The Mets have been among the worst teams at home not just this year, but over the past six seasons. And it's a fact.
In breaking down the Mets' home-road splits over the past decade, Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci found that the Mets have scored the fewest runs at home among all 30 teams between 2013 and 2018.
And it goes beyond run support. Since 2013, the Mets have had six of the seven lowest BABIPs (batting average on balls in play) for a team in a season at home. No Mets team has collectively hit better than .273, and the 2018 Mets have a .262 BABIP, which is the worst BABIP for a team at home in six years.
When Citi Field opened in 2009, it was an extreme pitcher's park. In an effort to produce more offense, the Mets moved the fences in for a first time in 2011 and did so again in 2014.
"We don't know why, but something is going on in this ballpark and the way we play here," Mets hitting coach Pat Roessler told Verducci.
But they have shown they can hit, especially on the road. This year, their .305 road BABIP ranks fifth in the majors, but the difference is 43 points. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017, the Mets ranked among the top 11 teams in road BABIP.
Meanwhile, in five of the past six years, the Mets have ranked 30th in BABIP at home.