Remember when the New York Mets struggled to score runs? Remember when fans were pleading for the Mets’ front office to make a move and add a bat? Remember when the Mets were just a bunch of young pitchers with no offensive support? Those days appear to be in the rear view mirror. The Mets’ offense is heating up like the summer air, and it is the offense that has this team loading up for an October run.
Baseballs have been flying out of parks all over the country at an alarming rate recently thanks to the summer temperatures, the once struggling Mets are one team taking advantage of the hitter friendly conditions. On Monday night, seven New York hitters combined to hit eight home runs against the Philadelphia Phillies. It is also the third time in the last four games that the Mets have scored 14 or more runs.
While some hesitation may be given because the outbursts took place in Colorado and in Philadelphia, the Mets still have an offense that is suddenly scary for an opposing pitching staff. This New York team has really taken off since the addition of Yoenis Cespedes, and now with the return of David Wright, this lineup has serious length and depth to it. Wilmer Flores has been hot since his non-trade, Curtis Granderson has had a brilliant year pacing the lineup, and the pitching staff is also very much capable of providing their own support with the bat.
When the Mets are not hitting, there is still that impressive young rotation to contend with as well. Soon, the Mets will be putting in place a six-man rotation to give rest to the likes of Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom to help with the workload. Will the young arms hold up the final few months of the season is a big question in the Big Apple.
The Mets are getting close to full strength at the plate, and they have the pitching talent to win series. New York is now in control of the NL East and are getting hot at the right time. With the final quarter of the season upon us, the Mets just may be primed and loaded to make a deep run. With the recent barrage of home runs, the offense certainly has found the boom sticks just in time for summer.