The New York Mets have scored 48 percent of their season run total with two outs. That may sound staggering, because it is.
That number is unsustainable, and the Mets must find a way to score their runs before they are left with one out remaining in the inning.
They are batting .285 as a team with runners in scoring position and two outs, and have scored 158 runs, while the Major League average is 110 runs.
Is it possible that they possess some of the best clutch hitting ability in the majors? Yes, but that would be more valid if their overall team average was higher than .259.
It reveals to me that the Mets have been the beneficiaries of luck over a small sample size. As the season progresses, perhaps some balls will not fall in and suddenly, their offense would suffer severely as a consequence.
Here are the top batting averages in the MLB with runners in scoring position and two outs.
1. Texas Rangers: .287
2. New York Mets: .285
3. Colorado Rockies: .267
4. Toronto Blue Jays: .266
5. Washington Nationals: .264
MLB Average: .234
As can be seen, it is basically the Rangers and the Mets way above everybody else. The Rangers are batting .280 as a team, however, and lead the MLB in runs.
The conclusion can be drawn that the Mets are driving in two-out runs at an unsustainable rate and it will regress as the season progresses.