Heading into their game against the Texas Rangers on June 25, 2011, the New York Mets had lost five out of their last eight, dropped to fourth in the National League East standings and scored only 14 runs in their last five games.
Individually, the Mets were struggling as well—aside from Jose Reyes who is putting together an MVP caliber season—, Carlos Beltran, the Mets No. 3 hitter, entered the game on a 0-for-14 hitless steak while Angel Pagan and Justin Turner combined to hit just 6 for 39 in their last five games.
To make matters even worse, David Wright has been out of the Mets' lineup since May 15.
So, to say that you saw the Mets' offensive onslaught coming—52 runs in their last four games, a Mets' team record according to STATS LLC—would be a little bit of a reach.
But, without further ado, here are the seven main reasons for Mets recent offensive success.