“Not much,” Terry Collins replied Sunday, when asked what he has been seeing lately from his team’s offense. “We’re not swinging very good.”
His team is hitting .210 in August.
They have scored the fewest runs in baseball since the All-Star break.
Matthew Cerrone: It’s interesting that, while the Mets struggle to hit, and we all daydream about Sandy Alderson trading for a bat, the Cubs are doing home-run trots around Citi Field.
These two teams match up so well together, the Mets need a shortstop, the Cubs need a pitcher, the Cubs have shortstops to deal, the Mets have pitching to deal, there has to be a fit here…. there has to be.
This home stand was brutal for Mets hitters. Frankly, outside of that one stretch before the All-Star break, Citi Field has crushed this team’s ability to score this season, while having very little impact on the opposition for some reason. The Mets averaged just one run a game during the recently-concluded seven-game stretch at their home ballpark, while hitting one home run and striking out 19 times.
Daniel Murphy is lunging and off balance, David Wright is hurting and Curtis Granderson has one hit in his last 25 at bats. If these three guys are not hitting, it’s understandable that the team would score just one run a game. In other words, Sandy Alderson, keep calling the Cubs…