Dorothy said, "there's no place like home" and to the Mets, that's clearly true. On their current road trip, they are 1-5, including two losses to the cellar-dwelling A's and a sweep at the hands of the Mariners. Not even a start on Saturday, by Pedro Martinez, who was 13-0 against Seattle, could stop the bleeding. The Mets have now lost 9-11 and Newsday points out they are 3 games below .500 for the first time since April 11th.

Where did the New Mets go? Gothamist thought that the New Mets were supposed to beat teams with losing records like the A's and the Mariners, not fold up camp and lose. Before yesterday's 11-5 loss, the Mets scored a dismal three runs in their four losses. While the Mets have been losing, the other teams in the NL East have continued to play well, putting the Mets in a hole as we near the midway point of the season.

The Mets have a three game series in Philadelphia before they return to New York to play the Yankees in The Bronx to wrap up their road trip. Hopefully, just being back in New York will help the Mets in their weekend series against their cross-town rivals. Then again, tt seems like only the old Mets travel on the road.

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