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There’s so much emphasis on home runs these days I decided to keep track this season of how my Mets scored each run and compare that to the opposition. What I’m recording is the specific act that allowed the run the score. If a guy hit a triple and scored on a balk, the thing that scored the run was the balk, even though the triple was obviously a big part of it. It would be a much more complicated thing to keep track of if I recorded everything that contributed to the run – and that would tip the scales even more away from the home run. I'm an advocate of "playing the whole game " and taking advantage of every means of scoring rather than waiting for someone to hit a home run, which has been the trend. I'll post this after each series and we can watch the numbers take shape as the season progresses.

METS
Single- 8
Double- 6
Triple- 1
Home Run- 1
Walk-
Balk- 1
Out- 1
Error-
Sac Fly-
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch-
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch-

OTHER GUYS
Single- 3
Double- 4
Triple-
Home Run- 5
Walk-
Balk-
Out-
Error-
Sac Fly- 1
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch-
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 1
 

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After the Marlins series (4/1-3/19)

METS
Single- 13
Double- 11
Triple- 2
Home Run- 6
Walk-
Balk- 1
Out- 2
Error-
Sac Fly-
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 1

OTHER GUYS
Single- 7
Double- 7
Triple-
Home Run- 8
Walk-
Balk-
Out- 2
Error-
Sac Fly- 1
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch-
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 1
 

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After the Nationals series (4/4-7/19) The Mets suddenly turned into a home run team, scoring 11 of their 15 runs off of home runs. The Nationals scored 6 of their 20 runs off of home runs and won 2 of the 3 games.

METS
Single- 16
Double- 12
Triple- 2
Home Run- 17
Walk-
Balk- 1
Out- 2
Error-
Sac Fly-
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 1

OTHER GUYS
Single- 11
Double- 9
Triple-
Home Run- 14
Walk- 2
Balk-
Out- 3
Error-
Sac Fly- 3
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball- 1
Hit by Pitch- 1
 

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After the Twins series (4/9-10/19)

METS
Single- 21
Double- 13
Triple- 2
Home Run- 22
Walk- 4
Balk- 1
Out- 3
Error-
Sac Fly-
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 2

OTHER GUYS
Single- 15
Double- 10
Triple- 1
Home Run- 25
Walk- 2
Balk-
Out- 4
Error- 1
Sac Fly- 3
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 1
Hit by Pitch- 1

The Twins scored 20 runs, 11 by home runs. The Mets scored 17 runs, 5 by home runs. Tonight they benefited form a stretch by three Twins pitchers of 6 walks and a hit batsmen. they scored 9 runs on just 5 hits, all singles.
 

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METS
Single- 26
Double- 19
Triple- 2
Home Run- 30
Walk- 4
Balk- 1
Out- 4
Error- 1
Sac Fly- 1
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 2
The Mets have scored 91 runs so 33% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 23
Double- 13
Triple- 2
Home Run- 33
Walk- 3
Balk-
Out- 5
Error- 1
Sac Fly- 4
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 1
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 90 runs so 37% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets scored 8 off 22 runs off of homers (36%), the Braves 8 of 23 (35%)In the two Mets wins they scored 7 of 12 runs off of homers (58%) and the braves scored 2 of 5 (40%). In the two Braves wins the score 6 of 18 off of homers (33%) and the Mets 1 of 8 (12.5%). So the Mets were more home-run dependent than the Braves were.
 

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After the Phillies series (4/15-17/19)

METS
Single- 30
Double- 21
Triple- 2
Home Run- 34
Walk- 4
Balk- 1
Out- 4
Error- 2
Sac Fly- 2
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 2
The Mets have scored 103 runs so 33% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 26
Double- 20
Triple- 2
Home Run- 44
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 5
Error- 1
Sac Fly- 5
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 1
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 113 runs so 39% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets scored 4 off 12 runs off of homers (33%), the Phillies 11 of 23 (48%) So the Mets were less home-run dependent than the Braves were.
 

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After the Cardinals series (4/19-21/19)

METS
Single- 32
Double- 22
Triple- 3
Home Run- 39
Walk- 4
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 2
Sac Fly- 2
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 2
The Mets have scored 114 runs so 34% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 33
Double- 25
Triple- 2
Home Run- 48
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 6
Error- 2
Sac Fly- 6
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 133 runs so 36% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets scored 5 of their 11 runs off of home runs (45%). The Cardinals scored 4 of their 20 runs off of home runs, (20%). So the Mets were more home-run dependent than the Cardinals, by quite a margin.
 

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After the Phillies series (4/22-24/19)

METS
Single- 34
Double- 25
Triple- 3
Home Run- 45
Walk- 4
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 3
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 1
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 128 runs so 35% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 36
Double- 26
Triple- 2
Home Run- 51
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 6
Error- 2
Sac Fly- 6
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 140 runs so 36% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets scored 6 of their 14 runs off of home runs (43%). The Cardinals scored 3 of their 7 runs off of home runs, (also 43%).
 

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After the Brewers series (4/26-28/19)

METS
Single- 39
Double- 28
Triple- 3
Home Run- 49
Walk- 4
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 3
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 141 runs so 35% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 43
Double- 32
Triple- 2
Home Run- 55
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 9
Error- 2
Sac Fly- 6
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 160 runs so 34% of their runs come from home runs.

The Brewers come in scoring 70% of their runs via the home run and had lost 7 of 8 games. In this series they score 20 runs and only 4 of them (20%) came from home runs). In fact, they scored 3 times on outs. The Mets on the other had scored as many runs off homers, 4, but only 9 other runs, (31% form home runs).
 

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After the Reds series (4/29-5/2/19)

METS
Single- 42
Double- 29
Triple- 3
Home Run- 51
Walk- 6
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 4
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 150 runs so 34% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 46
Double- 34
Triple- 2
Home Run- 58
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 9
Error- 2
Sac Fly- 7
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 169 runs so 34% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets scored 2 of 9 runs from home runs (22.2%). The Reds scored 3 of their 9 runs off homers, (33%). Two of their homers were game-winners off of Diaz. Syndergaard won today on his own home run. So I guess home runs are still pretty important, even if they aren't everything in baseball.
 
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After the brewers series (5/2-4/19)

METS
Single- 45
Double- 29
Triple- 4
Home Run- 53
Walk- 6
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 4
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 156 runs so 34% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 49
Double- 3
Triple- 2
Home Run- 63
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 9
Error- 2
Sac Fly- 8
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 179 runs so 35% of their runs come from home runs.


There wasn't much scoring in this series, (it was essentially 4 games due to the 18 inning game on Saturday) but the Mets scored 2 of their 6 runs on home runs, 33%. the brewers scored 5 of their ten runs on homers (50%). Neither team gave up a lot of hits or walks so hitting a mistake over the fence became more important than it even usually is.
 

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After the Padres series (5/6-8/19)

METS
Single- 49
Double- 30
Triple- 4
Home Run- 56
Walk- 6
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 5
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 165 runs so 34% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 51
Double- 5
Triple- 2
Home Run- 69
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 9
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 9
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 192 runs so 36% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets scored 3 of their 9 runs on homers, a typical average. But the padres scored 6 of their 14 runs on the long ball, 43%. That's how you lose 2 out of 3.
 

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After the Marlins series (5/10-11/19)

METS
Single- 54
Double- 30
Triple- 4
Home Run- 64
Walk- 7
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 5
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 3
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 180 runs so 36% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 52
Double- 6
Triple- 2
Home Run- 69
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 9
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 10
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 195 runs so 35% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets scored 8 of their 15 runs by hitting the ball over the fence while the Marlins had no home runs and only 4 runs. But the Mets scored enough on singles alone, (3 in the first game and 2 in the second) to have swept what turned out to be a two game series just based on that.
 

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After the Nationals series (5/14-16/19)

METS
Single- 56
Double- 33
Triple- 4
Home Run- 72
Walk- 7
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 5
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 3
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 193 runs so 37% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 55
Double- 10
Triple- 2
Home Run- 74
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 11
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 10
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 209 runs so 35% of their runs come from home runs.

The Met's scored 8 of their 14 runs in this series on home runs, (57%). The Nationals scored 5 of their 14 runs by homers, (36%).
 

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After the Marlins series (5/17-19/19)

METS
Single- 57
Double- 33
Triple- 4
Home Run- 76
Walk- 7
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 6
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 3
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 199 runs so 38% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 60
Double- 42
Triple- 2
Home Run- 78
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 12
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 12
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 222 runs so 35% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets are increasingly dependent on the home run, something that was not true early in the season when they were scoring runs. In this series they scored only 6 runs, four of them off home runs, (67%). The marlins also scored 4 runs off homers but they scored 9 other runs and used them to sweep the series. (4/13 = 31%).
 
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After the Nationals series (5/17-19/19)

METS
Single- 61
Double- 37
Triple- 4
Home Run- 89
Walk- 7
Balk- 1
Out- 6
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 8
Sac Bunt-
Wild Pitch- 3
Passed Ball-
Hit by Pitch- 3
The Mets have scored 222 runs so 40% are from home runs

OTHER GUYS
Single- 65
Double- 45
Triple- 2
Home Run- 83
Walk- 4
Balk-
Out- 12
Error- 3
Sac Fly- 12
Sac Bunt- 1
Wild Pitch- 2
Passed Ball- 2
Hit by Pitch- 1
The other guys have scored 235 runs so 35% of their runs come from home runs.

The Mets bats came alive in this series as they scored 13 runs off homers, as many as the nationals scored at all. But the Amazin's scored 10 other runs as well, 4 each on singles and doubles and two on sac files. But 57% of their out-put came from the long ball compared to 38% for the Nats.
 

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