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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

State of the Mets. June 1. Part 1 of 3.

The Mets have played 52 games, and are 26-26. After tomorrow night's game, 1/3 of the season will have been played already. I will look back at my pre-season predictions for the players stats and highlight the good, bad and ugly over the next few days.

Today I will just hit on some overall thoughts:

The Good:
  1. The Mets are only 3 1/2 games out of first place and 4 games out of the Wild Card
  2. They are tied for 3rd place in the NL East
  3. They are playing great at home with the best record in baseball 19-9
  4. In the two months they have won eight games in a row and five games in a row (vs Yanks and Phillies) and looked like a team to beat during those times.
  5. Mike Pelfrey has made huge strides this year in becoming an ace, as he's 7-1 with a 2.54 ERA
  6. All of this despite not having gotten a single game from Carlos Beltran (who is hoping to play an extended spring training game this week)
The Bad:
  1. Although the Mets are 4 games out of the Wild Card, they have to jump 5 teams ahead of them and two teams tied.
  2. They are also tied for last place in the NL East
  3. They have the second worst road record in baseball, 7-17.
The Ugly:
  1. John Maine and Oliver Perez numbers as a starter: 1-6, 6.04 ERA, 1.9 WHIP and 6.5 walks/9 innings.
  2. They lost five games via walk-off in May (2nd most in franchise history), and finished the month 12-17.
  3. Besides the two winning streaks noted above, they haven't won more than back-to-back games any other time.

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