A look at the Mets Standings after 23 games in 2011 compared to 23 games in 2012 and the Mets are 3 games above .500 as opposed to 3 games below .500 last season. Interesting note is the 2012 Mets have 14 less runs scored and 1 less run allowed compared to 2011.
How bad have the Marlins gotten off to? The early results are not good so far especially after spending $194,000,000. They are 7 games behind last year’s pace. Meanwhile the Nationals are 4 games ahead of last year’s pace and their pitching has allowed 38 less runs compared to 2011 after 22 games.
The Phillies have actually allowed less runs compared to the same number of games last year but clearly the offense has been the issue. Having scored 24 less runs compared to the same number of games played in 2011.