2015 Fence Balance (more details):
Mets 2 HR, 2 Runs
Opponents 9 HR, 11 Runs
In the first half of 2015, in Citi Field, the Mets have out homered their opponents 44 to 39, and outscored them 66 to 54. A modest margin, but it offers the team a slight home field advantage. The new 2015 fences have disproportionately benefited their opponents, surrendering 7 more homeruns, and 9 more runs, to their opponents. The Mets haven’t hit a homerun over the shorter 2015 fences since May 1st, while their opponents average one every five games, most recently benefiting from the shortened porch in both of the last two home games of the first half, scoring three runs on two homers.
Flores leads the pack with 15 RBIs, benefiting from four multi-run homeruns, including a grand slam and two three run shots. Duda follows in second with 13 RBIs on nine homeruns, only two of which had men on base, both three run shots. Oddly enough, Giancarlo Stanton leads with the most homeruns over the shortened 2015 porch, with two homers (out of 11), both solo shots.
Of the pitchers, Matt Harvey has been hurt the most by the long ball, surrendering 12 runs on 7 homers, four of which had men on base, including a 3 run shot. Colon comes in a close second with 10 runs on 7 homers, including a 3 run homer and a 2 run homer. Unsurprisingly, Niese and Gee follow with the third and fourth slots.
One thing I was personally surprised by, as I was compiling statcast data on these homeruns, I noticed that from May 31st through June 15th, the statcast system was not functioning correctly in Citi Field. I do not know why, but this tainted more than a quarter of the available data, making it impossible to draw any conclusions. However, the fact that Statcast was down for such a prolonged period of time on its own is an interesting piece of information, even if it is irrelevant to the homeruns themselves.