Mets are most average team in 50 years

Say this for the New York Mets, they have been decidedly average. The Mets enter Tuesday's game in Atlanta with a 65-66 record. They have not been more than a game away from .500 since July 31, when they were 53-51.

The streak of 27 straight games remaining within a game of .500 is the third-longest streak in major league history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The record is 39 straight games by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939. The runner-up: The 1959 Chicago Cubs, who were within a game of .500 for 29 straight games.