Mets Resurgent Offense On Full Display In 13-1 Victory Over Giants
Only .5 game out of first place in the NL East.
The New York Mets offense is on fire, the hottest team in baseball, having won nine of their last ten games and only trailing by a .5 game behind the first place Washington Nationals.
On Friday, the offense made franchise history when they scored 12 runs in the third inning to blow open a 0-0 tie against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.
Since their 2-5 start, the Mets have been on a tear going 12-2, and winners of their last seven games.
The early woes for the Mets were the result of their non-existent offense and new additions, Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera, trying to find their place on the roster.
But after losing two of three to the Miami Marlins from April 11-13, the Mets took two of three from the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies, and swept the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds.
The explosion of wins can be attributed to an offense that now looks unstoppable led by Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, and Curtis Granderson.
Cespedes has hit safely in his last nine games, batting .351 (13 for 37), six home runs, and 17 RBI’s. The biggest output in that span during Friday’s game as he finished 2 for 4, with a grand slam home run and six RBI’s.
Conforto, whose star continues to shine brighter after each start, is batting .380 (19 for 50), in his last 13 games, with eight doubles, and 12 RBI’s, while also hitting safely in his last seven games.
Walker has been a great surprise to a fan base that has not been happy with the departure of Daniel Murphy, but after witnessing the quick and powerful bat of Walker, a new love affair has begun. The former Pirates second baseman, has been on a tear in his last 10 games, batting 16 for 41 (.390), with six home runs, and nine RBI’s, while tied for the Major League lead in home runs (9).
Granderson, has also joined the hitting party as he is batting .382 (13 for 34) and 10 runs scored in his last nine games in the lead-off spot.
The buzz in New York was initially around their young pitching staff that can and will be the best in baseball, but the offense was a question mark early but not anymore and the signing of Cespedes, and bringing Walker and Cabrera to the Mets have added great depth to a team that is hoping to make it back to the World Series and this time with more fire power.
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