Terry Collins, Joe Torre, Don Mattingly

Sound Smart: 6 things to know before tonight’s Mets-Dodgers game

1) The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games against the Mets, during which they have a 2.99 ERA.


2) The Mets have hit just one home run in their last five games. It’s been a week since they had more than eight hits in a single game.


3) David Wright’s .371 career average against the Dodgers is third highest among opposing hitters during the last 50 years.


4) Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .436 during his last 11 games, accumulating half of his 30 RBI for the year.


5) Justin Turner returns to Citi Field batting .230 with no HR and five RBI in 74 at-bats for the Dodgers.


6) Dodgers outfielders Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig have combined to hit .354 with 15 doubles, 10 HR and 40 RBI in May.




24 comments
John Cucci
John Cucci

the dodgers can manage an outfield of Crawford, Ethier, Kemp and Puig, and we have to decide between Lagares and 3 guys hitting below .222.  unfortunately, terry can't blame juan's lack of offense, b/c he's hitting .302 - grandy is hitting .205, cy is hitting  .212 and cyj is hitting .221. i don't know whose feelings need to be hurt, but if the mets care about winning, as they say they do, some decisions need to be made and one of: grandy, cy or  cyj needs to figured it out on the pine

Curtis Batdorf
Curtis Batdorf

Smartest thing the Mets have done...


having Gary, Keith and Ron in the booth,


The Mets make their money through TV deals and Gary Keith and Ron are the only reason I consistently watch anymore.


...don't pay to field a decent team, just pay your Hall of Fame broadcast team to keep fans watching the SNY cash cow.

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

So the Mets are also short a position player today, yeah?  

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

That 'combined OF' stat is slightly bogus since Puig makes up about half of the totals by himself.   

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

Should really help the Mets on the road to the 90 victory season they are going to have  :)

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Wow, an OF that can actually HIT.  Read the comments. Natives are getting restless. Or maybe Sandy has just lost what little credibility he once had. This series has the potential to get ugly VERY fast. I expect to hear the first (of many) "Fire Terry!" chants.

Kyle Tompkins
Kyle Tompkins

7.  Fred Wilpon will rooting for the opposing team.

Zachary Diamond
Zachary Diamond

yasiel puig should replace adrian gonzalez in that post about the .436 BA. 

sheaheykid
sheaheykid

Another prediction for the series -- Captain Crunch will get enough bloop/trickler hits to keep his average up, but will continue to strike out in key situations with men on base (especially Murphy.)

jlga
jlga

We have no hitting, shaky pitching and little talent. Let's get Wally Backman here!! He'll cure everything!!!

sheaheykid
sheaheykid

TC will be in a better mood now that his boyfriend Justin Turner is back in town.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Holy cow. We're going to see a major league outfield !

nykjw2
nykjw2

hope they don't bore me to death with no offense again.

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

@Kenneth Meltsner  I think the bloom is officially off the rose that is Sandy Alderson.  Personally i've never really been that impressed with him.  Especially after he walked in here 3 + years ago with no plan to "rebuild on the run".   I had been getting off of his back lately because of the meddling Wilpon factor..but

hankypanky
hankypanky

How can getting swept by the Dodgers be a surprise? (In case you don't know it, I'm an optimist by nature).