An unsung Mets player who deserves more credit for the team's red hot June

This player has been a big boost for the Mets in June.
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What a difference a month makes for the New York Mets. After sitting at 11 games under .500 on May 29, the Mets have had an amazing turnaround as after sweeping their two-game series against the New York Yankees, the Amazins now sit at 39-39 thanks to a major-league best 15-6 in the month of June so far.

Everything has seemed to go well for the Mets as their pitching in both the rotation and bullpen has done a stellar job. The offense led by the likes of Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Mark Vientos and Francisco Alvarez has been raking against opponents as the Mets have scored 10 runs or more in five games so far this month. It has been an encouraging sight to see as many thought that just over a month ago, this team was dead in the water. If that has been any player however that has played like an unsung hero, it's been this first-year Met who is also coming off a strong series against the Bronx Bombers.

Why Tyrone Taylor deserves more credit for the Mets red hot June

Adding former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor the Mets roster may have turned out to be a great move by New York as the outfielder has been a huge lift for the team, especially in June. Taylor is coming off a great two-game series in his first Subway Series action as the young outfielder drove in four runs in two of the games and had a three-run homer on Wednesday in the sixth inning that broke the game open for the Mets. In June thus far, Taylor has seen his batting average climb from .227 to .278 in 36 at-bats and also put together a four-hit game against the Miami Marlins on June 12. And it's not just Taylor's offense that has given the Mets a huge lift so far.

With right fielder Starling Marte now on the injured list with a bone bruise in his right knee which could sideline him for at least four weeks, Taylor may get the bulk of the playing time in right field and he has certainly taken advantage of it. Taylor has also been available off the bench to sub for center fielder Harrison Bader on defense which has helped Bader stay healthy and be more productive both offensively and on defense as well.

Taylor deserves a fair share of credit for the Mets hot streak in June. He has been able to take advantage of the opportunities that are given to him and with Marte especially on the shelf for the foreseeable future.

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