Mets 41-23 after 64 games
The Phillies just can’t be this bad, but the Mets really may be this good. Rain can’t stop ’em, Philly’s ace can’t stop ’em — really, they’re just an absolute wrecking crew at this point with everyone getting it done. So is it any wonder that after a wonderfully balanced 9-3 win, one in which every player 1 through 9 delivered a hit and scored a run and one that extended the club’s winning streak to seven, that the Mets’ the magic number dropped to a cool…
That’s over these very Philadelphia Phillies, who stumbled to 8 1/2 games back. The Braves fell to a dozen games out. If my research is correct, the ’86 Mets jumped to their first 8 1/2-game lead on June 6, just a nine-game jump on the current club.
With 41 wins after 64 played, the Mets are on a pace to win nearly 104 games.
How’s this for perspective on how great a start the Mets have put together
: If the Mets were to play .500 ball the rest of the way, they would still finish the season with 90 wins.