To get a better grasp of how the Mets, 40-39, are enduring the "highest of highs" and, more relevant of late, the "lowest of lows" to this point in 2015, we take a look at some significant numbers that shine light on the team's overwhelmingly inconsistent season thus far. Beware: The alarming discrepancies between the pitching and hitting numbers may require you to throw up a little.
The difference in baseball's team average in runs scored, 323, and the Mets' total runs scored 276.
Mets' runs scored per game over the past six games.
The number of times the Mets offense has been shutout this season.
The percentage of games where the Mets have scored 2 runs or less (31 times in 79 games).
The difference in the Mets' winning percentage at home (.691) and on the road (.297), which is the highest in baseball.
The percentage of games in which Mets pitchers have thrown quality starts. New York is second to only St. Louis (52) in quality starts with 50.
The number of teams that have scored more runs than the Mets after six innings of play. New York has produced just 63 runs beyond the sixth inning, 17 less than the next worst and 34 less than the MLB average.
Only two teams have a better overall team WHIP than the Mets pitching staff. New York's 1.19 team WHIP is tied for third best with the Dodgers.
The amount of years since a Mets team owned a batting average lower than this year's .233. That was 1972 when the team collectively batted .225 at the end of the season.
Mets pitchers are allowing an average of 2.37 walks per game, which is on pace to be a single-season franchise record. Even so, the Nationals own a slightly better average this season at 2.24 walks per game while the Mets sit behind Washington second overall.