Can The New York Mets Keep Their Form?
We’ve reached the quarter-point of the season, and the New York Mets hold one of the best records in baseball. They sit atop the NL East with a record of 29-17, which is 7.5 games above the second-place Phillies and Braves (who are both 21-24). First Baseman and 2-time home run derby winner Pete Alonso has been leading the charge offensively, hitting 11 home runs with 44 RBIs, all while hitting .275. As per usual with the Mets, the starting pitching as been on point: Taijuan Walker, David Peterson, and Max Scherzer all hold an ERA under 3.00, and Carlos Carrasco has already cast his ballot as comeback player of the year. If you believe in the Mets, you can place some bets on them at any of the New Jersey online gambling sites.
All this said, the looming injury cloud still casts over this Mets team. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob DeGrom has yet to make his 2022 season debut, and Max Scherzer is out for at least the next two months. Tylor Megill hit the IL after an excellent start to the season, and he joined relief pitchers Sean Reid-Foley and Trevor May. And to add insult to injury–or in this case, just injury to injury–Catcher James McCann is out for at least the next 4 weeks.
Despite all this, the Mets have kept their winning form. They’ve won 6 of their last ten games, and have shown their ability to score runs. Actually, that’s a bit of a theme for this Mets team so far this season–it’s very feast or famine. Of their last 10 wins, four have been by more than 4 runs. In fact, over that stretch, their average margin of victory is 3.7 runs. In the same breath, their average margin of LOSS in their last 10 losses is 3.4 runs, and they’ve given up more than 5 runs in six of those games.
Numbers aside, if you watch this Mets team, you can get the vibe that they’re different. A gritty team that hits of contact rather than power, and the hits come when they need to. If their injured players return in the manner they are supposed to, then we’re looking at a World Series contender. If they don’t, then it may be a bit harder–but in my eyes, this Mets team is here to stay. If you want to place an MLB future on the Mets, you can do so at any of the Michigan online gambling sites.