The Mets should stop blaming Citi Field for their struggles at the plate, Mike Piazza said Thursday at the MLB Draft (Post, June 6).
“I understand that (Citi Field) might not be a great hitters ballpark,” Piazza said. “But, to me, just take a step back, just hit the ball hard.”
The Mets are hitting just .222 with a .333 slugging percentage at home.
“The good teams I played on, everyone knows their roles, everyone knows to be a solid team, there is such a thing as productive outs, there is such a thing as finding a way to win, finding a way to get guys on and finding a way to get them home,” Piazza said. “Don’t be so wrapped up into the environmental factors of the game. … It’s easier said than done, but you’ve got to find a way to push through it. You’ve got to be resourceful, you’ve got to be creative.”