The New York Mets won on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies.
The member of their rotation who was raising the most questions, Taijuan Walker (mainly because of his diminished strikeout ratio), stepped up on Sunday with a solid performance against the Rox.
Walker was the winning pitcher and stayed on the mound for seven scoreless frames, in which he allowed five hits and two walks with six punchouts.
The victory allowed the Mets to bounce back after a loss.
That has been a common occurrence this year: this is one of the most resilient teams in baseball.
“FINAL: Mets 2, Rockies 0 WP: Taijuan Walker LP: Austin Gomber SV: Edwin Díaz. The Mets have won 14 consecutive games following a loss, the longest streak in MLB in 11 years. Record: 28-15. Streak: W1. Pace: 105-57. Next: Monday @ SF, 9:45 p.m. ET,” MLB.com beat writer for the Mets Anthony DiComo said.
FINAL: Mets 2, Rockies 0
WP: Taijuan Walker
LP: Austin Gomber
SV: Edwin Díaz
📰 The Mets have won 14 consecutive games following a loss, the longest streak in MLB in 11 years.
📊 Record: 28-15
📈 Streak: W1
🏃♂️ Pace: 105-57
Next: Monday @ SF, 9:45 p.m. ET
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 22, 2022
The Mets Are An Extremely Resilient Group
Think about what that stat represents.
Each time the Mets lose, they bounce back with a win, increasing the chances of stringing together several victories and eliminating the odds of any bad streaks.
Their streak of consecutive wins after a loss is the longest in the last 11 years!
They, as a team, know how to answer to adversity and have a short memory.
What happened the day before stays in the past and doesn’t affect future performance.
That’s the approach a winning baseball club should have, and a big reason for that has been manager Buck Showalter.
He may not be the brightest analytic mind, but he sure knows how to handle an MLB clubhouse and get the best of his group.
When they reach full health, the Mets will be extremely dangerous down the stretch and, potentially, in the postseason.