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Helpless opponents could hardly put the ball in play against New York's young pitchers. The staff surrendered only 64 hits in 107 total innings.
Top performers during streak: Jerry Koosman (2-0, 0.64 ERA, 0.75 WHIP), Tom Seaver (3-0, 2.74 ERA, 0.83 WHIP).
Final 1969 record: 100-62
The story was similar in May of 1972. Jon Matlack—en route to winning NL Rookie of the Year—further deepened the rotation.
Top performers during streak: Jon Matlack (2-0, 1.56 ERA, 0.92 WHIP), Tug McGraw (3 SV, 0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP), Rusty Staub (.300/.383/.575).
Final 1972 record: 83-73
The Mets were definitively baseball's best team and they let the world know early on.
Reserves like Howard Johnson and Kevin Mitchell were talented enough to play regularly on most other rosters. The Amazins' had so many weapons.
Top performers during streak: Dwight Gooden (3-0, 0.69 ERA, 0.81 WHIP), Bob Ojeda (2-0, 2.25 ERA, 0.88 WHIP).
Final 1986 record: 108-54
It wasn't pretty, but being at home was a great advantage.
Top performers during streak: David Cone (2-0, 1.06 ERA, 0.59 WHIP), Darryl Strawberry (.368/.442/.632).
Final 1990 record: 91-71