3. The Dominance Of Pitching
We all witnessed what went down during October of 2014. The year of the pitcher turned into the postseason of the pitcher as Madison Bumgarner sent chills down our spines.
Furthermore, the Kansas City Royals bullpen did the same along the AL route to the 2014 World Series.
Neither the Giants nor the Royals were equipped with a solid lineup. They each did the right things at the plate and in the base-paths with timely-hitting and smart small-ball.
Unfortunately the Mets aren’t able to handle the small-ball game with their lack of speed and smarts, but the timely-hitting factor could come in handy.
If that ingredient joins the likes of a pitching staff who currently sports the third-lowest ERA in the game (3.23), the Mets have legitimate postseason hopes.