New York Mets Series Preview vs. Toronto Blue Jays June 15th-18th

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Can Mets Keep It Up?

Jun 14, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) celebrates with left fielder Michael Cuddyer (23) and right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) after hitting a three run homer in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into a series with the Blue Jays, there is one thing you know that will happen for certain; they will hit the ball and hit it often and hard. The Blue Jays are the highest scoring team in baseball by a wide margin, scoring 343 runs compared to 286 for the Texas Rangers, who are second. The Mets on the other hand are closer to the bottom, ranking 25th with 237 runs scored.

But, the Mets have gotten things going a little more recently on offense. They have scored at least five runs in four of their last five games, recovering nicely from the no-hitter that Chris Heston and the San Francisco Giants handed them last week. Is that something that they can keep going?

Against the Blue Jays, the Mets will need it to or else they will get the doors blown off of them. No matter who is pitching against them, the Blue Jays will hit. It will take an extraordinary effort to shut down all nine of them for a full game, let alone a four game series. That would be a ton of pressure on the Mets pitching staff, which could cause them to press and miss on the mound.

The Mets offense providing some runs will put everyone at ease. They have shown over the last couple of games that when they get some of their players back they are capable of putting up runs. They will need Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares to continue setting the table well at the top of the lineup so that Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores and Michael Cuddyer can knock them in.

The Mets will not be facing the most intimidating of pitchers, but like their own lineup, the Blue Jays pitching staff is riding high off of their current production. It should make for a good matchup between two teams that have dominating facets (the Mets pitching and Blue Jays hitting) that are enjoying recent success from their less successful ones; the Mets lineup and Blue Jays pitching staff.

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