The NY major league baseball Mets are doing better then they ever have in a sarting season….
Neil Paine over at FiveThirtyEight takes a look at them right now…
A couple of weeks ago, it was anybody’s guess as to which version of the New York Mets would show up for the 2018 season. Would it be something like the 2016 edition, a solid ballclub that reached the NL wild-card game on dominant pitching and a streaky offense? Or the 2017 squad, an injury-riddled catastrophe from almost start to finish? Or maybe some third kind of team: one possibly able to coalesce into a legitimate contender with better health and a new manager?
A great (and also frustrating) thing about baseball is that, 14 games into the schedule, we still don’t really know the answer. But what few clues the 2018 Mets have provided are mostly encouraging. At 12-2, including Sunday’s walk-off victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, New York is baseball’s second-best team record-wise, trailing only the Boston Red Sox. Ability-wise? Maybe not quite so much. But the team has at least shown that, when it’s healthy — a caveat that perpetually hangs over the franchise — it has the potential to break into MLB’s upper echelon….
They lost last night 8-6 to the Nationals…
And I dodn’t get too excited about the team until after the All Star Game every year….
image….New York Mets’ Wilmer Flores, left, runs the bases after hitting a ninth-inning walkoff solo home run as Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Matt Albers heads to the dugout after allowing the hit during a baseball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Kathy Willens, AP)