Keys to a Series Win
Keep the Swings Coming
Seriously, New York: Stay aggressive and keep swinging the bats.
That’s all it takes.
The Mets scored 17 runs in their series with Cleveland this past weekend. They arrived at Cleveland having scored just 20 runs all season.
Since then they’ve averaged 5.7 runs after stumbling and bumbling through their first homestand.
On Friday they mashed four home runs, doubling their season total up until that game in a 6-5 victory.
Keep it up.
Of course, what’s the use of good offense without any equally great pitching?
Great pitching is something the Mets can certainly provide, and should certainly provide.
The Mets’ series starters need to stay efficient, going at least six innings in every game. New York’s bullpen is taxed. They need a break, or at the very least, less pressure.
There’s no doubt Thor will get the job done, and the ageless, unshakeable Bartolo is about as consistent as they come. Verrett is the only question mark here. Still, he’s capable of making quick work with the baseball, as he showed last week.