All of a Sudden, The Mets Are Scoring Runs in Historic Fashion
What's gotten into the New York Mets?
After struggling all season to score, the Mets posted 16 runs in defeating the Orioles in Baltimore on Wednesday, then set a franchise record with 24-runs in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Thursday in Philadelphia.
Not only did the Mets re-write their own franchise record for runs scored, their 24-4 win in Game 1 was also a franchise best for margin of victory. And, Mets.com says their historic 48-hours set league records, too:
The Mets became the first team to score a combined 40 runs over two games since the Red Sox in 1953, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and the first National League club to score 15 or more in consecutive games since the New York Giants in 1933.
Although Brandon Nimmo's 5-for-5 performance stands out, it has truly been a team effort. Jose Bautista, Austin Jackson, Michael Conforto, Todd Frazier and Kevin Plawecki have all had breakout games.
The Mets, however, cooled off a bit in the nightcap of Thursday's double-dip, losing 9-6 to the Phillies.
Despite their outbursts this week, the Mets are still 15 games under .500 (52-67). Prior to the 46 runs they scored in the last three games, Mickey Callaway's club ranked 25th in Major League Baseball with an average of 3.97 runs per game (according to teamrankings.com).