Mets C Travis d’Arnaud was 0-for-3 and grounded into two double plays Friday against the Giants.
He has just three hits in the 28 plate appearances since returning from a concussion.
“I got to be better than this,” d’Arnaud told reporters after the game. “This is unacceptable to me.”
In 142 plate appearances this season, d’Arnaud is batting .180 with just six extra base hits.
“He’s a confident kid and he certainly believes he’s going to hit, because he always has,” Collins said after the game, again defending d’Arnaud. “But there are some things he has to do to be able to start hitting at this level.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
That quote from d’Arnaud is a red flag, as far as I’m concerned. That sounds like a kid who is overwhelmed, lacking confidence and pressing. He isn’t going to hit well with this state of mind. He either needs to get lucky on some balls, get his confidence going, or it may time for the Mets to consider sending him down to Triple-A to cleat his head and find himself again >> Read more.