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Taking Away The Positives

* The Mets are 10-5 against teams currently holding the wild card spot (5-3 vs Giants, 3-1 vs Rockies, 2-1 vs Red Sox).

* Luis Castillo, hitting .312, ranks second in the major leagues in highest batting average by a player with 0 or 1 home runs (Juan Pierre: .322)

* The Mets lead the NL in stolen bases, and rank second in the league in triples.

* Carlos Beltran's batting average (.336) is 16 points better than Albert Pujols. David Wright's also 4 points up on Pujols at .324

* Nelson Figueroa's .333 batting average is the best for any pitcher this season with a minimum of 10 plate appearances.

* Omir Santos has a commanding lead in every possible category in the race for most "anything" by an Omir.

* Darren O'Day (3 IP) and Billy Wagner (2 IP) will tie the Mets record for best ERA in a single season with their 0.00 efforts.

* Among those pitchers who have started a game for the Mets this season, none has a record worse than two games below .500.

* Pedro Feliciano trails by only 3 games (he's pitched 70) in the race for the NL lead. if he finishes first, he'd be the first NL pitcher to lead his league in games pitched in back to back years since Paul Quantrill (2002-2003)

* For those familiar with the stat, the Mets are performing exactly how their Pythagorean projection would expect them to perform...for those unfamiliar: Projected win percentage= (Runs squared)/(Runs squared) + (Opponents runs squared)

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