Everything is going well for the New York Mets in the second half of 2019. These three players have dominated the diamond most.
Since the All-Star Break, the 2019 New York Mets have looked like a much different team. A combination of superior pitching and clutch hitting have lifted them from the bottom of the National League up into the Wild Card race.
Only a few weeks ago, if someone told you this team would have better than 50% odds to make the playoffs, you would have laughed at them. Who’s laughing now?
The team is in prime position to make a historic run. Many have said all year long “if not for the bullpen’s blown saves, they would be alive in the race.” You can’t take away that disastrous week at the end of May leading into June. It’s also impossible to remove the entire month of June where the team struggled in several areas. Fortunately, those games came early in the year and there’s an entire second half for the Mets to prove their worth.
They’ve done just that.
Since the second half began, we have witnessed several men turn their years around almost entirely. Non-producers like Robinson Cano even got in on the fun. Jeurys Familia has looked better and a healthy Justin Wilson has helped lock down some later innings.
Rather than run through all of the glorious performances, I’m going to check in on which members of the Mets have been the best in
the second half thus far. Limiting this list to just one position player, one starting pitcher, and one relief pitcher is a little tricky. To make sure everyone gets the respect they deserve, expect plenty of honorable mentions along the way.