The Mets are already moving away with the NL East

Francisco Linder of the New York Mets looks up against the # 12 St. Louis Cardinals during their game at City Field on May 19, 2022 in New York City.
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Despite some recent injury problems, the New York Mets are one of the best teams in the 2022 National League.

They have a 26-14 record, which is proof of the team’s great all-round play since the start of the season.

“With a quarter of the season in the books, Metra has built a strong lead over the NL East,” SNY tweeted.

Their good play means they have built a strong lead in the NL East Division, which was supposed to be a strong one with the reigning champions, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mets have played seven games against their closest rivals, the Phillies, and they have an eight-game advantage over the Braves.

The Mets’ good play has been matched by the poor performance of their enemies

One of the reasons behind the Mets’ big lead is that every team in this division has played below expectations, especially the Braves and Phillies.

But the Mets, who are now dealing with injuries to Max Scherzer and Jacob Digrom, probably won’t complain about their enemies’ inability to win the game.

In fact, that seven-game lead will be tested in the coming weeks: DeGrom and Sherza are not expected to return before July, and the rest of the pitchers and offenders need to be at the top of their game.

Chris Basit is now the de facto taker, and Taijuan Walker, Carlos Carasco, David Peterson and Trevor Williams have to go ahead.

Will they be enough for the Mets to avoid a fall they endured last year?

Remember the Mets got a five-game advantage last season like last June, when all was said and done was third in the division.

Only time will tell.

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