The Mets did something that nobody thought they could do. Throughout the month of August, they went and scored some runs.
The New York Mets started off the 2018 season in a very good way. We all know how that went, they began 11-1 and had the best record in baseball for a day or two. Then we sucked. Throughout the months of May, June, and July, the team just couldn’t score or win games.
Then August came around, and even though we were already out of it, they started playing like every game mattered. One highlight of the month was on the 16th, when they destroyed the Phillies by a score of 24-4.
The rest of the month seemed to be just as good for the team, especially when it came to scoring runs. They scored 145 runs that month, which was just three runs behind the Cardinals, who scored the most in the National League.
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Their 145 was good for 4th best in the majors. It was definitely a high point for the Mets as they scored 97 runs in July, which was 26th in the majors. In June they were even worse, scoring just 87 runs. Entering August, the teams best month was April, where they scored just 112 runs.
The last time that the Mets scored more than 140 runs in a month was last May. The 2015, 2007, and 2006 teams were the only Mets teams to score more than 145 runs in the month of August since the turn of the century.
Pitching wise, the team has also been doing very well in August. They pitched to a 3.58 ERA and recorded 266 strikeouts. Their 266 strikeouts were 2nd best in the National league, just one behind the Braves. In July, the Mets were dead last in the National League with 183 strikeouts.
This was the only time all decade the Mets recorded 260 strikeouts in a month. usually it’s difficult for a team just to record 240 in a month.
What does this mean for the team going forward? Can their streak of scoring runs and striking guys out continue into September? Can it continue into next season and allow for the team to start winning games right away?
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Who knows what’s going to happen in the future, maybe the team isn on the right path, but for know it’s cool to bask in the glory of one of their best months ever.