In MLB, scoring a lot of runs in a game usually puts a team in a good position to win.
Seven runs in a single contest is a lot and should be enough to get that W provided that the pitching staff plays decently.
Unfortunately for the New York Mets, “decently” is not the most accurate word to describe some of their recent pitching performances.
They have been so bad that even when scoring seven or more runs, they have lost six of their last seven games of that kind, per the NY Post’s Mike Puma.
Mets are 1-6 in the last seven games in which they have scored at least seven runs.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 21, 2023
It happened again on Wednesday, as the Mets lost the series finale against the Houston Astros.
Sure, it’s never easy to play against the reigning World Series champs at their home (especially with how potent the Astros offense is even without Yordan Alvarez), but it’s tough to score eight runs and still lose 10-8.
Things went south quickly for the Mets as their starter Tylor Megill conceded five runs (four earned) in just 2.1 innings.
From there, the bullpen was unable to stop the bleeding, as Dominic Leone surrendered four more runs in 1.1 frames.
Josh Walker conceded the remaining run.
The Mets, who own the priciest payroll in baseball, are now 34-40 on the season, fourth in the NL East behind the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, and Philadelphia Phillies.
They are a whopping 13.5 games behind the Braves for the division lead.
It has been a disastrous season in Queens, and if they are going to compete for a postseason spot, their turnaround needs to start now.NEXT: Justin Verlander Enjoyed A Strong Return To Houston