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Mets are letting up HR, not hitting many

The Mets have surrendered an MLB-high 21 home runs in 12 games this year.

Bartolo Colon has allowed six, four of which occurred Sunday against the Angels. Dillon Gee has given up five.

“Those kind of guys, they’ve got to pitch down in the zone,” Terry Collins said, in regards to Colon and Gee (Newsday, Apr. 14). “When they’re up, it straightens out, and when it straightens out they’re going to get hit hard.”

Meanwhile, the Mets have hit just 10 home runs, good for No. 12 out of 15 teams in the National League. They’re on pace to hit roughly the same number (130) they hit in 2013.

Lucas Duda leads the team with three home runs. No other player has more than one.




36 comments
7up17_2go
7up17_2go

Not the most appealing picture of Colon.  He does resemble a fat, toad.

archer41
archer41

"The Mets have surrendered an MLB-high 21 home runs in 12 games this year."  Awesome.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Not many runs scored and lots given up is not a recipe for 90 wins said Captain Obvious.

bigdirty
bigdirty

for some reason I though the mets were showing more power this year than last. It seemed like more hr's were being hit. Maybe all it was is that they hit multiple hrs in a single game. 


the team doesnt hit for average, power, speed or get on base. What exactly has changed. I think curtis will turn it around but he needs to hit in front of wright to get more fastballs. he is not the guy to protect david. 


David needs to start carrying the team more. I know its early but my issue with him is that the Mets and the fan base hold him up so high yet he is not a guy who is capable of putting a team on his back and carrying them through a bad time. 


still the record is better than i expected at this point in the year. 

eric88
eric88

.........and it is only going to get worse.

upstater
upstater

And right on target for a 67 win season.

Michael Jacoutot
Michael Jacoutot

Listening to the Braves telecast when Colon mowed them down - something to take away from a viewer's perspective -- In Colon's wins, he has the largest disparity in ERA and WHIP then when in his losses.  It's because his fastball sits in the high 80's,low 90's aka the goldilocks zone for hitters.  However, in his wins, he locates far better and gets a lot of non-sweet spot contact.  But, in his losses, well, you saw what happened.  We can come to expect this from Colon - when he's on he's on, and when he's off, lawd have mercy!

Lets Go Mets!
Lets Go Mets!

It's that time again, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!  Let's all cheer on the Amazin's as they face NL West Powerhouse, the Arizona Diamondbacks, starting toniight!

Mets fans....MAKE SOME NOISE!!!!

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Only the Mets could come up with a perfect recipe for losing.

Mets are bad but Arizona might be worse. Historically, we're pretty good offensively in AZ. Let's see what happens tonight. We need a bounce-back win after that drubbing yesterday. Geeez.

johnsec125
johnsec125

this team is bad on paper and worse on the field.

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

Wow, who would have seen this coming?  They aren't hitting for power?  Get outta here.

johnsec125
johnsec125

at least 12 under by memorial day.

Richie_Brienza
Richie_Brienza

Isn't exactly a shocker now is it? come on..same old song and dance with this team we all know about this today and past years

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Wright and Murphy need to start hitting..along with Grandy...but if this pitching staff most of the time gives up 4-5 runs we are going to lose a lot of games.

nolrog
nolrog

On the positive side, we're not last in striking out. 

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

I think it is getting to the point again where prayers are in order for this franchise, many prayers...

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

If only some of us could have predicted this dilemma...

helloboy
helloboy

@Victor Triguero  It is because he is the wrong free agent.  What they needed was a 1B and did not get Abreu. They needed a SS and did nothing.  They did bring in 2 OF just to cause a controversy.  If they just signed Young and brought in Drew and Abreu there would have been less issues and less complaints. The team showed more trust in Tejada/Duda than they did in Lagares.  This is why they can't be taken seriously as evaluators.


Granderson can still come on.  However, he is not going to be the high average guy.  What he needs is more people on base ahead of him.  Only Murphy is getting base with any regularity.

j1a1mes
j1a1mes

@Victor Triguero Do you really see Drew changing the lineup significantly?   Honest question, no sarcasm intended.   I just don't see it....

helloboy
helloboy

@Sean Garcia  Yes, we should have done so before they traded Nunez.  At least we would get rid of Tejada for a guy who can hit.  Nunez may not be a good fielder, but he would still help the Mets more than Tejada does.  Trading with them now gets us back nothing of use. 

alczervik
alczervik

@johnsec125  I actually think it's terrible on paper and just bad on the field.  

nolrog
nolrog

@Father Dooley I think it's beyond prayers Father.  I think we need to bury a Piazza jersey under home plate, a Seaver jersey under the pitching mound and sacrafice a chicken or something.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

 @Albert E Lewis Ill give him the benefit of the doubt for now but if hes hitting .220 with 8-9 hrs at the break how can any Mets fans take him seriously as a hitter?

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

No witch craft homie. If you're going to pray pray in the name of Jesus Christ and pray for their health. Pray that they can become more stronger and durable where they could last full seasons. The rest is up to God. We can't tell God to make them win games or make them better than they already are. We can only pray that God may help them become wiser in their thinking.

Peace -

nolrog
nolrog

Please note, no chickens were harmed in the above exasperation (sp?)

j1a1mes
j1a1mes

@Albert E Lewis  Seriously though.  Did anybody actually think bringing Granderson in was going to drastically change the power numbers in our lineup?  He was a consistent 20-25 HR guy in Detroit (thats a nice number, but certainly not the 30+ HR guy we are sorely lacking) he hits for 40 HR in 2 years playing in a Yankee stadium bandbox and we're convinced hes a power hitting outfielder?   I don't care about how his home runs chart in citi field, i care that he has statistically average hitter who strikes out 150 times a year on average. 

But lets bring him in at 33 years old, tell him hes here because hes a power bat and expect him to get his average up and strike outs down?

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

If the entire Mets team could learn about Character from Christ-- they would be better not because they'd attain better skills from Him-- but because of the wiser way they'd be thinking on the mounds and at the plates and in between games aswell as on the offseasons.

I believe there are a few born again Christians in the team,, like Lagares but I'm not sure.

Mariano Rivera is Christian- but being Christian didn't give him his skills--- it just gave him the right mind and spirit to go with them-

God would calm their nerves a lot more is what I'm saying-- and the more relaxed you are along with the right focus and confidence-- the better they will succeed at what they have already been given the level of talent to succeed.

Peace