33-45, New York has the third-worst record in the National League, ahead of only Miami and Milwaukee.
The Mets are 15-25 at Citi Field, the fewest home victories in the majors and the lowest home winning percentage in the NL, and their offense, with Marlon Byrd hitting cleanup, is one of the worst in the majors. Manager Terry Collins' team is 30th in batting average, 29th in slugging percentage, 28th in on-base percentage and 25th in runs. Because of injuries and ineffectiveness, the Mets started only four players Sunday who started the season opener.
Pitching matchups: Monday -- LHP Wade Miley (4-7, 4.55 ERA) vs. RHP Sha...