I can't even allow myself to think about how impotent these Mets showed themselves to be last night.  There is not enough prescription erectile dysfunction medicine in all the pharmacies of Queens to get these flaccid Mets excited.  Priapism is not a worry for these Mets.  So to take my mind off of that particular troubling aspect of my favorite sports team I decided instead to take a closer look at another one:  the Mets record when allowing 3 runs.  Last night the Mets lost to the Phillies 3-2 and I became curious about their won-lost record and how it compared to other National League teams in games in which they allowed 3 runs.  Here is what I found:
  • The Mets are 6-11, .353 when they allow 3 runs.  Overall they are 74-79, .484.
Due to the annoying presence of the Designated Hitter I am not going to bother comparing the Mets to the entire Major Leagues but here are the records of all the National League teams in alphabetical order, when they allow 3 runs and overall:
  • Astros 16-6, .727; 74-80, .481
  • Braves 24-12, .667; 86-68, .558
  • Brewers 16-3, .842; 72-81, .471
  • Cardinals 16-7, .696; 79-74, .516
  • Cubs 14-14, .500; 69-84, .451
  • Diamondbacks 9-13, .409; 62-92, .403
  • Dodgers 15-7, .682; 75-79, .487
  • Giants 10-11, .476; 87-67, .565
  • Marlins 6-5, .545; 76-77, .497
  • Nationals 15-7, .682; 66-88, .429
  • Padres 11-6, .647; 86-67, .562
  • Phillies 9-6, .600; 93-61, .604
  • Pirates 12-7, .632; 53-100, .346
  • Reds 11-9, .550; 86-68 .558
  • Rockies 18-5, .783; 82-71, .536
Other than the Mets only 2 NL teams have a losing record when allowing 3 runs - the Diamondbacks and the Giants.  The Diamondbacks however do have a superior winning percentage when allowing 3 runs than their overall winning percentage by .006 while the Mets winning percentage when allowing 3 runs is actually .131 worse than overall.The Cubs are .500 when allowing 3 runs but that is .049 better than overall.Like the Mets the Giants, Phillies and Reds have a worse winning percentage when allowing 3 runs than overall but the Mets .131 gap is the greatest.  The Giants are worse by .089, the Phillies by .004 while the Reds are .008 worse.Even the lowly, laughable Pirates, the franchise many Mets fans look down at while saying to themselves "at least we're not the Pirates" have managed a .632 winning percentage when allowing 3 runs.When the 2010 Mets allow 3 runs you can see their demise coming.  They can try and cheat death but it will eventually catch up with them.