Mets Fighting Through a June Swoon
Added by Eddie Utley on June 18, 2012.
The Mets are playing just .500 ball so far in June, including being swept by the Yankees and Reds.
After getting swept by the Yanks, the New York Mets went out and blitzed Tampa. They beat David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Alex Cobb; proving they can hit against the best. The only problem is, they showed the team is still vulnerable after being swept by the Cincinnati Reds.
Ike Davis and Lucas Duda had been heating up at the plate, but have cooled off the last three games. Even Jason Bay hit a homerun in that Tampa series.
Pitching has been decent for the Mets, but the offense can’t seem to hit. The only big hit was Jason Bay hitting the fence and getting another concussion, and that was defensively.
The Jason Bay story looks like it could be coming to an even uglier end than we all thought. Maybe this time he will be sent down for a full 30-day rehab after his 7-day concussion DL stretch. Bay may be gone longer than seven days, considering it’s not the first concussion he’s had. The guy plays hard, but has had no luck at the plate. He needs to change his approach and realize the bat speed he had in his younger days is gone. Terry Collins mentioned that Bay’s season may be over.
The Mets are looking at a .500 June so far. Win three, lose three, Win two, lose two. They had the chance to make a move on the Nationals with the Yankees beating them up, but the Mets couldn’t find a way to score on the Reds.
Going .500 this month will be fine, but when you have a chance to make up ground on the teams in front of you, you need to find a way to make things happen. Sandy Alderson, this is why teams make trades; to stay in the race of a weak division.