July 2008 and the New York Mets: A Look at the Numbers

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July 2008 and the New York Mets: A Look at the Numbers

Yes, the Mets have had a great July. They have potentially turned their season around. Johan is pitching great as he has done all year, Pelfrey is finally pitching the way he's been hyped the past three seasons, and Oliver Perez has come back to Earth—at least for while. All that combined with a resurgence of the offense equals wins. But here's a look at the actual numbers. They might surprise you.

We'll start with Pitching:

                                      April 2008              June 2008           July 2008

Win Percentage:                     .520                    .464                  .708

Walks                                    104                     99                     76

K's                                        178                    198                    193

BAA                                      .247                   .267                   .235

OBP                                      .334                   .343                   .306

 

Hitting

Average                             .248                      .254                .306

OBP                                  .339                       .325                .378

OPS                                  .708                       .703                .863

Runs                                 112                        120                 144

RBI                                   105                        115                 134

 

I must mention that currently the Mets have had approximately 100 fewer at bats in July than in June, and about the same number of at bats as in April. The Mets have also just recently begun hitting more home runs, so I have omitted that stat right now.

Lastly, lets just do a quick comparison of July 2006 and July 2008:

        July 2008

 W  L  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR   RBI   BA OBP  SLG  OPS                                       

17 7 870 144 266 47  8 31  134 .306 .378 .485 .863 

        July 2006

W L  AB   R     H   2B 3B HR   RBI  BA   OBP  SLG  OPS
16 9 861 157 237 49  7   33  154  .275 .352 .463  .815

 

So there you have it. Let the numbers speak for themselves. I just want to point out the record of the team in 2006 compared to 2008. If we can keep this up, we'll be in good shape. And I'll be the first to say that I never thought numbers like this were possible this year. Carlos Delgado, I owe you an apology...

 

 

**Thank you to ESPN.com and their useful "splits" tool for the data.**

 

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