Eric Young hits a two run homer

EY on his way back… maybe.

Eric Young Jr. is expected to rejoin the Mets on Monday for the start of the team’s three-game series in St. Louis, Terry Collins told reporters this past weekend.

The Mets are 18-16 when Young has been in the starting lineup this season. They are 18-24 when he’s not.

Young went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored in a rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday.

He had been on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain since early June. He has 17 stolen bases and has scored 28 runs, despite hitting just .220 with a .315 OBP.


The Mets could also choose to delay activating Young, and instead promote a relief pitchers to support their bullpen, which worked eight innings on Sunday against the Padres.




17 comments
Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Call up a RP instead please. Much better chance of him helping the tired BP then EY who couldn't even get a hit in 3 games vs AA pitching helping the offense

gloveman
gloveman

They way I see it, there were maybe 8 or 10 games when EY really had it going and made a difference.  Most of the rest of the games he had little or not contribution. 

Ricky Gurbal
Ricky Gurbal

Forget EY hes a lost cause, FREE FLORES!

Danny Tortorella
Danny Tortorella

If we were getting him back as a extra OFer and pinch runner with a established starting outfield I would be thrilled. As a starter and Leadoff man sorry thats just more torture

baldy
baldy

All those records tell me is that we're due to go 0-8 once Eric Young gets back.

Kevin Powers
Kevin Powers

Thank god EY is coming back , now we can make the playoffs lol

Alex Cooper
Alex Cooper

I saw EY in Binghamton yesterday and he was running well. He should be back hitting leadoff and starting over CY

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

 Metsblog continues to misrepresent facts.

"The Mets are 18-16 when Young has been in the starting lineup this season. They are 18-24 when he’s not."

How can anyone actually think there is a causal effect between EYJ and the team's record?  He's hitting .220 with a .315 OBP, one of the worst leadoff hitters in the entire game!  How about mentioning we've missed the staff ace for an extended period....our team captain is going through an insanely bad stretch right now, our bozo manager continues to make bad choices we have black holes at SS, C and wherever Chris Young plays.

It's just insane to me that on SNY and this site they fixate on the worst players and pretend they are something they're not.  

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

"The Mets are 18-16 when Young has been in the starting lineup this season. They are 18-24 when he’s not."

This makes no sense to me as this would put the Mets record at 36-40.

Susan Heit
Susan Heit

I want EYJr to come back, but we really need pitching help right now. Dice - K could help if he's ok, but.....

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Again...how is that really relevant?  Do you know how little effect on the game one player from the team really has?  (Especially as bad a hitter as EYJ)

babyface
babyface

@Tarheel11 @Father Dooley  Or actual player records, ability, or anything else that might tell a reasonably rational front office to GO OUT AND GET BETTER PLAYERS.