Travis d’Arnaud had two hits Tuesday against the Braves, snapping an 0-for-16 start to his season.
Meanwhile, David Wright is hitless in his past 12 at-bats. He is hitting .192 in seven games this season. Curtis Granderson is hitting .154.
As a team, the Mets are hitting .192 and have struck out a league-leading 70 times in 219 at-bats.
Terry Collins said after the game that he hopes to soon a turn around from Wright and Granderson, as well as Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda and Eric Young Jr.
“I know when those guys get going, this is going to be a different club,” he said (ESPN NY, Apr. 8). “Right now, our pitching has held us in there.”
Mets starting pitchers have a 3.22 ERA in seven games this season, which is eighth-best in the National League. However, they have the second-worst bullpen ERA (6.05) and have they have scored just 25 runs, good for No. 11 out of 15 teams in the NL.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Wright will not hit .190 all season, which means he’s due for getting hot. The same goes for Granderson. This is good news, because the team is 3-4 despite a rough first few days of the season, a silent offense and a shaky bullpen. They’ve got a difficult road trip and schedule ahead of them this month. It will be a total nightmare if the bats do not wake up. However, if they perk up just a bit, April could be better than expected…