Earlier I did a post that took a look at the NL East record at the start of the 7th, 8th and 9th inning. It was an update to an even earlier post that I did because I felt it was only fair to show how poorly the team had performed this past weekend vs Miami.
One of the observations from the post was that in 2012 the Mets have a record of 16-3 when ahead or tied at the start of the 7th inning and 3-12 when trailing at the start of the 7th inning. This was followed by a few questions posed to me asking how many of those games had leads lost in which the Mets offense bailed out the bullpen?
So in an attempt to answer this question I went back and took a game by game look to see how many of those games indeed had leads lost in which the Mets offense bailed out the bullpen.
As best as I can tell here are the results. The Mets have played 19 games where they were either ahead or tied at the start of the 7th inning. From those 19 games only 6 had leads or ties that the pen lost one being the April 21 game which Nieuwenhuis over ran the fly-ball with 2 outs that resulted in a tied game. Half of those 6 games the Mets offense picked up the pen for the win.
Also of the 15 games that the Mets were trailing at the start of the 7th inning the Mets came back to tie or take the lead in 6 of them. Out of those 6 three had leads or ties that the pen lost.
To close the Mets are 16-3 when ahead or tied at the start of the 7th inning and only 3 of those wins are the result of the Mets offense picking up the pen due to leads lost.
The Mets are also 3-12 when trailing to start the 7th inning with 3 of those losses due to the pen being unable to hold the lead or tie after the Mets offense gave it to them.
Below is a breakdown.
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