New York Mets
Record (as of Sept. 27): 83-74
Home Record: 44-37
Away Record: 39-37
One Run Games: 25-22
Versus Cubs: 5-2
Team ERA: 3.59 (3rd in NL)
Batting Average Against: .254 (6th in NL)
The 2016 season series for the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets was just like the 2015 postseason. The Mets dominated. Not only did they win five of seven, they outscored the Cubs 37-23. Ouch. It was a season series that could have boosted the Cubs’ morale during the season. Now, these games were played in the middle of the season, partly during the major slum the Cubs experienced in June.
The offense for the Mets has improved over the second half of the season. Their runs per month are up in August and September over the rest of the season. But the Cubs defense and pitching can prevent runs from scoring better than any other team. With the health and success of the Cubs since their last meeting, the Mets’ hands will be full in a short series.
The Mets have scored the least amount of runs of all playoff teams.