20/20 Hindsight: Mets Love Beating Philly

Once again, the New York Mets played a series, and once again, they won the series. More than that, the Mets faced off against the Philadelphia Phillies and made some history.

1.  If you want to know why this is a special season, look no further than that comeback. After losing 330 in a row when trailing by six, the Mets scored seven runs in the ninth to shock the Phillies.

2.  That rally started with Starling Marte busting it out of the box to get an infield single. That goes back to Arizona when Marte commented how he needs to hustle more like Brandon Nimmo. Notably, in that game, Marte had a game winning infield hit.

3.  In a game like that, there are heroes abound, and that includes Adonis Medina who pitched 2.2 scoreless to prevent the Phillies from tacking on more runs. Maybe, the Mets have something with him.

4.  Between that rally and the co-no, the Mets really have done a number on the Phillies so far this season.

5.  Not now, but at some point, Taijuan Walker‘s rotation spot will be in jeopardy. Tylor Megill is pitching too well to come out of the rotation, and David Peterson has taken advantage of every opportunity. Also, at some point, Jacob deGrom is going to come back.

6.  After the last series, there is some surprise there was no real issues regarding batters getting hit by pitches.

7.  Max Scherzer‘s unbeaten streak of 24 straigh starts ended on a game where he allowed three earned in six innings. That’s more on the team than him, but overall, this speaks to just how great he is.

8.  Eduardo Escobar has been really bad lately. He’s not hitting, and his defense keeps slipping. Fortunately for him,. the Mets really don’t have another third base option leaving him to be able to fight through it.

9.  Mark Canha hasn’t been hitting much either, but his defense has improved significantly, and he did have a key hit off the pitcher during that ninth inning rally.

10. Chris Bassitt wants to stay with the Mets, and each time he takes the mound, he gives the team another reason to sign him to an extension.

11. Obviously, there is a long line of extensions which needs to get done with Brandon Nimmo and Edwin Diaz needing extensions of their own. That’s nothing to say of the others coming down the pike like Seth Lugo.

12. After dealing with the dead ball by going the other way, we saw Pete Alonso hit two big homers at Citizen’s Bank Park. Perhaps, he is ready to have a break out.

13. You know everything will be alright by the end of the season, but Francisco Lindor‘s defense has been bad. It’s not just the errors. He has a -2 OAA too.

14. The Mets haven’t really given Dominic Smith a chance to get in rhythm, but he’s not forcing the issue with his latest cold snap which includes striking out in the ninth as the tying run at the plate twice in this series.

15. On that point with Dom, who do you sit him after a 4-for-4 game?

16. While Smith is struggling, keep in mind J.D. Davis is hitting .231 with a .734 OPS meaning he’s not exactly pushing for playing time. Moreover, he’s a horrid defender, and with extended playing time he gets exposed with his struggles handling velocity and pitches up in the zone.

17. Remember when the Mets can’t beat good teams was a thing? Well, the Diamondbacks are over .500 now. More to the point, they are 2-4 against the Mets and 13-10 against everyone else.

18. The Mets are 9-4 (.692) against teams with a winning record, and they are 11-5 (.688) against teams with a losing record. While a fractionally small difference, the Mets are better against good teams than bad teams.

19. Chasen Shreve has been awesome to start the season.

20. Right now, the Mets have a 6.0 game lead over the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins in the division. For all the days the Mets were in first place last season, the Mets were never more than 5.5 games up, and they were up 5.5 games for all of three games during the season.

25 Replies to “20/20 Hindsight: Mets Love Beating Philly”

  1. David Klein says:

    Dom has a slugging percentage of about 280 he’s been horrendous other than than 60 game outlier stop making excuses for him already.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I like how you falsely claim Dom has only hit for 60 games and then call it an outlier while ignorning how JD is still living off the juiced ball season.

  2. David Klein says:

    Davis should be the dh he’s the far superior hitter and you should get help for your over the top JD hate.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      You’re right. Your team should have a DH who has a sub .800 OPS, and you don’t want a DH who can hit a fastball or pitches up in the zone.


  3. David Klein says:

    Dom has a wRC+ of 73 while Davis has a wRC+ of 121 my god you are embarrassing.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Yes, not believing 62 PA constitutes a large enough sample size to make declarative statements is quite embarassing.

  4. David Klein says:

    He has over 1100 at bats in his career with a 102 wRC+ and you blasting Davis over 48 at bats this year where he has a 121 wRC+ lol.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      2017 – 2018: Undiagnosed and untreated medical condition
      2019 – 2020: 150 wRC+
      2021: Injured shoulder

      But I guess you forgot all of that because it was inconvenient to your false narratives in support of a guy who is living off of his juiced ball season.

  5. David Klein says:


    1. metsdaddy says:

      Odd reaction to the truth.

  6. David Klein says:

    1300 career at bats 0 career for Dom according to fangraphs.

  7. David Klein says:

    Zero career war according to fangraphs for Dom.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Please keep treating the unhealthy years like he was in peak condition. It keeps making your biased opinions and improper stat citing easier to dismiss.

  8. David Klein says:


    1. metsdaddy says:

      Like, I said there’s no need to take your biases seriously.

  9. David Klein says:

    Like you with Davis?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I speak the truth. I know that’s difficult for you to comprehend

  10. David Klein says:

    Nice to see you get lit up by every commenter on MMO you bring the comedic stylings of Leslie Nielsen. The only one that agrees with you is heroin junkie Tim Ryder and he’s a bum on twitter.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I’m not surprised you crossed the line referring to Tim. Just speaks to how you’re trash who constantly spews vile and false opinions.

  11. David Klein says:

    Dom stinks everybody but you knows that.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Those same people said the same about Flexen and Sewald.

      Sooner or later people will listen instead of making dumb decisions buttressed by embarrassing analysis.

  12. David Klein says:

    Davis has the highest xwOBA in baseball but let’s sit him for a bust like Dom lmao.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Good for JD for leading a non-tangible stat with zero predictive value.

      And good for you for rooting against Dom

  13. David Klein says:

    You are so ignorant.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Coming from you, that’s a compliment

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