Mets on the wrong side of home run history

This is the side of history the Mets do not want to be on.
New York Mets v Cleveland Guardians
New York Mets v Cleveland Guardians / Jason Miller/GettyImages

It has been a month to forget for the New York Mets to say the least. After being swept by the Cleveland Guardians and in the series finale game they were once up 3-0 on Wednesday, New York not only went 2-6 on their latest road trip, but since their six-game winning streak back in April, they have gone 9-20 and have fallen to a season worse seven games under .500 at 21-28. They also have only collected six wins in May as we head towards Memorial Day Weekend.

Three solo home runs in their series finale game against Cleveland by Pete Alonso, Harrison Bader and Jeff McNeil were not enough as a game-tying three-run homer by former Met Andres Gimenez in the bottom of the six and the bullpen not being able to hold firm has the Mets now spiraling out of control. As this series sweep was embarrassing enough for the Mets, they accomplished something even more embarrassing in historic fashion.

It has been over 20 years since the last time the Mets hit three home runs in back-to-back games and still lost

You read that correctly, this is the first time since 2002 that the Mets hit three home runs in back-to-back and lost them both. From the second game of the series on Tuesday where Mark Vientos, McNeil and Starling Marte all went yard in the Mets tough 7-6 loss and now this latest showing from New York in the series finale. It is almost impossible to fathom.

The Mets hit a total of seven home runs in this series as the Guardians only clubbed three and the Mets still couldn't collect a win or two in this series as they now sit 14 games out of first place in the National League East and in fourth place overall. New York has not won a series since since they took on the St. Louis Cardinals in early May and this latest series loss and sweep hurts even more for a team that is looking for anything positive.