Top 10 best hot streaks in Mets history

The 2011 Mets finished under .500 but they had an 88-game stretch where they played at a .568 clip (50-38). That got me wondering what the best stretch for wins in franchise history was for the Mets. Below is the list, with a minimum of 20 wins. Also, a team’s best percentage is taken during a particular streak. A 20-5 mark is more impressive here than a 25-7 record, since the former’s winning percentage is higher.

10. 1988 Mets 28-8 (.778) from 4/10-5/22
Longest winning streak – 7 games
Longest losing streak – 3 games
Home: 11-3
Road: 17-5
Fun Fact – Dwight Gooden was 7-0 in this stretch

T8. 1969 Mets 20-5 (.800) from 5/28-6/24
Longest winning streak – 11 games
Longest losing streak – 2 games
Home: 12-1
Road: 8-4
Fun Fact – Two of their five losses came versus Hall of Famers in Gaylord Perry and Don Drysdale

T8. 2000 Mets 20-5 (.800) from 7/25-8/18
Longest winning streak – 6 games
Longest losing streak – 1 game
Home: 14-3
Road: 6-2
Fun Fact – 11 different pitchers recorded wins for the Mets in this stretch.

7. 1985 Mets 30-7 (.811) from 7/2-8/13
Longest winning streak – 9 games (2X)
Longest losing streak – 3 games
Home: 16-5
Road: 14-2
Fun Fact – Jesse Orosco had 7 saves, Roger McDowell had 6 and Terry Leach had 1 during the hot streak.

6. 1969 Mets 26-6 (.813) from 8/16-9/13
Longest winning streak – 10 games
Longest losing streak – 2 games
Home: 17-2
Road: 9-4
Fun Facts – Mets played seven doubleheaders in this stretch and went 5-0-2. The streak began with back-to-back doubleheader sweeps over the Padres. This was the team’s best percentage record in the amazing hot streak to end the season, but they also went 29-7 and 38-10.

5. 1988 Mets 23-5 (.821) from 8/22-9/22
Longest winning streak – 8 games
Longest losing streak – 2 games
Home: 15-3
Road: 8-2
Fun Fact – Mets had six shutouts in this stretch and their opponents scored two runs or fewer 18 times.

4. 1972 Mets 24-5 (.828) from 4/21-5/21
Longest winning streak – 11 games
Longest losing streak – 2 games (2X)
Home: 13-3
Road: 11-3
(Not so) Fun Facts – At the end of the winning streak, Tommie Agee had an .888 OPS. From May 22nd to the end of the year he had a .618 OPS. Over the same time periods, Jim Fregosi had an .809 and .580 OPS marks, respectively.

3. 1986 Mets 20-4 (.833) from 4/18-5/15
Longest winning streak – 11 games
Longest losing streak – 2 games
Home: 10-2
Road: 10-2
Fun Fact – Roger McDowell picked up three wins in relief

2. 1984 Mets 21-4 (.840) from 7/1-7/27
Longest winning streak – 8 games
Longest losing streak – 1 game
Home: 13-1
Road: 8-3
Fun Fact – Mets beat five four former Mets pitchers in this stretch – Nolan Ryan (twice), Charlie Puleo, Mike Scott and Neil Allen (twice).

1. 1990 Mets 20-2 (.909) from 6/12-7/6
Longest winning streak – 11 games
Longest losing streak – 1 game
Home: 10-1
Road: 10-1
Fun Fact – From June 5th to August 3rd, the Mets went 40-15

Honorable Mention – The 2010 Mets posted a stretch where they went 21-7, the best mark for any club in team history that finished under .500 (79-83).

Post Script – an update to this article was done on 9/10/16

4 comments for “Top 10 best hot streaks in Mets history

  1. October 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

    QUOTE: “Fun Fact – Two of their five losses came versus Hall of Famers in Gaylord Perry and Don Drysdale.”

    And 1969 was Drysdale’s worst (and final) season…

  2. Erik Christensen
    April 22, 2015 at 9:02 am

    “2. 1984 Mets 21-4 (.840) from 7/1-7/27
    Longest winning streak – 8 games
    Longest losing streak – 1 game
    Home: 13-1
    Road: 8-3
    Fun Fact – Mets beat five former Mets pitchers in this stretch – Nolan Ryan (twice), Ed Lynch, Charlie Puleo, Mike Scott and Neil Allen (twice).”

    Ed Lynch was a member of the 84 Mets.. He was traded by the Mets on June 30, 1986 and said he felt like he was a kid kicked out of the house on Christmas morning.

    • April 22, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Thank you for the correction, which has been made in the article.

    • April 23, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      “Ed Lynch was a member of the 84 Mets.. He was traded by the Mets on June 30, 1986 and said he felt like he was a kid kicked out of the house on Christmas morning.”

      Someone else read that book about the 86 Mets 🙂

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