The 2022 New York Mets season will go down as one of the best in franchise history. 101 wins is quite an accomplishment and is one Mets fans should be proud of. Yes, the team didn't end up winning the division title but if you told me entering this season that the Mets would be a 101-win team with a spot in the playoffs, I would've been thrilled.
This team dealt with injuries and adversity, yet it stuck together and performed well until the end. This season saw the Mets debuts of guys like Max Scherzer and Starling Marte and the resurgences of guys like Edwin Diaz and Jeff McNeil.
This Mets team is as good as any in baseball and even with the disappointing ending to the regular season, I believe they have a legitimate shot to make a deep run through October.
This regular season was easily the best one I've ever experienced as a Mets fan. I felt they would win every night and actually had a real reason to. This season included some of the best comebacks I've ever seen as a baseball fan, let alone a Mets fan.
10) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 8/31 vs Dodgers
As September approached, the Mets were finishing a very rough August schedule with a series at home against the best team in baseball, the Dodgers. The Mets split a series in Los Angeles earlier in the year, so whoever would win this three-game series would take the season series.
After a narrow 4-3 defeat in the opener, the Mets were looking to even up the series on a Wednesday night. This night would be Timmy Trumpet's second attempt at playing the trumpets live at Citi Field when Edwin Diaz entered.
The pitching matchup was elite. The Dodgers were throwing first-time all-star Tyler Anderson while the Mets had Jacob deGrom on their side.
The Mets struck first on a Starling Marte two-run home run in the third. This would be all the Mets needed as Jacob deGrom dominated one of the best lineups in baseball.
deGrom would go seven innings allowing just a Mookie Betts solo home run in the sixth inning. deGrom would give up three hits, one walk, and strike out nine.
This game featured the catch of the year when Brandon Nimmo robbed Justin Turner of a game-tying home run in the seventh.
With a 2-1 lead after seven, the Mets called on Adam Ottavino to pitch the eighth. The quality set-up man got through the inning with ease, including striking out Mookie Betts.
After the Mets did not score in the bottom of the eighth, Timmy Trumpet blasted the trumpets in front of a crowd of 41,799 rowdy Mets fans. Edwin Diaz was facing a lot of pressure to lock this save down and he did not disappoint.
Diaz got Trea Turner, Freddie Freeman, and Will Smith in order to secure a big 2-1 win for the Mets. This was one of the cleanest games played this season and could be a preview of a matchup in October.