Series win over SF shows Mets are for real

The Mets had the 8-game winning streak snapped, but they proved to be true contenders by taking the series from battle-tested San Francisco squad.

Heading into Sunday's game the New York Mets were sitting just four games away from breaking their franchise winning streak of 11 games. In the first two games of the weekend series,  the San Francisco Giants were the latest team in a long line of casualties, leaving Jake Peavy and Matt Cain both to flounder in back-to-back losses from a spirited five-run effort from their lineup against the right-hander Jacob deGrom. In just two games the Mets outscored the @Giants 19-6, thanks in large part to a 12-run inning that set a new team record. Not only did the team take eight wins this season, but they have also taken 11 out of their 12 last contests and then clinched five series in a row.

            The Mets are doing just more than revving up from run production. they have exhibited the ability to strengthen their roster at every position with the help from second baseman Neil Walker. Walker’s .625 slugging percentage coupled with the Amazin's bullpen posting league-best 2.35 bullpen ERA have helped the team get off to a fantastic start. Another was left-hander Steven Matz, who limited the batters from two runs in his last 19 1/3 innings pitched. While deGrom has proved that he could pitch out a ham during his win third win this season, Michael Conforto is still destroying righties with his .387 average and drilled  a two-run double off the top of the left-field wall on Saturday. Conforto is hitting .407 over his past 14 games with the same number of runs scored with nine doubles, four home runs and 15 RBIs. Finally, Yoenis Cespedes has hit a grand slam after the sustaining leg injury for several days.

            There’s still room for improvement for the Mets. They are pacing themselves for another appearance this October. While Noah Syndergaard is slightly behind David Price for the league-best K/9 ratio, with 12.8 strikeout rate. Even though Syndergaard and the Mets fell short on Sunday, their series win helps cement the team as a true contender in the National League. 


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