Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mets Monday, Vol. 7

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The Mets have a lot to learn from these fellas. Once again, since my last entry, they've gone 4-2, which isn't bad at all. The problem is, it's all part of a disturbing trend. Out of those four wins, the last three of them came in a sweep of the Marlins at Citi Field. For the second time this season, the Mets have won eight games in a row at home, where they now have a 22-9 record. That's a .710 winning percentage, which is pretty damn spectacular. And yet, they're only three games over .500 for the season. How's that?

Simple. They're 8-18 on the road. So it's hard to capitalize on all those home wins when you've got an away percentage of .307. That's... well, it's pretty damn awful.

There's a pretty true saying in baseball that if you can win two out of three at home and just break even on the road, you've got a good chance of being a championship team. The Mets are doing better than two out of three at home. So, how well would they be doing if they were breaking even on the road? They'd be 35-22, thirteen games over .500, with a win percentage of .614. They'd be tied with the Yankees with the second-best record in baseball behind Tampa Bay, and would obviously then have the best record in the National League.

Why aren't they winning on the road? Beats the hell out of me, it's the same team with the same players as it is at home, where the offense is hitting, the runs are scoring, and the pitchers, for the most part, are doing their job. It doesn't make any sense.

Lucky for me, though, I don't need to make sense out of it. They do. Hopefully they figure it out soon.

4 comments:

  1. Sunday, June 13. Pelfrey vs Orioles at Camden Yard. Mark it down on your calendar baby. First no hitter in Mets history!

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  2. These are the exact same words I said to you when you made the same comment last week:

    "You do know the rule about no-no's, right? STFU!!!!"

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  3. The Cubs and White Sox almost showed Marc how it's done on the Sunday night game. Pelfrey, meanwhile, gave up a hit to the first batter.

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  4. Yep, the product of two weeks' worth of Pongo jinxing him.

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