Dickey Might Be Most Dangerous Hitter On Team

Please check out Mark Simon’s latest post on ESPN New York where he reviews the Mets for the month of August. Believe me when I tell you some of it is not pretty, but definitely worth a look. Simon has done a great job of providing some great insights and analysis on the Mets this season from a statistical point of view.

Here’s just a small part of today’s review…

August marked only the third time in the last 20 seasons that the Mets had a calendar month in which they averaged fewer than three-runs-per-game. The other two: August of 1991, which marked the beginning of the end of the Mets run of success that spanned the previous seven seasons, and September, 2003, the end of a disastrous season in which little went right.

The Mets didn’t have a player reach the 10-RBI mark for the month this season until Angel Pagan did on August’s next-to-last day. They hit below .235 for the second straight month, finishing with a slashline of .233/.303/.329. At least they’re not the 1963 Mets, who went sub-.235 in four straight months.

Any way you spin the numbers, they’re pretty grim (we joked last week with someone that R.A. Dickey, now 4-for-12 with runners in scoring position this season, might be the most dangerous hitter on the team).

There were some positives that the Mets could take out of August, and Simon points them out as well. If ESPN New York isn’t already a part of your daily Mets routine on the web, it should be.

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