Found August 09, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
This week’s Met sweep of the Colorado Rockies is instructive.  In taking the broom to the Rockies at Citi Field, the Mets showcased the blueprint they hope can make them a contender as early as next season – solid pitching. In designing that building plan the Mets need look no further than their first World Championship team the 1969 Mets.  That Met team, a group that shocked the world, was built around solid starting pitching.  The ’69 Mets won 100 games.  When they held teams to three runs or less the ’69 Mets had an 80 percent winning record.  Take a look. Met pitchers in 1969 allowed opposing teams 3-runs or less in 63% of the 162 games played.  When Met pitchers in the championship year allowed 2 or fewer runs the Metss were almost unbeatable (65-8).  The ’69 Champions won 80% of their regular season games when they allowed 3 or fewer runs. Very different philosophies governed the ways teams used pitchers in 1969.  Pitch counts were not emphasized and starting pitchers often p...
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