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I was trying to wait for 50 homeruns to make this post, but I guess I will have to settle for 49.  Here are compilations of the homeruns.  

The picture on the left shows each of the first 49 homeruns represented in my usual format:  Red dots are homeruns in all wall configurations, Green dots are homeruns in the 2011 and 2012 configuration, and Yellow dots are homeruns in the 2012 configuration.  In addition, I have drawn lines separating Left, Center, and Right fields (30 degrees drawn from homeplate), and added counters for how many homeruns there have been in each arc.  Finally, I have noted the number of homeruns have fit into each fence configuration category (Red, Green, and Yellow).

The picture on the right shows the homeruns separated by Mets hitters (blue) and Opponents (Red).  The size of each dot represents how many runs it scored.  The largest dots are grandslams, the smallest are solo homeruns.

So, a few facts we can draw from this:

  • There are 14 extra homeruns this season that would not have occurred using last seasons outfield fence configuration.  That is an increase in homeruns of 40%.
  • 9 of these extra 14 homeruns were hit by the Mets (64%)
  • These extra homeruns have scored 27 extra runs, which is an increase of 49% in runs scored via homeruns in Citi Field.
  • 17 of these 27 extra runs have been scored by the Mets (63%)
  • 24 homeruns have been hit by the Mets in Citi Field, 25 by the opposition.
  • There have been 82 total runs scored via homeruns in Citi Field, 42 by the Mets, 40 by the opposition.

Without the new fence configuration, the Mets would have been out homered 15 to 20.  Additionally, without the new fence configuration, the Mets would have been outscored (by homeruns) 25 to 30.  In other words, moving in the fences increased the runs scored via homeruns for the Mets in Citi Field by 68% (or you could say 40% of all of the runs scored by the Mets in Citi Field via the homerun have been allowed due to moving in the fences).