|2022 New York Mets|
|National League Wild Card|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Billy Eppler|
|Local television||SportsNet New York|
PIX 11 (CW affiliate)
(Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez)
|Local radio||WCBS 880 AM (English)|
New York Mets Radio Network
(Howie Rose, Wayne Randazzo)
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The 2022 New York Mets season was the 61st season in the franchise's history, 14th at Citi Field, and second under majority owner Steve Cohen.
On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, thus ending the lockout. Opening Day was played on April 7. Although MLB previously announced that several series would be cancelled due to the lockout, the agreement provides for a 162-game season, with originally canceled games to be made up via doubleheaders.
On April 15, the Mets unveiled a long-awaited statue of legendary pitcher Tom Seaver by the main entrance to Citi Field. The statue which features Seaver's iconic drop-and-drive delivery, stands to the right of the Home Run Apple. It measures 10 feet high, 13½ feet long and is made of 2,000 pounds of bronze and 1,200 pounds of stainless steel, and stands on a granite mound. "The Franchise" statue came in nine separate pieces, weighs 33,600 pounds and was sculpted by William Behrends.
On July 9, the Mets retired Keith Hernandez's No. 17, which is immortalized on the left field overhang at Citi Field. He became only the 7th Mets player to be honored.
On August 27, the Mets retired the No. 24 jersey once worn by Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays as part of their Old Timers' Day ceremonies. Mays finished his historic career with the Mets. He became the 8th Mets player to have his number retired.
On September 19, the Mets clinched their first playoff appearance since 2016. It was their 10th playoff berth in franchise history.
After leading the National League East for most of the season (at one point, the team had a 10+1⁄2 game lead in the division), the Mets endured an underwhelming September. A resurgent Atlanta Braves team, which also swept the Mets in the final weekend of the regular season, won the NL East, leaving the Mets to settle with the first Wild Card spot.
On October 4, the Mets earned their 100th win of the season, the team's fourth 100-win season in franchise history and their first since 1988. They ended the season 101–61, the second most wins in a season in franchise history behind only the championship team of 1986.
The Mets were defeated in the Wild Card Series by the San Diego Padres, losing in three games. The Mets are the first team in MLB history to produce only one hit in a winner-take-all playoff game. In addition to being the eighteenth 100-win team to not win a postseason series, they became the first 100+ win team to fail to reach the Division Series since it was put into effect in 1995.
Main article: 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout
The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place. As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.
The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.
Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League will adopt the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery will be implemented, the postseason will expand from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches will appear on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.
|2022 New York Mets|
|New York Mets||101||61||0.623||—||54–27||47–34|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||111||51||0.685|
|St. Louis Cardinals||93||69||0.574|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
|New York Mets||101||61||0.623||+14|
|San Diego Padres||89||73||0.549||+2|
|San Francisco Giants||81||81||0.500||6|
Source: NL Standings Head-to-head
Updated with the results of all games through October 5, 2022.
|Mets Win||Mets Loss||Game Postponed|
|Bold = Mets team member|
|2022 Game Log|
Overall: 101–61 (Home: 54–27; Away: 47–34)
April: 15–7 (Home: 6–3; Away: 9–4)
May: 19–10 (Home: 12–5; Away: 7–5)
June: 13–12 (Home: 6–4; Away: 7–8)
July: 17–8 (Home: 7–5; Away: 10–3)
August: 19–11 (Home: 13–4; Away: 6–7)
September: 15–11 (Home: 7–6; Away: 8–5)
October: 3–2 (Home: 3–0; Away: 0–2)
|2022 Postseason Game Log|
Overall: 1–2 (Home: 1–2; Away: 0–0)
NL Wild Card Series: 1–2 (Home: 1–2; Away: 0–0)
National League Wild Card Series
On April 29, during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets pitchers threw a combined no-hitter, the first in the team's history. With 159 pitches, starting pitcher Tylor Megill, along with relief pitchers Drew Smith, Joely Rodríguez, Seth Lugo and closer Edwin Díaz held batters to a total of 6 walks and 13 strikeouts. This milestone is the second no-hitter in franchise history (the first was a solo effort in 2012 by Johan Santana against the St. Louis Cardinals) and the 17th combined no-hitter in MLB history. This was the second no-hitter as a manager for Buck Showalter, previously as the manager of the New York Yankees when Jim Abbott pitched a no-hitter during the 1993 season.
The Mets made franchise history with their biggest ninth-inning comeback in 25 years in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies on May 5. Down 7–1 entering the ninth inning, the Mets rallied with seven runs in the top of the inning to defeat the Phillies 8–7.
Team leaders are in bold.
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; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage; TB = Total Bases
|J. D. Davis||66||181||26||43||8||1||4||21||1||20||66||.238||.324||.359||65|
Team leader are in bold.
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; WHIP = Walks plus hits per inning pitched; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|R. J. Alvarez||0||1||11.57||3.00||1||0||0||2.1||4||3||3||3||2|
|Bryce Montes de Oca||0||0||10.80||2.70||3||0||0||3.1||7||4||4||2||6|
See also: Minor League Baseball
|AAA||Syracuse Mets||International League||Kevin Boles|
|AA||Binghamton Rumble Ponies||Eastern League||Reid Brignac|
|High-A||Brooklyn Cyclones||South Atlantic League||Luis Rivera|
|Low-A||St. Lucie Mets||Florida State League||Robbie Robinson|
|Rookie||FCL Mets||Florida Complex League||David Davalillo|
|Rookie||DSL Mets 1||Dominican Summer League||Manny Martínez|
|Rookie||DSL Mets 2||Dominican Summer League||Yucary De La Cruz|