Travis d'Arnaud

David Wright is not going to hit .192 all year

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…




90 comments
January 12th
January 12th

the mets just need to get good production out of 2 of the 3, being the the bullpen, rotation, or lineup. Good production from two of the three for a prolonged period at the same time

Mau Agudelo
Mau Agudelo

When the mets start hitting the pitching will start sucking. We've seen this forever now. I don't know how u can see a silver lining in this? Oh wait u get paid by the mets to!

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

Wright I believe you on. Granderson I'm not so sure. If he hit .154 with 35 HR on the year I would not be shocked.

Frank Garza
Frank Garza

If Wright has the flu, why isn't he resting? 

A Pocono View_
A Pocono View_

I just wonder if grndy wldn't be better suited to be in a diff spot in lineup....not sure where..perhaps trade spots w/ legares, maybe duda..

benmoz
benmoz

Guys. Go do something with your lives! Stop commenting with your stupidity on this blog day after day. (And for those smart asses who are going to say that I'm commenting right now, I comment very very rarely).

I'm a college student and honestly the way most of you sound, I know immense amounts more about baseball than you. I do advanced statistics for my school team and have reads tons of literature on baseball and share metrics.

The offense is struggling. Nothing is new, this is a non issue right now. There are tons of hitters around the league hitting way over their heads right now, do you think their fans are calling them all All stars right now? NO!!

Stop making the Mets look bad with your idiocy.

Wright with a .310 OBP. Terry favoring EYJ? Who was in the lineup opening day? Chris Young was. So stop it.

Instead of commenting here. Go read something about baseball or stars,or frankly, anything for that matter.

Cheryl Ann Boogaard
Cheryl Ann Boogaard

So TC told reporters David has been sick (very sick) for most of the week. Adam Rubin posted an interview with Wright in which he noted David was coughing and sneezing- quite visibly and obviously sick.

Yet, Wright played Friday when it was 38 and raining at Citifield. I was there and healthy and can tell you it was brutal. No weather for a player who's already sick and who you need desperately to be healthy. Today Wright was taking extra BP. Way to save what little energy you have (TC said his energy level wasn't where it needed to be)

David said he didn't know if it was the flu because he isn't a doctor. Guess what there are real doctors in NY that can tell you this and help you get well. If it is the flu he should be back in his hotel room getting well and not infecting everyone else.

These things make me crazy. It isn't rocket science people. Team hasn't been able to get out if it's own way for years.

pj10
pj10

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 [and Ruben Tejada and Ike Davis and Travid d'Arnaud and Chris Young]. He then added, [And then we will be better].

owlnut
owlnut

Duda? When did he ever hit?

adam
adam

Grandy has actually hit the ball well. He's had at least 4 balls caught on the warning track. Wright will hit. Murphy will hit, yet continue to be a head scratcher with some of his at bats. I would be all for trading Murph and Niese at the deadline for a major league ready SS, 1b, or outfielder. Flores can put up the same numbers at 2b if given the chance. We need to fill some holes for next year when the pitching is ready.

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

When the season ends and Wright finishes the year with a .192 average, we will all remind Matt of this post.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

This is kind of a nothing story Matt (no offense).  Honestly i'm not concerned about career .301 (Wright) and .290 (Murphy) hitters getting it going eventually.  We KNOW they will get it going eventually.  And frankly this 'the Mets have the worst BP era....' stuff is a little misleading don't you think?  Has the BP been as bad the last few days as it was the first few days of the season?  The only thing i take from this is EY better get HIS offensive game together...because CY is due off the DL next week.  There is nothing to stop TC from slotting CY or JL into that leadoff spot and returning EY to the realm of 4th OFers....where, incidently, he belongs.

metstones
metstones

Man I tell you that Cerrone is one smart cookie to say that Wright won't hit a buck 92 all season. 

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Well, we all knew that offense was going to be the Mets challenge. So far, we have been lucky to get key hits to win some games. Your guess is as good as mine on how many games we will win this season. . .Lets Go Mets!

Lets Go Mets!
Lets Go Mets!

Speaking of Mets hitters, lets give kudos where kudos are due:

Eric Young - National League Stolen Base leader!

Daniel Murphy - Career .290 Batting Average!

David Wright - Mets Captain and Premier player!

Curtis Granderson - Belted 43 Homers in 2012!

Chris Young - 91 RBIs in 2010!

Lucas Duda / Ike Davis - Both capable of hitting 20+HRs, in the same season!

Travis d'Arnaud - The human backstop!

Ruben Tejada - Batted .289 in 2012!


With players like these, the rest of the National League must be shaking in their pants!!!

ponzies86
ponzies86

Duda in the starting lineup, YAY! 

Matthew Crawford
Matthew Crawford

Cerrone: He Might. All kidding aside, don't expect him to reach .300.  I'm looking at .270 17 HR 80 Runs 80 RBI 14 SB. .310 OBP.

On a good team, Wright is a #2 or #5/6 hitter. Batting him in the 3 spot has inflated his stats. He was great when he had Delgado/Beltran/Reyes etc... around him. But not now. He is scared to swing at good pitches. He thinks too much. You can see it every night. He gets in a 1-2 or 0-2 hole after letting very hittable pitches by without taking the bat off his shoulder.

Mets will acquire another big bat before 2015 - The Return of Harvey - and mark my words, Wright will be a #2 or #5 hitter in a 2015/16 Met Lineup.

GhostofCasey
GhostofCasey

David and Grandy will be fine.  As far as the rest of the team, let's be real.  They are not going to make the playoffs (big surprise, right?).  So, let's get the Tejadas', Lugares', and the rest of this collection of AAA players to paly their best and see if they can be big leaguers.  If not, trade them, cut them or send then to Mars after the season.  2014 should be the last year to make excuses and 2015 is the beginning of the next era.  Let's give the Wilpons that.  If not, they need to sell this team and admit that the Madoff scheme that they willingly participated in is over.  Bud Selig, a childhood friend of Fred Wilpon, will retire next January and the Commissioner's shield for the Mets' owners should be gone.  Just like the players, the owners need to perform or do something other than destroy a great NY National League franchise in New York.  Fans who have bled for this team since 1962, like me, deserve better.  Come on, Wilpons.  Put up or go back to developing real estate.  Developing baseball teams is obviously something foreign to you.

Joseph Lewis
Joseph Lewis

Can someone who has a grasp on the English language write, or at the very least proofread, the articles before they are posted on this site? It can sometimes (more often than not) make for a terrible read.

vandelay
vandelay

 Actually he kinda is getting paid to walk (among other things).  The FO loves OBP (as they should...it's very important)...if Wright didn't regularly post a great OBP, he wouldn't have been offered the contract he has

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Your a huge loser jus saying. I'm 30 years old I have nothing better to do. When I was in college I didn't even kno what metsblog was. U obv get no action in college jump off a cliff.

Starz31
Starz31

 Sounds like a bunch of players have been battling either the flu or flu-like symptoms. They'll get through it and hopefully turn it on when they get healthy. 

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

2011: 10 homers, 370 obp, 300 abs

2012: 15 homers, 329 obp, 400 abs

2013: 15 homers, 352 obp, 300 abs

Come one guys lets get our facts straight. To say when has he ever hit is you not knowing what ur talkin ab I'm sorry. He's not great but he's not awful either. In 500 abs he's a very good bet for 25 homeruns and an above average obp

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@brockl  Hey, i'm always looking for new Met content (especially at the beginning of the season or during the off).  What's your blog called again?  

Alan J Tepper
Alan J Tepper

@brockl  It's crazy.  I can understand an occasional typo, but there is a grammatical mistake or a misspelling in almost every post.  

vandelay
vandelay

@Matthew Crawford  Hahaha.  Hitting him in the "3 spot has inflated his stats"? What does that even mean? And why would hitting 3rd "inflate" stats?  


Also Wright posting a .310 OBP is a pretty bold prediction.  That's like 70 points below his career average and 80 points below what he posted just last year.


Hitting him 2nd actually wouldn't be a terrible idea.  Recent analyses show the 2nd hitter is actually slightly more important (or at least bats in a few more important situations) than the 3 hitter does.  So I'd be nice to have an elite level hitter like Wright hitting 2nd.

Starz31
Starz31

@Matthew Crawford  Wright wil never bat 2nd on this team. Just being realistic. He's fine as a three hitter, certainly the least of our problems. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Matthew Crawford  Huh?  .310 OBP?  When he hit .250 a few years ago he had a .345 OBP so a .310 OBP is not likely.  but your dislike for DWright is duly noted.  Not understood, but noted.   

mi
mi

@Matthew Crawford  why cant he hit 300? what r u even talking about man he had 1 bad year in his career when he hit 250 in 11' and hit 284 in 10' but he hit 30 hrs and had 100 rbi... every year hes at 300 or better , you cant blame him for the low rbi totals when he has noone around him

Starz31
Starz31

@Joseph Lewis  All they need is an editor. It's really not that big of a deal, though. 

benmoz
benmoz

@Mike Dell Italia  See you're proving my point here. In the real world job market, if you are sick with the flu, you can take a day off. That is understood.


Wright is a human being for god's sake. If he needs to take a day off for the flu, he can and should.


Any fan's who bash him... like do I really need to spell it out? They're opinions don't matter for anything if they are saying things like that.

benmoz
benmoz

@Mike Dell Italia  Dude you need to relax, I wasn't talking to you. If you actually noticed, I liked your comment on Duda, because I agree with what your saying. 


When you were in college Metsblog didn't exist dumbass.


For a 30 year old, your cognitive skills are clearly lacking if you instantaneously see red upon reading comments that aren't even directed towards you.


You literally just picked a fight for no reason. Good job.


By the way for a 30 year old how's your career doing that you can afford to be on Metsblog in the middle of the day?



C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Ken Thall  You know, when Jose Reyes was the fastest Met and every Met manager insisted on batting him leadoff (even his last few years) THAT could be justified because of his normally high BA, ability to go deep and well above average defense.  This with EY?  He is a CAREER 4th outfielder, and that stolen base crown was virtually by default.  he got 550+ ABs, what else was he supposed to do?  

brownbear7
brownbear7

This dude is the most annoying person ever. Troll hard or don't troll at all I guess

brownbear7
brownbear7

The same people that talk about typo's that Matt makes are the same ones that comment every day:"don't go to the games so that the Wilpons will sell the team!!!" "Boycott the mets!!!!"

Matthew Crawford
Matthew Crawford

@Starz31 @Matthew Crawford  .310 might be a dumb thing to say, but I am amazed how many Mets fans are not aggravated by David Wright. When all is said and done, yes, he puts up solid numbers. Especially last year at the beginning, he was on fire. But if any of you are not at least a little bit aggravated by David Wright, they do not watch enough Mets games.

benmoz
benmoz

@RockMarz  ... And you think that's me?? Man, I ain't the one saying ridiculously controversial and stupid things about baseball day after day on this blog.


THOSE are the people who like to hear themselves. The people that constantly bash Cerrone for everything he writes it seems. The people who say things pompously like : "Wright's gonna hit 270 with a 310 OBP"


Like how are you supporting this guy ^^^, I agree with his point, and he got angry at me.



RockMarz
RockMarz

Don't worry some people like to hear themselves .

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

I'm my own boss I do whatever I want. I just thought it was wrong of you to tell people to get a life like who are you. All bc someone comes on here and posts in a blog there's something wrong w them?

Alan J Tepper
Alan J Tepper

@brockl  I agree with you completely.  This isn't some teenager writing a blog from his parents' basement.  I understand that they have to get the news out quickly, but couldn't they just hire a proofreader?  If they read the comments, then they must be aware that this is an ongoing problem.

vandelay
vandelay

@Matthew Crawford @Starz31  Every player is going to be "aggravating" from time to time.  They all have days when they struggle.  But Wright is one of the best players in the game, and far less aggravating than most guys out there. 

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

310 obp hahahahahahahahahhahaha is this guy kidding. DW has a career 380 obp and never had lower then 332 which was his rookie year. Sometimes people on here jus make up stats to prove a point.