3 reasons to believe the Mets can keep rolling

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Francisco Alvarez has been raking since his return from the IL
Francisco Alvarez has been raking since his return from the IL / Luke Hales/GettyImages
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2. Pitching help is on the way

The Mets' starters have been great during their recent surge. Luis Severino has pitched like an ace, proving that he was one of the best signings of this past offseason. His consistency has been integral to the Mets' success, especially as the bullpen has dealt with the loss of Brooks Raley for the year, Edwin Diaz to his recent 10-game suspension, and Drew Smith to the IL with an elbow sprain. In 15 starts this year, Severino's gone at least five innings in every one. Even better, he seems to be getting stronger as the year goes on. His six-inning, 10-strikeout performance against the Cubs on Sunday was his best outing of the year, and the fire he displayed in that game has been emblematic of the way team morale has turned in the past month.

Severino isn't the only starter getting the job done. Jose Quintana has settled down after a rocky May, and he's only allowed two runs in his past two starts. Sean Manaea has followed a similar path, as he's only allowed four in his past three.

Make no mistake, the Mets' bats have keyed their resurgence, but the pitching has been getting it done, too. Even better, help is on the way. Kodai Senga could be making his long-awaited season debut within the next month, and both Christian Scott and Jose Butto are also waiting in the wings. Scott showed a ton of promise during his major league stint, and his 2.76 ERA in AAA has shown that he's ready to come back up. Carlos Mendoza said there's a "good chance" the former Florida Gator gets the call during the team's upcoming stretch of 17 games in 17 days.

Butto was really good in seven starts in the bigs this year, pitching to a 3.08 ERA. He's kept it up in the minors, and at this point there's really no reason that Tylor Megill should be getting the ball every five days instead of him.