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MLB Playoffs: New York Mets #5

Updated: Oct 6

New York Mets: NL East

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Updated Thursday, October 6, 2022, 3:12 PM
























New York Mets - #5



The New York Mets end the season with the 4th best record in baseball but fall short of earning one of the first-round byes in the post season after being swept by their division rival the Atlanta Braves this past weekend in Atlanta. They finished 101-61 on the year and they were the fourth team to secure a spot in this year's post-season play, earning the #4 seed in the Wild Card Series. The Mets will take on the San Diego Padres in New York at Citi Field in the best of 3 series starting Friday.


In his 1st year managing the Mets, Buck Showalter and his team have reached the playoffs. He is making his 6th appearance in post season play, leading the Mets to their first 100-win season since 1988. Showalter has led 5 different MLB ballclubs in his coaching career and has appeared in post season play as manager 6 times. Showalter has been chosen as Manager of the Year in the AL 3 times in his coaching career. He has the 2nd most coaching wins among active managers without winning a World Series ring.



The New York Mets are currently the 5th favorite to win the World Series at +800 odds at the Caesar's Sportsbook in Las Vegas.





HITTING



As a team, the Mets end the season 2nd in the league in batting average, hitting .259 in 2022. In the league, they finished 4th in total hits, 5th in total runs, 11th in walks, and 15th in HRs on the year.



Jeff McNeil (2B) led the league in batting average, hitting .326 while appearing in 148 games this year. He ended 2022 ranked 11th in the league with 174 total hits on the season which includes 39 doubles, 1 triple, and 9 HRs to go along with 62 RBIs.



Brandon Nimmo (CF) batted .274 playing in 151 games this year for the Mets. Nimmo has 159 hits which includes 30 Doubles, 7 triples, and 16 HR's. He has scored 102 runs and hit 64 RBIs this year.



Pete Alonso (1B) ended with a batting average of .271 after playing in a team high 160 games this year. He had 597 at bats with 162 hits which includes 27 doubles and 40 HRs to go along with a league high of 131 RBIs.



Starling Marte (RF) has a broken right middle finger and will be out of the Wild Card Series this week. Marte finished second on the team in batting average, hitting .292 in 118 games. He had 24 doubles, 5 triples, and 16 HRs with 63 RBIs this season. He has also led the team with 18 stolen bases.



Francisco Lindor (SS) played in 161 games this year and finished the season with a .270 batting average. He had 170 hits which includes 25 doubles, 5 triples, and 26 HRs with a team high 133 strikeouts. Lindor also had 16 stolen bases for the Mets.






PITCHING




The Mets starting rotation and their bullpen were the 7th best in the league this year with a 3.57 team ERA. They led the league with 1565 total strikeouts and held teams to an 11th best .236 team batting average. The Mets ranked 4th best in the league allowing 606 runs and they are led the league with 19 shutouts.




Chris Bassitt (P) ended 2022 with a 15-9 on the season with 30 starts for the Mets. He finished with a 3.42 ERA and threw a team high 181.2 innings. Opposing teams hit .234 against him with 167 strikeouts on the year.



Carlos Carrasco (P) finished 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA this season. He threw 152 strikeouts in 152 innings while starting 29 games this year for the Mets.



Taijuan Walker (P) started 29 games and threw 157.1 innings this year, finishing with a 12-5 in 2022. He recorded a 3.49 ERA and struck out 132 batters on the year.



Max Scherzer (P) ends the 2022 regular season with an 11-5 record with a 2.29 ERA in 23 starts for New York. He pitched 145.1 innings and has 173 strikeouts on the year. He is led the team only allowing opposing hitters to a .207 batting average. Scherzer won his 200th career game against the Milwaukee Brewers a couple week ago.



Adam Ottavino (P) appeared in 66 games and pitched 65.2 innings out of the bullpen for the Mets. He had 3 saves and finished the year with a 2.06 ERA. His record for the season was 6-3.



Edwin Diaz (P) came out of the bullpen in 61 games this year for the Mets. He ended the regular season with a 1.31 ERA and 118 strikeouts in 62 innings pitched. Diaz finishes the season ranked 8th in the league with 32 saves and a record of 3-1 for the year.






End of Regular Season


The Mets play tomorrow at Citi Field against the San Diego Padres in a Best of 3 Series.





Check out our MLB Playoff Rundown by Team here:


Los Angeles Dodgers #1 - NL West


Houston Astros #2 - AL West


Atlanta Braves #3 - NL East


New York Yankees #4 - AL East


St. Louis Cardinals #6 - NL Central









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