Mets are most average team in 50 years

August, 31, 2010
8/31/10
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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.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187