Stat of the Day: Homer-happy Mets

8:35 PM UTC is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Mets this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

June 20: Nationals 5, Mets 2 -- Mets scoring on homers
It's been home-run-or-bust in recent days for New York, which scored just nine runs during its four-game series in Washington. Over their last 45 innings dating to Wednesday, the Mets have scored 10 times, with nine of those runs coming on homers. The only exception was a Francisco Lindor RBI single on Saturday.

June 19: Mets 5, Nationals 1 (Game 1) -- Lindor's huge game
Francisco Lindor's five-RBI performance in Game 1 of the doubleheader marked the third time in his career he had driven in at least five runs in a game. His career high was seven in the Indians' 9-3 win over the Rangers on July 2, 2018.

June 18: Nationals 1, Mets 0 -- A new Lu
Joey Lucchesi posted a 9.19 ERA in his first six outings of the season, but he has since produced a 1.19 ERA in five starts. The southpaw has credited that to a more regular routine as a member of the rotation, plus some mechanical adjustments that have stopped him from tipping pitches.

June 17: Cubs 2, Mets 0 -- Stroman a marathon man
Marcus Stroman went seven strong innings, marking the eighth straight outing in which he's completed at least six innings. It's the longest such streak of his career.

June 16: Mets 6, Cubs 3 -- deGrom continues to rake
Before departing Wednesday's game against the Cubs due to right shoulder soreness, Jacob deGrom ripped a run-scoring single for his sixth RBI of the season. By contrast, deGrom has only allowed four earned runs in 11 starts. He's batting .423 (11-for-26).

June 15: Mets 3, Cubs 2 -- Walker's tremendous intro
Taijuan Walker's 2.12 ERA is the second-lowest in history by a Met in his first 12 starts with the franchise, trailing only Al Leiter, who produced a 1.70 ERA over his first 12 starts after joining the Mets in 1998.

June 14: Mets 5, Cubs 2 -- No hospitality from Mets' rotation
Mets starting pitchers have produced a 1.68 ERA at Citi Field this season. That's by far the lowest by a Major League starting staff since at least 2002. Next on the list is the rotation of the 2016 World Series champion Cubs, which posted a 2.25 ERA at Wrigley Field.

June 13: Padres 7, Mets 3 -- Lindor heating up
Remember when Francisco Lindor was slumping? That appears to be long in the past, as Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double to increase his OPS to 1.001 over his last 13 games. Eight of Lindor's 15 extra-base hits on the season have come during that stretch.

June 12: Mets 4, Padres 1 -- Mets stingy at Citi
The Mets have allowed three runs or fewer in 11 consecutive home games, their longest such streak since going 14 straight games in 1968. They've allowed two or fewer runs in 17 of their 22 home games this season.

June 11: Mets 3, Padres 2 -- A mind-boggling deGrom fact
Jacob deGrom's two-run single in the fifth inning gave him more RBIs (five) than earned runs allowed (four) this season. He is the first pitcher since RBIs became an official stat in 1920 to have more RBIs than earned runs over any 10-start stretch in a single season.

June 9: Mets 14, Orioles 1 -- MLB's top pitching trio
Taijuan Walker's seven strong innings in the Mets' win over the Orioles left him with a 2.07 ERA -- sixth in the Majors among qualified pitchers, but only second on New York's staff. Jacob deGrom leads the Majors with a 0.62 ERA, and Marcus Stroman ranks 15th with a 2.41 mark, making the Mets the only club with three starters in the Top 15.

June 8: Orioles 10, Mets 3 -- Peterson allowing runs in bunches
In allowing three runs to the Orioles in the second inning of a 10-3 loss on Tuesday, David Peterson gave up three or more in an inning for the sixth time this season. Only Luis Castillo of the Reds has allowed more rallies of at least three runs.

June 6: Mets 6, Padres 2 -- 29 straight days in first
The Mets have spent 29 straight days alone in first place, and are guaranteed to remain there for at least a full month. It's their longest stretch alone in first since Aug. 3, 2015, through the end of that season.

June 5: Mets 4, Padres 0 -- deGrom moves up charts
With his whiff of Eric Hosmer in the sixth inning, deGrom passed Sid Fernandez for fourth place on the Mets' all-time strikeout list with 1,450. Tom Seaver holds the Mets' record with 2,541 strikeouts, followed by Dwight Gooden (1,875), Jerry Koosman (1,799) and deGrom.

June 4: Padres 2, Mets 0 -- Lucchesi goes longer
The Mets have been careful not to let Joey Lucchesi see a lineup the third time through in any of his starts this season, leading to many abbreviated outings. But Lucchesi was efficient enough to record two outs in the fifth inning against the Padres, marking the first time all year he's retired anyone past the fourth inning.

June 3: Padres 4, Mets 3 -- Darvish a NY nemesis
Yu Darvish singled and doubled against Taijuan Walker for his second multihit game against the Mets in the past three seasons. It's the same number that every other Major League pitcher -- combined -- has against the Mets over that stretch.

June 2: Mets 7, D-backs 6 -- Hot start for Mets' bats
The Mets opened the game with six consecutive hits, marking the second time in franchise history that they had done so, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The first time occurred on June 25, 1979, against the Pirates. This time, the six hits came from Jonathan Villar, Francisco Lindor, James McCann, Pete Alonso, Kevin Pillar and Dominic Smith. Five of the six were singles, while McCann's was a three-run homer.

June 1: D-backs 6, Mets 5 (10) -- Smith busts homer slump
Dominic Smith belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning, ending a drought of 138 at-bats without a home run. He hadn't gone deep since the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader against the Phillies on April 13. Smith also had his first three-RBI game since driving in four on Sept. 11, 2020.