The New York Mets put together an 8-game winning streak from August 3rd to August 10th – the team’s longest since winning 9 straight in April of 2018.
Former Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman was traded to his hometown Mets at the deadline, but even he would not have predicted this type of run.
Citi Field is buzzing with optimism. Even the Mets’ social media personnel are feeling themselves.
Sorry, you were saying? https://t.co/8CNC33w0Ks
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 10, 2019
Here are a few standout numbers and statistics from this miraculous run that has put New York back into playoff contention.
On July 31, the Mets were 4.5 games back of the 2nd Wild Card spot in the NL with 4 teams ahead of them. New Yorkers felt the Mets needed to sell. Zach Wheeler was as good as gone. Noah Syndergaard was soon to follow.
Instead, the Mets shocked everyone, buying Stroman at the deadline and continuing their push for a postseason berth.
A week and a half later, the Mets’ front office looks genius. New York is just a half game out of the 2nd Wild Card spot and has the most momentum in the Major Leagues.
Over this 8-game win streak, New York averaged 6.75 runs per game while allowing 3.0. Check out the offensive explosion.
|Runs per G||HR per G||XBH per G||Avg Total|
The Mets hit for far more power during this streak and are scored more runs because of it. Despite this uptick in offensive production, the Vegas totals are remaining constant. This is a sign that value is present!
The Mets had a team ERA of 4.51 before this winning streak – 16th in the MLB. Their pitching was quite average, mediocre.
Not only did New York start scoring more runs per game, but they have also kept their opponents off the scoreboard. Throughout the 8-game streak, the Mets posted a team ERA of 3.00.
How many MLB teams had lower ERAs during this same span? Only 4 – the Indians, Dodgers, Astros, and Rays.
What do these 4 teams have in common? Each is well over .500 and in prime position for a playoff spot. 3 are in first place in their respective divisions. The Mets are in good company.
One. That is the number of errors the Mets committed during their 8-game winning streak. For a team that currently ranks 22nd in fielding percentage, this is an amazing achievement.
It’s funny how these things work. The Mets play flawless defense and win 8 straight. On Sunday the 11th, New York committed 2 errors against Washington and lost the game. Defense matters.
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