The 2018 season has been frustrating for the New York Mets. They haven’t won a series since sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series from May-18-20. Following Sunday’s loss, manager Mickey Callaway summed that up with one brilliant quote.
Callaway on not winning a series since May 20: "You almost get lucky and win a series, but it just hasn't happened for us."
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 8, 2018
Well, the Mets haven’t gotten lucky. But the extended run of futility being experienced in New York goes beyond a lack of luck.
Since that sweep of Arizona, the Mets have gone 12-32. For reference, that pace over the course of a full season would amount to a 44-118 record. Going back a little further, New York started its season 11-1. Since then, it’s gone 24-50.
Sure, a little luck might have helped the Mets win a few extra games. But by and large, a team doesn’t amass that kind of record by getting unlucky.