The New York Mets are taking the baseball world by storm as they surprisingly hold the league’s best record at 13-3.
After starting 2-3, the Mets caught fire and are now riding an 11-game winning streak after defeating the Atlanta Braves, 6-3.
The Mets won their last World Series title in 1986, and they started 2-3 before winning 11 consecutive games that season as well.
Strange But True: In 1986, Mets started 2-3 and won next 11 games, this year’s team did the same. The 1986 Mets won the World Series….
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 23, 2015
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon took the mound for another start and put together an overall solid performance, allowing three runs in six innings of work.
Second baseman Daniel Murphy had his best game of the season as he hit 2-for-3 with four RBIs, raising his batting average to .170.
Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran experienced another rough start by allowing four runs in 4.1 innings while taking the loss.
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, increasing his RBI total to 10 on the season.
The Braves have fallen back to Earth since starting 5-0, as they now hold an 8-7 record. The Mets now have a 4.5 game lead in the National League East over the Braves.