On the train to Washington on Friday, I wrote an article about whether it was too soon to worry about the Mets anemic offense (my verdict, yes, it was too early). By the time I had a stable Internet connection, the Mets had hit four home runs in Cleveland, rendering my post obsolete. So for now, we have no worries about the offense.
Before Friday’s game, the Mets owned a total of two home runs. After Tuesday’s 11-1 drubbing of the Phillies, they now have 19 of them. Six homers belong to Neil Walker, who hit two more on Tuesday. He’s tied for third in the league. Yoenis Cespedes also hit one and now has four homers. Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Conforto are each hitting over .300.
So the offense is starting to catch up to the pitching. Noah Syndergaard continues to live up to the hype, with an 0.90 ERA and tied for the league lead in strikeouts with 29. Logan Verrett, filling in for Jacob deGrom, is tied for third in the league with a 0.69 ERA. deGrom is due back this weekend, but having someone like Verrett on standby is a very good thing.
So the Mets are now 7-6. the first time they are above .500 since they were 2-1 to start the season. They are riding a three-game winning streak and after the finale in Philly, the Mets play three in Atlanta and then home to three with the Reds. Next week at this time, the Mets can easily be well above .500 and on their way to where they think they should be.