“There have been 29 home runs this season that would not have been home runs using last years wall configuration, from which 51 runs have scored,” according to the blog Citi Field Home Runs, which also complied the following graphic:
“Of these, opponents have hit 15 home runs scoring 28 runs while the Mets have hit 14 homeruns scoring 23 runs,” the website explains.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead WriterThis a good to see, because it was the right move and I’m glad it’s proving out. But, it doesn’t solve the fact that the Mets have just 98 home runs hit this season, which is slightly less than average in the National League. Frankly, I don’t care either way, so long as the team is scoring, which they are. But, I know it’s somewhat important to this front office that more home runs are hit, since it fits in to their overall philosophy of high OBP, the long ball and strikeout pitchers – plus, power is relatively undervalued on the open market (compared to, say, pitching). In other words, it’s working. However, better hitters would help too.