Twelve wins in 13 games. Five in a row. Seven series wins in their last eight.
The Mets are, quite simply, firing on all cylinders.
Tuesday night was just the latest example of a complete team win, and as has been the case often during this streak, it all started on the mound, with Zack Wheeler dominating.
Coming off seven innings of four-hit ball against the White Sox his last time out, Wheeler stepped his game up another notch on Tuesday, scattering eight hits over eight innings of work, striking out five.
The Mets' pitching staff entered the night with an NL-best 2.90 ERA since the All-Star break, and Wheeler did more than his part on Tuesday.
"We know how good we can be and how good we are. We're shooting for it," Wheeler said. "We've got a good group of guys. We're just playing hard. The intensity's up, and everybody's up on the bench cheering for every single thing that goes right, and something goes wrong, guys are picking people up … We've got a tougher schedule coming up, so hopefully we can continue to pitch well and swing the bats."
Entering the night, Mets starting pitchers had compiled a 2.38 ERA and a 9-2 record since the break. With Marcus Stroman now in the mix, and all starters seemingly pitching at their best at the moment, things are looking up for the Mets.
"There's no doubt that when you think about our rotation, it excites you, right? It's one of the best in baseball," said Mickey Callaway. "I'd probably put it up there with anybody's (rotation), and they're pitching well right now.
"We understand who we've been playing, but that doesn't matter to us. We try to win every single game every day, and if we take that approach, you really shouldn't worry about your opponent. We're worried about ourselves playing the game the right way, the camaraderie that we have in the clubhouse, and if we do that, we have enough talent in that room to beat anybody."
Meanwhile, Pete Alonso continues to show signs of busting out of his post-break slump, hitting his second home run in as many nights. He now has 36 home runs on the season, and he's looking forward to finishing off the series with the Marlins on a high note Wednesday afternoon.
"I've been chasing less and I've been doing a better job of commanding the strike zone, and I'm just going to keep building off of each at-bat and just keep the ball rolling. I'm feeling really good right now, and it's a good time for a sweep tomorrow."