I’ll just present this without comment.
Mets batters since the All-Star break (click to make bigger, back away from your computer to make smaller):
Okay, I lied. There will be some comments:
- Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are the only two Mets with above-average on-base percentages since the break; Reyes and Angel Pagan are the only two regulars with above-average slugging percentages. Hence, Reyes is the only regular with an above-average OPS since the break.
- Reyes is also the only regular batting above .248; Luis Castillo is third on the team with a .238 post-break average.
- You can #BlameBeltran, but he’s third on the team in OPS since his return . . . with a .692 OPS. So maybe just #BlameEveryone
- Daivd Wright, Ike Davis, and Jeff Francoeur all have sub-.300 OBP. Castillo and Josh Thole have sub-.300 slugging percentages.
- Davis has 15 RBI and a .633 OPS since the break. Batting order position makes an enormous difference in RBI totals.
- Even the pitchers are hitting well below the league averages for pitchers. Jose Reyes is literally the only player on the team hitting at an acceptable level.
- The “everyone else” group has a higher on-base percentage than slugging percentage, but both numbers are below .250.
There really isn’t much else to say. No one except Reyes is hitting. That’s how you score 92 runs in 33 games.