Michael Baron of “JustMets.net” tweeted:
#Mets are 4-8 when they don’t hit a home run so far in 2016. 16-4 when they do hit a home run.
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) May 11, 2016
That results in a .467 winning percentage difference between when they DO homer (.800) and when they don’t (.333). Is that a record?
I used the Retrosheet gamelogs to determine the won-loss records of all teams from 1911-2015 given whether or not they homered in games. Here are the top five teams in terms of winning percentage differential in a given season.
|GAME WITH HR||GAME WITH NO HR|
If the Mets continued their winning percentages in both circumstances, they’d have the fourth-highest difference all-time, behind the strike-shortened 1995 season of the Dodgers (made playoffs), the war-shortened 1918 season of the New York Giants (finished 2nd in NL) and the 2009 Cubs (finished 2nd in NL Central, missed playoffs).