METS TEAM HR RECORD IS LOOMING by Tom Brennan
The home run record for the Mets as a team, coming into this year, was 200 in 2006, a year in which they averaged 5.15 runs per game.
The Mets are up to 192 homers this year with over 20 games to go, so surely this record is about to fall. Remarkable when one considers losing home run threats like Duda and Wright for 80% of the season and Cespedes, Walker, Cabrera, and D'Arnaud for significant stretches and having Conforto sent down for an extended period after hitting the soph jinx head-on at the start of May.
Remarkable. We wish, for instance, that a guy like Brandy would defy the shift and hit to the left side more to keep them honest. He says, Nah, I would rather hit homers, if you don't mind. 25 already, is a 30 homer season in the offing?
As we all know, Mets team scoring has been amongst the lowest of all MLB teams this year, despite the homers. But low scoring is so much easier to take, and more fun, when the boys from Queens are launching them post haste. Keep launching them, boys.
And you've gone 14-4 in your past 18 games. Can you do that again over the next 18? We surely won't mind. Especially if you keep going deep.