The New York Mets have a winning record since the start of July, but at 52-56 the Mets are seven games out of the division lead. The next series on the Mets schedule is against the San Francisco Giants. While the Giants have a 58-50 record and have been near the top of the NL West for most of the season, but have been on a bit of a skid recently. Mets tickets are averaging $74.02 for the series, down just six percent from the season average at Citi Field.
8/1 – SF Frank Vogelsong vs. NYM Jon Niese | Avg. Price: $70.50 | Get-in Price: $20
Jon Niese takes the mound for the first game of the series, and he’s had a rough stretch his last few times out. But overall Niese has had a solid season for the Mets compiling a 3.23 ERA in 114.1 innings. The average price of the game is $70.50 and the get-in price is $20. The first 10,000 fans to come to the stadium will also receive a Mets t-shirt.
8/2 – SF Jake Peavy vs. NYM Jacob deGrom | Avg. Price: $79.71 | Get-in Price: $24
The average price for Mets vs Giants tickets jumps up to $79.71 for Saturday’s game, the highest average of the series. The get-in price is $24 and there will be postgame fireworks. Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, and he has been better than people expected. Originally slotted to start in the bullpen, deGrom has made 14 starts and has a 2.79 ERA, which leads the team. He also has a team-leading 3.07 FIP, and has the highest strikeout rate on the team.
8/3 – SF Madison Bumgarner vs. NYM Bartolo Colon | Avg. Price: $72.86 | Get-in Price: $21
Bartolo Colon wasn’t traded at the deadline, so he’ll be making the start for the Mets on Sunday. Colon leads the Mets in WAR at 1.9, despite having the team’s worst ERA at 3.88. But he also has the team’s best walk rate, and leads the unit with 141.2 innings pitched and ten wins. Kids attending the game will receive a free Mets toy truck. Tickets are averaging $72.86 for the game and have a get-in price of $21.
8/4 – SF Tim Hudson vs. NYM Dillon Gee | Avg. Price: $73.02 | Get-in Price: $16
The final game of the series has an average price of $73.02 and a get-in price of $16. It’s been a rough go of it for Dillon Gee since he’s made it off the disabled list. His last start he gave up two runs in close to seven innings before departing with the bases loaded. But a grand slam by the next batter left five earned runs on Gee’s line. But before the injury Gee was one of the more successful pitchers in baseball in terms of ERA, and even with the rough start he has a 3.77 ERA this season.