HOUSTON -- Mets manager Terry Collins said he liked what he saw from his team in April. The club went 13-10 to start to season. Considering youth, injuries and now illness, it was a pretty good stretch.
"I'm very pleased with the first month of the season," Collins said. "With what we've gone through so far, we've had some our key guys banged up. We've had a couple of our guys that we expected to swing the bats that haven't and in the meantime some guys have picked up the load and carried us.
"We're sitting here right now, going into the month of May, in pretty good shape."
But the month of May will be trying. The Mets are 2-2 on their current six-game road trip and will play 14 of their next 21 games on the road. New York is 5-5 away from Citi Field this year, the same road record it held last year after 10 games.