If you're a New York Mets history nerd like myself, you know that it's no secret that over the course of the last decade especially, the team has not been able to win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. It seems like no matter how good or bad the Mets and Cubs are whether the Mets are having a good year or a bad year, they cannot beat them in the Windy City.
It is such a confusing thing to understand that no matter where the Mets are in the standings and what month the team is currently playing in, they cannot find any kind of sustainable success against the Cubs. And after their latest series loss against Chicago this past week, you won't believe what the Mets record is in the regular season at Wrigley Field over the last 20 years.
The Mets have won less than 20 games at Chicago in the last 20 years
Despite salvaging the finale of the series, the Mets still have a hard time finding a groove on the south side. In fact, according to The Mets Ultimate Database, since 2003 they have gone 19-43 in the regular season against the Cubs at Wrigley Field with an overall record since 1962 of 176-211. They have been swept seven times in the last 20 years against the Cubs as well. And in the last 20 seasons overall, they have lost an overall 15 series at the friendly confines as many call it but I'm not sure the Mets would call it quite that.
It's crazy to think that no matter where the Mets are in their season whether it's April or August or no matter how good or bad of a season the team may be having, they can't win at the stadium. Though they were able to win the finale of this series against the Cubs, it will be interesting to see if they can take that momentum of winning that game into next season and for years to come.