Even with all of the injuries the New York Mets have dealt with in 2022, they still own the best record in the National League and lead the NL East division by 5.5 games over the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves.
July is fast approaching, and the Mets have yet to go on an epic slide that takes them out of postseason contention.
That is what happened to them late last season, as they led the NL East in August, but quickly saw that lead slip away.
This year, things may in fact be different, and Mets insider Steve Gelbs explained why on Twitter.
The Mets have played 21 series so far this season.
They’ve won 16, lost 3 and split 2.
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) June 20, 2022
Are The Mets Not Going To “Met?”
This is a very impressive and important stat.
They have played 21 series and have won the vast majority of them.
No surprises there, with the team that they have.
This is a good team and times may have now changed for the Mets.
We’re late in June and they still are the best team in the NL.
There is still plenty of season left, but the Mets continue to dominate, and they have done so while playing in one of the tougher divisions in all of baseball.
The Braves are breathing down their necks and the Philadelphia Phillies have caught fire and have closed the gap a little bit.
But the Mets keep trucking along and winning games, and it looks like it’s going to be very hard to stop them.
The month of July will tell a lot about where this Mets team is and what is in store for them.