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3 overreactions from the opening weekend

Apr 10, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco
Apr 10, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco / Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Mets overreaction: This team is never going to strand a runner in scoring position

Remember when the Mets couldn’t score runs? So much for that. This team is actually hitting with runners in scoring position. They aren’t necessarily doing it much with the home run either. This Mets club relies more on singles and doubles. It might not be the most popular for the analytic geeks. For this club, it seems to be working.

The Mets may never strand a single runner in scoring position ever again. How realistic is this overreaction? Entirely impossible. They already have been imperfect when it comes to scoring everyone from second or third. But this is our chance to overreact. It’s the one time of the season when we can be a little ridiculous with our predictions. We can fall on swords too early or make plans for a championship parade.

The Mets offense had a successful first weekend although it wasn’t an overwhelmingly dominant one. They got a few important home runs, the most impressive of which included a bat flip from Pete Alonso after hitting a no-doubter granny.

Although they came a little short on Sunday in their 4-2 loss, the offense was not putrid. They still had seven hits.

For a full overreaction, the Mets will learn from this mistake and go on to go 161-1; or maybe something close to it, right?

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