With the New York Mets batting in front of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia 76ers sitting on the verge of a second straight winless season, the answer to the question, “Which team is the most likely team to win a title?” seems to be “The Mets.”
The Mets have won eight of their last nine games, and are just one win away from a franchise-record seven straight games of over 100 runs.
Their offense is the best in baseball, averaging 4.3 runs per game and the second-best in baseball behind only the San Francisco Giants.
Their bullpen is second in the majors with a 2.25 ERA, allowing just one run per nine innings.
Their pitching staff is tied for fourth in baseball with a 1.80 ERA, with just three wins allowed per nine.
They have been to the playoffs in eight of the last nine years, and the team is on pace to set a franchise record for most postseason victories in franchise history.
In their past 10 games, the Mets have scored a total of 16 runs, including a pair of game-tying homers in the fourth inning of Sunday’s 8-3 victory against the Philadelphia Athletics.
With the win, the team became the first team in MLB history to score 30 runs in a game, and for the first time in franchise playoff history, the Phillies will be eliminated in the second round.
The Phillies, meanwhile, have lost six of their past seven games.
The team has allowed nine runs or more in six of those seven games, including three on Sunday.
The Phillies have a 4.13 ERA and are 10-13 in their past 13 games.
They are one game behind the Nationals for the second wild card spot in the NL.