Everyone is blaming Citi Field for the Mets power outage this season, but is that really the case?
While researching for another post this morning, I took a look at some Mets team stats and came across some information that some of you may find surprising.
I learned that the Mets have hit more homeruns and have a higher homerun per game percentage at Citi Field than they have on the road.
In 26 games at Citi Field, the Mets have hit 18 homeruns.
In 29 games on the road, the Mets have hit 16 homeruns.
The Mets are ranked 28th in the majors in homeruns.
Of those 29 road games, at least 12 of those games were in hitter friendly parks including bandboxes in Philly and Cincy.
So for those of you who took solace in blaming the new digs for the lack of power in the Mets lineup, sorry to break the news to you. Cit Field has absolutely nothing to do with the Mets’ inability to hit homeruns, at least that’s how it appears after almost a third of the season.
The Mets simply are exactly what you see, and that is a team that is dangerously short on power.