Mets On A Mission

08/09/2022 Mets On A Mission

By: Jeff Yoder

Mets Win 4th Straight (8 of Last 10) to Keep Post-Trade Deadline Boom Rolling

The Dodgers may own the best record and the longest active win streak, but New York baseball’s historic season continued on Monday with the Mets’ fourth straight win. The Mets won four of five against the Braves to put distance between them in the NL East before beating the Reds last night (5-1). Starling Marte led things off with a two-run homer while new acquisitions Daniel Vogelbach and Tyler Naquin punched in the remaining RBIs. Ace Chris Bassitt was throwing heat (8IP, 8H, 1R, 8Ks), and the stellar pitching has been a trend for New York in the last month. Since early July, the Mets rank 1st or 2nd in the majors in ERA (2.21), WHIP (1.03), strikeouts per nine innings (9.7) and total wins (21).


And after last night, both New York teams are 71-39, trailing only the Dodgers (75-35) for the top spot in baseball.


Watch: Mets Ride Marte & Bassitt to 4th Straight


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Oh My, Orioles: The surprise of the season has been the turnaround in Baltimore where the Orioles just keep winning games. The O’s beat the Blue Jays last night in Camden Yards (7-4) thanks to back-to-back jacks from Anthony Santander and Ryan Mountcastle. They’re just 1.5 games back in the AL Wild Card race.


Donaldson Delivers for Yanks: The Yankees buried the Mariners (9-4) behind Josh Donaldson’s hot start. He hit a solo home run after a two-RBI single to tally the Yankees’ first three runs of the games. Aaron Judge also hit his league-leading 44th homer.


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