Momentum not only carries weight in the standings during a hot streak, it can also affect bullpen hierarchies as well. With the Mets playing their way into playoff contention, Seth Lugo continues to thrive. Dating back to July second, Lugo’s recorded 15.2 scoreless innings spanning 14 appearances. He’s only yielded three hits and one walk with 19 strikeouts of the 51 total batters faced. This results in a .061/.098/.061 slash line against, a .079 weighted on-base average and a minuscule 0.26 WHIP. 

Also within this sample, Lugo’s generated a 10.5 swinging strike percentage with a 77.3 contact percentage. Neither of these results jump off the page, but given the three hits allowed, a 60 percent ground ball rate and 22.2 infield fly...