The New York Mets have been simply magnificent in their last stretch of games. After completing a recent sweep of the Miami Marlins they have improved to a 13-1 record over the course of their last fourteen games. With Mickey Callaway at the helm of the team, they have started to climb back into the playoff race, currently just a game back from the wildcard spot in the National League (NL).
The Mets’ active 13-1 run is their best 14-game stretch in 29 years.
The Mets went 16-1 from June 17 to July 6, 1990.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 7, 2019
For the first time since the beginning of May, the Mets have a winning record and are above .500 when it comes to winning percentage. Being led by the charge of energy provided by rising star Pete Alonso who nabbed his 37th home run in the contest with the Marlins today helping him carry this team. He’s not alone, but as a rookie he has turned heads and shocked plenty of people who may have counted the Mets out from day one and put himself in the running for the Rookie of the Year award.
The offense has been clicking lately, even with the loss of Robinson Cano who tore his hamstring but will be returning before the end of the season. The Mets “failed” at the trade deadline by not being able to flip Marcus Stroman who was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays and trade Noah Syndergaard who had a hefty asking price, but perhaps it worked out better for them. Since their trade deadline failure, they have been on a role, really finding a groove and becoming a contender in the NL which will only benefit them as the season goes on.
The Mets will look to climb back into the Wildcard race and possibly chase down the Atlanta Braves who are first place in the NL East division at the moment. They are surging and are going to do everything they can to keep things rolling like possibly bringing in someone who was DFA’s like San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik or Colorado Rockies reliever Greg Holland to add depth to the team.