The Mets Are The Hottest Team in Baseball and A Wild Card in the Playoff Race | Giant Mess


Of course I jinxed the shit out of the Mets with Tuesday’s show because Jeff McNeil went down with a hamstring injury and will go on the 10-day IL. Anyway, in this clip from ‘Giant Mess’, Mets fan Neal Lynch talks about…

  • This Week in Mets History (Tom Glavine in 2004, Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron in 2005)

Aug 10, 2004
Taking a cab to Shea Stadium from nearby LaGuardia Airport, Mets starting pitcher Tom Glavine is injured as the taxi collides with an SUV. The 38 year-old two-time Cy Young Award winner loses his front two teeth and needs over 40 stitches to close facial lacerations.

Aug 11, 2005
Mets outfielders Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron, running at full speed in an attempt to catch Padres David Ross’ seventh-inning short fly to short right-center, dive head-first into each other in one of the most horrific collisions in baseball history. Right fielder Cameron, who suffers a broken nose and multiple fractures of both cheekbones, will undergo facial surgery in San Diego, and his teammate, center fielder Carlos Beltran, fares a bit better, suffering a concussion and a small fracture in his cheekbone.

  • The Mets passing on Marcus Stroman in the 2012 Draft

In 2012, then GM Sandy Alderson passed on Stroman, who was selected out of Duke with the 22nd pick of the Draft by the Blue Jays. Instead, the Mets took high school shortstop Gavin Cecchini. Stroman’s height, at 5-foot-7, was the source of much debate.

Stroman through two Mets starts: 10.1 IP, 16 H, 7 ER, 1 HR, 5 BB, 12 K, 6.10 ERA

  • The amazing come-from-behind victory Friday night against the Nationals

Mets were 0-44 in games in which they trailed after 8 innings.

“Home teams, when down at least 3, going into the bottom of the 9th won 5 of 507 games this season, according to ESPN. Odds of the Mets winning in that spot, from real data, is less than 1 percent”

  • The amazing come-from-behind win Saturday night against the Nats

The Mets own the best record in MLB since the All-Star break at 18-6. They have given up an MLB-best average of 3.0 runs per game over that span.

The Mets went from 2nd-worst record in the NL to a tie for the 2nd Wild Card spot in 4 weeks.

August 12, 1969:
The New York Mets woke up 8.0 GB in the NL East standings

August 12, 2019:
The New York Mets wake up 8.0 GB in the NL East standings

They’ve won eight series in the second half, which equals their first half total.

  • Todd Frazier’s clutch game-tying 3-run homer off Sean Doolittle
  • Michael Conforto’s game-winning base knock off Sean Doolittle

Conforto joins Daryl Strawberry and David Wright as the only 3 Mets to have 100 home runs through age 26. Since the All-Star Game, Conforto’s got 8 HR, 19 RBI and his home run pace through 115 games is 33.

  • Luis Guillorme’s game-tying home run — the first of his MLB career
  • JD Davis being engulfed in flames 

In the 30-day period between July 8 and August 6 — as the Mets’ playoff odds have increased by 35 points — Davis has slashed .385/.468/.615 in 77 plate appearances. His 187 wRC+ during this time is the seventh-highest in baseball.

J.D. Davis has an OPS of 1.186 at home this season. That’s the third-highest home OPS by any player with at least 100 PA this season behind Charlie Blackmon (1.305) and Christian Yelich (1.289).

  • Seth Lugo taking over the closer role?
  • A look ahead at the upcoming schedule (Braves, Royals, Indians)
  • Edwin Diaz losing his closer role

 

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