The Mets turned in a satisfying win over the streaking Marlins, 8-4 on Saturday night, to bring their record to 3-2 on the year. This gives the Mets a .600 win-loss average. In a 162 game season, to project the final stats to the end of the year, one would divide 162 by 5 (32.4) then
multiply times 3 (97.2) to get the total number of wins the Mets would have if they kept up this pace, 97. That would be a nice season. At the end of the year, Johan Santana and Livan Hernandez would both be undefeated and KRod would have a hundred saves.
Of course, some fans (from Philadelphia) would say this is unrealistic. They don’t believe in Mets magic. By the same token the Mets would have to maintain their current batting averages:
No problem, in fact I think Reyes could bump that number up a little.
Delgado really does seem to be on a pace to average one rbi per day (see Delgado Treats Himself To some fine ribbies…) or better. He has six ribbies now in five games. That’s 1.2 per game. At that pace, he would have at least 194 ribbies by the end of the year, passing Rogers Hornsby and alot of other people on the all time list. Don’t slack off now Delgado. By the same subway token, Beltran has 5 ribbies in five games, which projects to 162 by the end of the year. Church has one homer in 5 games, and that extends into 32 homers at the end of the year. We expect nothing less.
We Mets fans have a right to be optimistic. Nothing has gone wrong for the last three years and we expect that trend to continue as well.
Tomorrow maybe they’ll use a rabbit ball in the game to celebrate Easter.
Good luck Mets!
AMAZINE PREDICTIONS: METS AND PHILLIES TIE FOR FIRST AT 97 WINS EACH.
METS WIN SEASON SERIES AND ARE GRANTED DIVISION TITLE