NOTES: Mets pitchers are 0 for 41 at the plate this year, the longest hitless streak for any team's pitchers starting a season since at least 1974, according to STATS. The Braves began 2008 and '11 with 0 for 39 slides. ... Murphy has succeeded in 27 consecutive stolen-base attempts, six shy of Kevin McReynolds' Mets record. ... New York is 6-0 when Recker starts this season. ... Jon Niese (1-2) starts the Mets' series opener on Tuesday at Philadelphia, where Cole Hamels (0-1) makes his first home appearance this season.