2020 New York Mets
LeagueNational League
DivisionEast
BallparkCiti Field
CityNew York City, New York
Record26–34 (.433)
Divisional place5th
OwnersFred Wilpon
General managersBrodie Van Wagenen
ManagersCarlos Beltran (until January 16th), Luis Rojas (from January 24th onward)
TelevisionSportsNet New York (Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez)
RadioWCBS 880 AM (English)
New York Mets Radio Network
(Howie Rose, Wayne Randazzo)
Que Buena 92.7 (Spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Max Perez Jiminez)
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The 2020 New York Mets season was the franchise's 59th season and the team's 12th season at Citi Field. The team hired Carlos Beltrán to be their manager in November 2019, however in the wake of the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal, on January 16, 2020, Beltrán and the Mets agreed to part ways.[1] On January 24, 2020, Luis Rojas was hired as the Mets manager.[2] The season is also the last season to have Fred Wilpon as the team's majority owner before being sold to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen.

On March 12, 2020, MLB announced that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the regular season would be delayed by at least two weeks in addition to the remainder of spring training being cancelled.[3] Four days later, it was announced that the start of the season would be pushed back indefinitely due to the recommendation made by the CDC restricting large public events.[4] On June 23, commissioner Rob Manfred unilaterally implemented a 60-game season. Players reported to training camps on July 1 in order to resume spring training and prepare for a July 24 Opening Day.[5]

On September 23, the team suffered its 31st loss, sealing their third losing season in four years. On September 26, the Mets were eliminated from playoff contention in a 4–3 loss to the Washington Nationals, continuing a four-year-long playoff drought. The Mets finished the regular season 26–34, giving them a last place finish as a result of a 4–6 record against the Washington Nationals, who also went 26–34.[6] This was the first season since 2003 where the Mets finished last place in the National League East.

The Mets led MLB in batting average (.272) and OPS+ (122), however they also grounded into the most double plays (53, tied with the Milwaukee Brewers) and had the most runners left on base (445).[7]

Offseason

Transactions

2019

Season standings

National League East

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 35 25 0.583 19–11 16–14
Miami Marlins 31 29 0.517 4 11–15 20–14
Philadelphia Phillies 28 32 0.467 7 19–13 9–19
Washington Nationals 26 34 0.433 9 15–18 11–16
New York Mets 26 34 0.433 9 12–17 14–17


National League Division Leaders

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 43 17 0.717
Atlanta Braves 35 25 0.583
Chicago Cubs 34 26 0.567
Division 2nd Place W L Pct.
San Diego Padres 37 23 0.617
St. Louis Cardinals 30 28 0.517
Miami Marlins 31 29 0.517
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Cincinnati Reds 31 29 0.517 +2
Milwaukee Brewers 29 31 0.483
San Francisco Giants 29 31 0.483
Philadelphia Phillies 28 32 0.467 1
Washington Nationals 26 34 0.433 3
New York Mets 26 34 0.433 3
Colorado Rockies 26 34 0.433 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 25 35 0.417 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 19 41 0.317 10

Record vs. opponents

Source: MLB Standings Grid – 2020

Team ATL MIA NYM PHI WSH AL
Atlanta 6–4 7–3 5–5 6–4 11–9
Miami 4–6 4–6 7–3 6–4 10–10
New York 3–7 6–4 4–6 4–6 9–11
Philadelphia 5–5 3–7 6–4 7–3 7–13
Washington 4–6 4–6 6–4 3–7 9–11

Game log

Regular season

On April 28–30, the Mets were supposed to play against the Miami Marlins in the Puerto Rico Series in San Juan. But due to the pandemic, MLB canceled the Series.

2020 game log: 26–34 (Home: 13–17; Away: 13–17)
July: 3–5 (Home: 1–4; Away: 2–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Record
1 July 24 Braves 1–0 Lugo (1–0) Martin (0–1) Díaz (1) Citi Field 1–0
2 July 25 Braves 3–5 (10) Jackson (1–0) Strickland (0–1) Citi Field 1–1
3 July 26 Braves 1–14 Chacín (1–0) Porcello (0–1) Citi Field 1–2
4 July 27 @ Red Sox 7–4 Wacha (1–0) Osich (0–1) Lugo (1) Fenway Park 2–2
5 July 28 @ Red Sox 8–3 Peterson (1–0) Hall (0–1) Fenway Park 3–2
6 July 29 Red Sox 5–6 Hembree (1–0) Wilson (0–1) Workman (1) Citi Field 3–3
7 July 30 Red Sox 2–4 Pérez (1–1) Matz (0–1) Workman (2) Citi Field 3–4
8 July 31 @ Braves 10–11 Dayton (1–0) Lugo (1–1) Martin (1) Truist Park 3–5
August: 12–15 (Home: 6–6; Away: 6–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Record
9 August 1 @ Braves 1–7 Tomlin (1–0) Wacha (1–1) Truist Park 3–6
10 August 2 @ Braves 0–4 Matzek (1–0) Peterson (1–1) Truist Park 3–7
11 August 3 @ Braves 7–2 deGrom (1–0) Soroka (0–1) Truist Park 4–7
12 August 4 @ Nationals 3–5 Corbin (1–0) Matz (0–2) Hudson (2) Nationals Park 4–8
13 August 5 @ Nationals 3–1 Porcello (1–1) Fedde (0–1) Lugo (2) Nationals Park 5–8
14 August 7 Marlins 3–4 Tarpley (2–0) Wacha (1–2) Vincent (1) Citi Field 5–9
15 August 8 Marlins 8–4 Peterson (2–1) Castano (0–1) Citi Field 6–9
16 August 9 Marlins 4–2 deGrom (2–0) López (1–1) Lugo (3) Citi Field 7–9
17 August 10 Nationals 4–16 Corbin (2–0) Matz (0–3) Citi Field 7–10
18 August 11 Nationals 1–2 Scherzer (1–1) Porcello (1–2) Hudson (3) Citi Field 7–11
19 August 12 Nationals 11–6 Familia (1–0) Sánchez (0–3) Citi Field 8–11
20 August 13 Nationals 8–2 Peterson (3–1) Voth (0–2) Citi Field 9–11
21 August 14 @ Phillies 5–6 Neris (1–0) Lugo (1–2) Citizens Bank Park 9–12
22 August 15 @ Phillies 2–6 Nola (2–1) Matz (0–4) Citizens Bank Park 9–13
23 August 16 @ Phillies 2–6 Wheeler (3–0) Porcello (1–3) Citizens Bank Park 9–14
24 August 17 @ Marlins 11–4 Shreve (1–0) Yamamoto (0–1) Kilome (1) Marlins Park 10–14
25 August 18 @ Marlins 8–3 Wilson (1–1) Mejía (0–1) Marlins Park 11–14
26 August 19 @ Marlins 5–3 Díaz (1–0) Kintzler (1–2) Marlins Park 12–14
August 20 @ Marlins Postponed (COVID-19);[11] Makeup: Aug 25 [12]
August 21 Yankees Postponed (COVID-19);[11] Makeup: Aug 28
August 22 Yankees Postponed (COVID-19);[13] Makeup: Aug 30
August 23 Yankees Postponed (COVID-19);[13] Makeup: Sep 3
27 August 25 Marlins 0–4 (7) Bleier (1–0) Porcello (1–4) Citi Field 12–15
28 August 25 @ Marlins 0–3 (7) Smith (1–0) Hughes (0–1) Vincent (2) Citi Field 12–16
29 August 26 Marlins 5–4 Brach (1–0) Vincent (1–2) Citi Field 13–16
August 27 Marlins Postponed (strikes due to shooting of Jacob Blake); Makeup: August 31
30 August 28 @ Yankees 6–4 Lockett (1–0) Green (2–2) Díaz (2) Yankee Stadium 14–16
31 August 28 Yankees 4–3 Hughes (1–1) Chapman (0–1) Yankee Stadium 15–16
32 August 29 @ Yankees 1–2 Chapman (1–1) Betances (0–1) Yankee Stadium 15–17
33 August 30 @ Yankees 7–8 (8) Green (3–2) Díaz (1–1) Yankee Stadium 15–18
34 August 30 Yankees 2–5 (8) Holder (1–0) Smith (0–1) Cessa (1) Yankee Stadium 15–19
35 August 31 Marlins 3–5 Rogers (1–0) deGrom (2–1) Kintzler (7) Citi Field 15–20
September: 11–14 (Home: 6–7; Away: 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Record
36 September 1 @ Orioles 5–9 Eshelman (3–0) Kilome (0–1) Camden Yards 15–21
37 September 2 @ Orioles 9–4 Peterson (4–1) Means (0–3) Camden Yards 16–21
38 September 3 Yankees 9–7 (10) Díaz (2–1) Abreu (0–1) Citi Field 17–21
39 September 4 Phillies 3–5 Arrieta (3–4) Hughes (1–2) Workman (9) Citi Field 17–22
40 September 5 Phillies 5–1 Lugo (2–2) Howard (1–2) Citi Field 18–22
41 September 6 Phillies 14–1 deGrom (3–1) Nola (4–3) Citi Field 19–22
42 September 7 Phillies 8–9 (10) Workman (1–1) Castro (1–1) Neris (3) Citi Field 19–23
43 September 8 Orioles 2–11 Means (1–3) Wacha (1–3) Citi Field 19–24
44 September 9 Orioles 7–6 Familia (2–0) Harvey (0–1) Díaz (3) Citi Field 20–24
45 September 11 @ Blue Jays 18–1 deGrom (4–1) Anderson (0–1) Ramírez (1) Sahlen Field 21–24
46 September 12 @ Blue Jays 2–3 Ray (2–4) Lugo (2–3) Dolis (4) Sahlen Field 21–25
47 September 13 @ Blue Jays 3–7 Ryu (4–1) Peterson (4–2) Sahlen Field 21–26
48 September 15 @ Phillies 1–4 Arrieta (4–4) Porcello (1–5) Neris (4) Citizens Bank Park 21–27
49 September 16 @ Phillies 5–4 Castro (2–1) Neris (2–2) Díaz (4) Citizens Bank Park 22–27
50 September 17 @ Phillies 10–6 Wilson (2–1) Workman (1–3) Citizens Bank Park 23–27
51 September 18 Braves 2–15 Fried (7–0) Matz (0–5) Citi Field 23–28
52 September 19 Braves 7–2 Peterson (5–2) Anderson (3–1) Citi Field 24–28
53 September 20 Braves 0–7 Wright (2–4) Porcello (1–6) Citi Field 24–29
54 September 21 Rays 1–2 Fleming (4–0) deGrom (4–2) Anderson (6) Citi Field 24–30
55 September 22 Rays 5–2 Lugo (3–3) Snell (4–2) Díaz (5) Citi Field 25–30
56 September 23 Rays 5–8 Glasnow (5–1) Wacha (1–4) Citi Field 25–31
57 September 24 @ Nationals 3–2 Peterson (6–2) Corbin (2–7) Díaz (6) Nationals Park 26–31
September 25 @ Nationals Postponed (rain); Makeup: September 26 as part of a doubleheader
58 September 26 @ Nationals 3–4 (7) Scherzer (5–4) Castro (2–2) Harris (1) Nationals Park 26–32
59 September 26 @ Nationals 3–5 (7) Sánchez (4–5) Porcello (1–7) Hudson (10) Nationals Park 26–33
60 September 27 @ Nationals 5–15 Voth (2–5) Lugo (3–4) Nationals Park 26–34
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Mets team member

Roster

2020 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; AVG = Batting average; SLG = Slugging average

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB AVG SLG
Pete Alonso 57 208 31 48 6 0 16 35 1 24 .231 .490
Michael Conforto 54 202 40 65 12 0 9 31 3 24 .322 .515
J. D. Davis 56 190 26 47 9 0 6 19 0 31 .247 .389
Brandon Nimmo 55 186 33 52 8 3 8 18 1 33 .280 .484
Jeff McNeil 52 183 19 57 14 0 4 23 0 20 .311 .454
Dominic Smith 50 177 27 56 21 1 10 42 0 14 .316 .616
Robinson Canó 49 171 23 54 9 0 10 30 0 9 .316 .544
Amed Rosario 46 143 20 36 3 1 4 15 0 4 .252 .371
Wilson Ramos 45 142 13 34 6 0 5 15 0 10 .239 .387
Andrés Giménez 49 118 22 31 3 2 3 12 8 7 .263 .398
Luis Guillorme 29 57 6 19 6 0 0 9 2 10 .333 .439
Todd Frazier 14 49 5 11 2 0 2 5 0 1 .224 .388
Jake Marisnick 16 33 4 11 3 0 2 5 0 1 .333 .606
Robinson Chirinos 12 32 1 7 2 0 1 5 0 1 .219 .375
Yoenis Céspedes 8 31 3 5 1 0 2 4 0 2 .161 .387
Tomás Nido 7 24 4 7 1 0 2 6 0 2 .292 .583
Billy Hamilton 17 22 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 .045 .045
Guillermo Heredia 7 17 4 4 0 0 2 3 0 1 .235 .588
Brian Dozier 7 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .133 .133
Ali Sánchez 5 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111
Ryan Cordell 5 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .125
René Rivera 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250
Eduardo Núñez 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500
Juan Lagares 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .--- .---
Team Totals 60 2023 286 551 106 7 86 278 20 197 .272 .459

Source:[1]

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB SO
Jacob deGrom 4 2 2.38 12 12 0 68.0 47 21 18 18 104
Rick Porcello 1 7 5.64 12 12 0 59.0 74 41 37 15 54
David Peterson 6 2 3.44 10 9 0 49.2 36 20 19 24 40
Seth Lugo 3 4 5.15 16 7 3 36.2 40 22 21 10 47
Michael Wacha 1 4 6.62 8 7 0 34.0 46 26 25 7 37
Steven Matz 0 5 9.68 9 6 0 30.2 42 33 33 10 36
Jeurys Familia 2 0 3.71 25 0 0 26.2 20 11 11 19 23
Edwin Díaz 2 1 1.75 26 0 6 25.2 18 6 5 14 50
Chasen Shreve 1 0 3.96 17 0 0 25.0 17 12 11 12 34
Jared Hughes 1 2 4.84 18 0 0 22.1 23 17 12 14 21
Justin Wilson 2 1 3.66 23 0 0 19.2 18 10 8 9 23
Erasmo Ramírez 0 0 0.63 6 0 1 14.1 8 1 1 4 9
Robert Gsellman 0 0 9.64 6 4 0 14.0 22 15 15 8 9
Corey Oswalt 0 0 4.85 4 1 0 13.0 14 7 7 2 11
Brad Brach 1 0 5.84 14 0 0 12.1 8 8 8 14 14
Dellin Betances 0 1 7.71 15 0 0 11.2 12 10 10 12 11
Franklyn Kilome 0 1 11.12 4 0 1 11.1 14 14 14 9 13
Miguel Castro 1 2 4.00 10 0 0 9.0 11 5 4 8 14
Walker Lockett 1 0 5.63 2 1 0 8.0 9 5 5 3 8
Drew Smith 0 1 6.43 8 0 0 7.0 6 6 5 2 7
Paul Sewald 0 0 13.50 5 0 0 6.0 12 9 9 4 2
Ariel Jurado 0 0 11.25 1 1 0 4.0 9 5 5 0 2
Hunter Strickland 0 1 8.10 4 0 0 3.1 5 4 3 1 4
Luis Guillorme 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Todd Frazier 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Team Totals 26 34 4.98 60 60 11 513.1 511 308 284 219 574

Source:[2]

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Mets International League Chad Kreuter
AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies Eastern League Lorenzo Bundy
A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Rich Donnelly
A Columbia Fireflies South Atlantic League Reid Brignac
A-Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones New York–Penn League Ed Blankmeyer
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Chris Newell
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League David Davalillo
Rookie DSL Mets 1 Dominican Summer League Manny Martinez
Rookie DSL Mets 2 Dominican Summer League Yucary De La Cruz

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