How Grimace saved the New York Mets… now on a seven-game win streak since McDonald’s icon threw first pitch

The New York Mets are on a seven-game win streak, looking in the best form they have in years after a 14-2 win on Monday night, and a 7-6 comeback victory over the Texas Rangers, and they have Grimace to thank. 

That’s right, the round, purple McDonalds mascot that’s friends with the Hamburglar and Ronald McDonald is the good-luck charm for the pro team from Queens. 

How so? Even if Citi Field does have any golden arch locations inside?

On June 12, Grimace threw out the first pitch at a game against the Miami Marlins. The pitch itself was awful, as Grimce stood at the foot of the mound, as opposed to the rubber, and the pitch one-hopped outside the strike zone and batter’s box. 

Yet, the Mets have not lost since, starting off with a 10-4 over Miami the day of Grimace’s pitch. 

Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets are on a hot streak now at seven wins in a row

Grimace, the popular McDonald's mascot, threw out the first pitch at the Mets game on June 12

Grimace, the popular McDonald’s mascot, threw out the first pitch at the Mets game on June 12

New York was 28-37 before Grimace’s first pitch, and now, it is two games under .500.  

The Mets were victorious the next day, winning a series over the Marlins in a critical battle for positioning in the National League East. 

Then came a home series against the San Diego Padres, who still have some serious firepower in Jurickson Profar, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Manny Machado. 

New York won those games 11-6, 2-1, and 5-1. 

Monday night’s 14-2 drubbing of the World Series champion Texas Rangers was the Mets first road win on their current win streak. 

The Rangers lead the Mets 6-2 through five innings on Tuesday night, but allowed five runs unanswered to keep the Grimace streak alive. 

After one more game at Globe Life Park in the series, New York heads to a weekend tilt against the Chicago Cubs. 

The Mets showed some life to save their season before Grimace came into their lives. And although they are still 13.5 games out of the National League East lead, they’re only one half-game back of the second Wild Card spot. 

If the trend continues, Mets fans may invest in Big Macs and McRibs to continue their team’s meteoric rise.