Mets by the Numbers
Mets Reach Round-Number Plateaus in Many Categories, Fall Short in Others, But What the Hey…They Are In the Post Season
copyright c 2006 Evan Pritchard
The Mets ended the season with the third most runs scored in the NL, 834. 5th in triples in the MLB with 41, 7th in homers in the MLB and 4th in the NL with 200, 6th in the MLB in ribbies with 800, which is 3rd in the NL. They were second in major league baseball with 146 stolen bases, which first in the National League. Their .445 slugging percentage was third in the NL.
The Mets ended the season with a scoring efficiency average of 1.76 hits per run, just eeking out the major league Scoring Efficiency Average title from the Braves who ended the year with 1.77 hits per run. The Indians ended up with 1.81 hits per run scored. The Rangers ended the season with 1.88 hits per run scored. The Cardinals ended with a 1.90 hits per run scored average.
The Mets ended with the third best ERA in the NL with 4.14, behind the Astros and the Padres. The Mets led the NL in shoutouts with 12 (tied with Astros) in strikeouts with 1161, and were second in saves in the NL with 43, behind the Padres. They were third in the NL in innings pitched with 1461. They gave up only 1402 hits on the year, bested only by those pesky Padres. They were third in runs allowed with 731 and earned runs with 673.
Reyes led the team with 647 at bats, 17 triples, 64 stolen bases, 315 total bases, and 194 hits. He was second on the team in runs scored with 122 and fourth in batting average with .300.
Beltran led the team in homers with 41 (tying a franchise record) in bases on balls with 95, tied Wright for first in rbis with 116, and led in runs scored with 127. His 38 doubles were third on the team, as was his 18 stolen bases.
Wright led the team in doubles with 40 and rbis with 116. He was second on the team with 20 stolen bases and second in hits with 181. He was second in triples with 5, second in total bases with 309, second in batting average with .311, and third in homers with 26.
Delgado had a great year but did not lead the team in any major category, such was his competition. he was second in homers on the team with 38, third in ribbies with 114, second in walks with 74, and fourth in runs scored with 89, and those are impressive numbers.
Paul LoDuca led the team in batting average with .318. He was fourth in runs scored with 80, 3rd in hits with 163, second in doubles with 39, 6th in rbis with 49.
Jose Valentin was 5th in homers with 18, 7th in doubles with 24,
Endy Chavez was third in batting with .306 and second on the team with 5 triples. He was fourth with 12 stolen bases.
Cliff Floyd was 7th on the team with 11 homers.
Julio Franco was 10th on the team with 26 rbis, 4th with 6 stolen bases. He was sixth in batting average with .273, behind Beltran (.275) and Green (.277)
Glavine and Traschel tied for the team lead in wins with 15. Glavine went 15-7 while Traschel went 15-8. Glavine led the team in innings pitched with 198, hits allowed with 202, runs allowed with 94 (but not earned runs!) He led the team in game starts with 32.
John Maine led starters with a 3.60 ERA.
Orlando Hernandez led the team in strikeouts with 164. Pedro Martinez was second with 137, Glavine third with 131. Pedro led the team in strikeout to walk ratio, with 137 strikeouts and 39 walks; 3.1 strikeouts per walk. Orlando Hernandez had the second best strikeout to walk ratio with 164 strikeouts and 61 walks (2.68 strikeouts per walk)
While G. Mota led the team in ERA with 1.00 in 18 innings, Pedro Feliciano was the most impressive reliever with a 2.09 ERA in 64 games, 60 1/3 innings. He had a 7-2 record with 54 strikeouts against only 20 walks.
Wagner ended the year 3-2 but with a personal best 40 saves in a team-leading 70 games (tied with Bradford at 70–all these round numbers!) and a nice 2.24 ERA. He pitched 72 1/3 innings getting 94 strikeouts to only 21 walks.
Aaron Heilman led the relievers in innings pitched with 87, getting 73 strikeouts against only 28 walks and sporting a 3.62 ERA through 74 appearances.
Chad Bradford led the team in least home runs per inning pitched, one homer in 62 innings over 70 appearances.
Heilman gave up only 5 home runs in his 87 innings, while Pelfry gave up one in his 21 1/3 innings.
Billy Wagner had the second lowest era (for pitchers with over 20 innings) with a 2.24 ERA.
Duaner Sanchez had the third lowest era (for pitchers with over 20 innings) with a 2.60 ERA.