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NY Mets: 5 things we must see in the second half for a successful season

Jul 4, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 6, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; New York Mets catcher James McCann (left) and relief pitcher Trevor May (65) celebrate on the field after defeating the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

What has gone right needs to continue to work out in the Mets’ favor

For a more positive spin on this topic, let me compliment the Mets on what they have done well this year. The bullpen has been terrific, the healthy starters have been tremendous, and the team has been able to come up with many clutch hits when needed.

There is a reason why the Mets are in first place. Sure, the NL East is underperforming. This doesn’t mean they are just the least-bad team in the worst division; although it is true.

Mustering together wins has been a specialty of this club. In the second half, we need to see more of it.

Guys like Jeurys Familia with zero expectations heading into the season need to continue to do well. Reserves such as Tomas Nido need to have their days when they are in the starting lineup and come up with a clutch hit. There’s no “i” in “team” but there is a “Met.” And this Mets team has played like that—a team.

Against many great odds, the Mets have done more than stay relevant this year. Every piece has worked well at times and that’s why we’re heading into the second half feeling pretty good.

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The MLB season is a long one and we’re only a little more than halfway through. Get excited for more Mets baseball. If the first half was any indication, prepare yourself for a fun ride.

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