The Mets have done something they have never done in their history when they beat the Braves 6-3 this afternoon, completing their third straight sweep at home. They swept the entire 10 game home stand (Phillies, Marlins, Braves) and now at 13-3 on the season own the best overall record in baseball. Most impressive about their 11 straight victories and 13 overall is that these wins have come solely against the NL East. While there is no way a team can keep up a streak like this throughout the season, it builds a nice cushion against their division foes for when they come back to the pack.
While Colon wasn’t at his best this afternoon, he kept the team in the game by giving up 3 runs through 6, again walking none and striking out 5 Braves. Colon now has 4 wins in as many starts to begin his 2015 campaign and has a more than impressive ERA of 2.77.
The Mets bullpen pitched 3 more solid innings, led by shut down closer Jeurys Familia. After three weeks of play, Familia now is 8 for 8 in save opportunities with an ERA below 2.00 and 12 strikeouts. Mejia’s injury and subsequent suspension may have been a blessing in disguise for the future of the Mets and their flame throwing closer.
The Mets 11 straight wins tied a franchise record. Tomorrow, in the Bronx, they will be going for number 12, and a new franchise mark. There is no sweeter place for this record to be set and I am sure there will be more than enough Mets faithful in attendance to celebrate the feat when it occurs.