Mets Are Right Where They Belong In Last Place
May 17, 2010
Sorry, no video today so I’ll leave you with this.
The New York Mets have now lost 5 in a row, 7 out of 8 and sit in last place in the NL East. Wonder why they are in last place? Take a look at some of these stats below.
The Mets 4th (Jason Bay) and 5th (David Wright) hitters have a combined 91 strike outs on the season.
The team spark plug Jose Reyes is batting .221 and has an OBP of .269.
The last time a Mets starting pitcher won a game was Jonathon Niese on April 30, 2010 against the Phillies. In my opinion this means two things 1) Starters are not consistently pitching deep into games and 2) When the starter does pitch well, the offense isn’t hitting.
Speaking of the offense, with runners in scoring position, the Mets are batting .236 which ranks them 26th out of 30 MLB teams.
Fundamentals: This can’t be over looked. Time and time again this year we have seen this team fail to do the little things. Things like: not being able to execute a bunt, not move the runner over with less than two outs, field or catch a ball cleanly, base running mistakes, etc.. No team will consistently win if they can’t execute on fundamentals.
The Mets schedule this week includes a hot Atlanta Braves team, an energized Washington Nationals squad & the New York Yankees. If they don’t get it together quick, this could get real ugly.