I attended seven Mets games this season, six at Citi Field and one at Nationals Park, resulting in a 4-3 record. Without looking at numbers and going with my gut, I felt like the following Mets played well during these games:
I felt like the following Mets played poorly:
I decided to do some data entry and find out the Mets' stats during these seven games. Here are the top four and bottom four hitters, minimum eight plate appearances (PA):
My perception was right about Sullivan, Pagan, and Francoeur but wrong about Cora, Wright and Murphy. Here's the same exercise but for pitchers (minimum three IP):
My perception about both Johan and Parnell was correct, but individual pitching performances are more easily recalled.
Is there a point to this? Not really, except to distract myself from the awful NLCS matchup. Maybe this shows (anecdotally) that we shouldn't entirely rely on just our eyes and memory when evaluating players. Those pesky numbers can help too.
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