The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets are the only two teams in the NL East with a record below .500 and a negative run differential. That can help explain why Mets tickets for this weekend’s series are averaging just $60.49, 38 percent below the Mets season average at Citi Field of $98.06. It’s also well below the $78.13 average price for Phillies tickets on the road. It certainly doesn’t help that both teams are on a prolonged losing streak. The Mets have lost six of their last seven, including a three-game sweep in Miami, while the Phillies have lost four straight. The Phillies have only been on the Mets schedule once before, and the Mets won that one 6-1 in Philadelphia back on April 29.
5/9 PHI Roberto Hernandez vs. NYM Jenrry Mejia | Avg. Price: $50.92 | Get-in Price: $14
It’s another weekend full of promotions for the Mets. Friday is a t-shirt giveaway, and is also the cheapest game of the weekend. That’s even with young flamethrower Jenrry Mejia on the mound. Mejia has a 3-0 record, but has gotten roughed up at the end each of his last two outings. Tickets are averaging just $50.92 and the get-in price is just $14.
5/10 PHI Kyle Kendrick vs. NYM Dillon Gee | Avg. Price: $66.97 | Get-in Price: $18
Prices jump to the highest of the weekend for Nolan Ryan bobblehead day. It probably doesn’t hurt that Dillon Gee will be on the mound; the righty has easily been the Mets most consistent starter this season. He’s second on the team in ERA and has only given up two runs in his last four starts. Tickets are averaging $66.97 for the game, and $18 to get into Citi Field. Kyle Kendrick has been consistent for the Phillies too. He’s given up over three runs just once, and has completed seven innings in half his starts.
5/11 PHI Cole Hamels vs. NYM Jon Niese | Avg. Price: $63.58 | Get-in Price: $18
The Mets are celebrating Mother’s Day with a mom and kids t-shirt giveaway. Mets fans are hoping there will be a lot to celebrate. This is the same exact match-up the Mets won 6-1 back in Philadelphia. Niese leads the Mets with a 1.82 ERA, while displaying the best control of his career, walking just over two batters per nine innings. Tickets are averaging $63.58, and the same $18 get-in price as Saturday. That price could certainly be worth the potential offensive explosion the Mets have in store. Cole Hamels has struggled this season, giving up 11 runs in his last two starts.