June 18th to date the Mets have the best W-L in the NL East and one of the best BP ERAs (1.98) in July. What happened? The chronology;
5/29 R. Tejada sent down
6/8 R. Ankiel released, D. Aardsma signed, 2.45 ERA
6/9 Davis, Baxter, and Carson sent down. Nieuwenhuis recalled
6/18 Z. Wheeler and J. Satin (.357/.489/.529) make first starts.
Byrd becomes regular RF (.326/.356/.548) w/ 162 proj. 30-123-135
Jose Lagares becomes fixture in CF (.321/.356/.481) 162 proj. 84 RBI-81 runs
S. Rice 1.13 ERA 6/18-
6/19 Eric Young Jr. acquired (.275/.351/.351) proj. 53 RBI-100 runs-63 SB
6/21 Lucas Duda on DL
7/3 J. Edgin recalled 0.93 ERA
7/9 B. Lyon released
7/12 G. Germen called up, 0.79 whip
7/14 S. Atchison recalled, 0 ERA
Before 6/18 the Mets were projecting toward a 62-100 record, in the period since they are a 98-64 team. They are now neither a 100 W or L team but Alderson has transformed the team through trial and error along with some good moves and some luck.
We are 45-53 entering play today, where will finish?