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Mets stay Red Hot; Pummel Texas for 6th-straight Win

The New York Mets are starting to find their groove midway through the month of June. A few weeks ago we were all talking about how they should sell at the deadline. A players-only meeting was held after a 10-3 loss to the Dodgers in a game that saw reliever Jorge Lopez launch his glove into the stands after a frustrating outing. 

The team meeting was called by Francisco Lindor and it allowed everyone to air out their frustrations and reset their focus back to baseball. Carlos Mendoza started to tinker with the team's batting order to find a combination that was going to give this team the best chance to win.

Here we sit 15 games after the nightmare loss to LA, and New York has an 11-4 record, becoming the hottest team in baseball. If you want to go even further, in a more “Metsy” state, they are 5-0 since the Grimmace from McDonald's threw out the first pitch at Citi Field!

During the stretch there have been contributions from all over the roster and some key situations finally going New York’s way. The finale in London was the perfect example of how this team was now finding ways to squeak out wins instead of losses. With the Phillies down a run and the bases juiced, Drew Smith, who had walked in the previous run, helped induce a game-ending double play. 

Key Players

During the recent streak a few guys have stood out to help jolt the team’s offense. Starling Marte has showcased some quality old-school baseball; The veteran hasn’t been entirely trying to uppercut the ball as many players do in the league now. He has kept his hands in and hit hard liners the opposite way when he needs to. 

JD Martinez is starting to do…well, JD Martinez things now that he is healthy and in the lineup each day. His big game against Miami last week, where he belted a walk-off home run, paved the way for great weekend series against San Diego.

Mendoza has found something with Lindor, Nimmo, Martinez, and Alosno leading off the batting order, and this should be the lineup we see in the near future. 

The Mets pitching staff has struggled to get into the 6th inning of ball games, but they are still doing what it takes to win games. David Peterson has come out as the Mets ace lately; since making his debut, Peterson is 2-0 in his four starts entering Monday night. 

Tylor McGill and Sean Manaea have shown promise recently, earning wins and seeming to have stronger starts in general. 

The surprise in the bullpen has been Dedniel Nunez, a 28-year-old rookie making the most of his opportunity in the Bigs. In his 11 appearances out of the pen, Nunez has a 2.04 ERA / 26 Ks / 0.74 WHIP. 

Mike Black and I discussed the Mets surge on OnSports Monday morning.

ON SPORTS – Mets Talk with Bobby Santoro

Ex’s in Texas

The Mets hit the road for a series against the Rangers, where they will see two familiar faces. While Jacob DeGrom and Max Scherzer. As we all do when it comes to seeing our “exes,” we want to make sure they know we are better off without them.

In the first game of their three-game series, New York dominated the Rangers in a 14-2 blowout. Peterson notched his third win of the year, and Lindor led the offense, going 4-for-4 and driving in two runs.

Brandon Nimmo continued to feel right at home in the two-spot with a 3-for-4 day with a long ball and 4 RBIs. The offense is coming from everyone in this lineup, and now we are starting to see a real baseball team form over in Queens.

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