Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/28/13
The Mets had a .400 winning percentage in April and with four games remaining in May their winning percentage checks in at .390 for the month. It would be an easy conclusion to say that this is who the Mets are as a team yet the way they reached these marks is so different that it makes one wonder if that’s really the case at all. Do you recall the Mets winning games by scores of 11-2, 16-5 and 7-1? That’s how they put wins on the board the first month of the season, when they averaged 4.76 runs per game. The Mets did not win more games the opening month because the pitching was so poor. The team ERA for April was 4.20 and it seemed like it was two runs higher. Flip the calendar to May and suddenly the Mets cannot score. The runs per game went down to 3.17, a drop of over 1.5 runs, which is huge. New York opened the month putting up seven runs on back-to-back days but in the following 21 games, the Mets could muster only 59 runs, an average of just 2.81 runs per game. However...
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