When something good has happened this season with the Mets, John Buck usually has been involved. He was again Sunday.

Buck’s second-inning home run into the second deck in left-center field was his career-best seventh this month. He has drilled more homers in 17 games than all of the Mets’ catchers had last season.

He also threw out Denard Span trying to take second base in the sixth inning after snaring a Dillon Gee pitch in the dirt.

"With the start that some guys have had so far, I don’t know where we’d be without John Buck," Terry Collins said. "John Buck seems to be in the middle of everything that’s good right now."

Buck led the majors with 22 RBI entering Sunday night’s game — one of only four Mets to produce at least that many in April.

"It felt pretty good," Buck said of his homer off Jordan Zimmermann. "Obviously it’s a guy throwing hard, too. I think [that] helped give it a little extra juice. That might be all I’ve got."