There have been a lot of success stories this season with the New York Mets.
The starting rotation has been the big one, but the whole team is playing pretty well as a whole for the most part.
Another big story is that of closer Edwin Diaz, who has been absolutely dominant at the start of the season.
He has converted nine of his 10 save opportunities and has posted a 1.69 ERA to date.
Mets MLB.com reporter Anthony DiComo noted on Twitter that Diaz has struck out 16 of the last 25 hitters he has faced, which is a quite impressive and crazy 64%.
Edwin Díaz has struck out 16 of the last 25 batters he's faced. That's a rather insane 64 percent.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 17, 2022
Diaz may have struggled in his first year as a member of the Mets, but since then, he has been lights out and has established himself as one of the best closers in baseball, up there with guys like Josh Hader even.
He can touch 100 mph with his fastball and absolutely blow hitters away.
He certainly put those abilities on display in the first game of New York’s doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals, as he touched the upper 90s and hit 100 multiple times.
He’s also got that bulldog mentality every time he goes out to pitch.
He’s not afraid to make a hitter uncomfortable and make his presence known.
He has done nothing short of dominate early on this season and is one of the many reasons the Mets are where they are at the moment.
Diaz is somebody you don’t want to face with the game on the line.
He’s just so elite and can do a lot of things with his dominant stuff.
And now he’s on a roll.
He’s a strikeout machine and a fireballer at the same time.