Streaking, Wreaking and Freaking Out
Jeff Francoeur has now extended his hitting streak to 10 games and according to our old friend Adam Rubin, Frenchy is just four shy of matching Wright’s franchise record to start a season, which was set last year. Additionally, Francoeur ranks second in the National League in batting at .457. There’s a lot of bloggers, journalists, analysts and beat reporters with egg on their faces right now thanks to Francoeur’s huge second half last season and his MVP caliber start to this season.
Did you know that David Wright enjoys rainy days, sunsets and long walks on the beach? Apparently he enjoys short walks too and he now leads the National League in walks with 14. Woo hoo? I’m not complaining, in fact I should be thrilled because I’m told that walks are really, really, really good. Maybe I’d feel a whole lot better if he had more than six runs.
Rubin also informs us that Jason Bay is currently in the longest homer-less drought of his career. Bay has not homered in 21 straight games, and last went deep on September 21st, 2009 against Kansas City left-hander Lenny DiNardo. So far this season, Bay has just 2 RBIs. But fret not all you stat-heads, he has an outstanding .364 OBP which should give you all a warm and fuzzy feeling. Seriously though, what do you expect when you have Mike Jacobs or Fernando Tatis batting behind you? Jerry Manuel, I’m looking at you!
Can we please end the Gary Matthews Jr. and Mike Jacobs experiments? I was all for giving these guys a shot, but it’s now abundantly clear that Gary Matthews is finished with his inglorious career, and that Mike Jacobs is what he is; an all or nothing hitter who can’t field his position. They are both batting .190 and they are clearly wreaking!
The number three spot should be for run producers, and David Wright keeps looking more and more like a table-setter. Bat him second and lets see Jeff Francoeur get some at-bats with runners on base for a change, instead of burying him at the bottom of the batting order sandwiched in between Mike Jacobs and Gary Matthews. I’m gonna puke… Can you imagine how many more runs Wright would have if Francoeur were batting between him and Bay? A lot more than six! Can you imagine how many more wins we would have? A lot more than three! OMG I’m freaking out!!
Last night, someone reminded me that Felipe Lopez signed for less than what we paid Alex Cora… OMG, I’m really freaking out!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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