Irish Hammer isn't hammering, but he's getting on base.
Fresh off a sweep of the Miami Marlins, the Mets are now 11-8, which is good enough for third place in the National League East. They are three games back of the red-hot Washington Nationals and one behind the Atlanta Braves.
At 3.47 runs per game, the Mets rank twelfth in the National League. They are eight in average, fourth in on-base, ninth in slugging, and ninth in wOBA. All stats below are from April 19 through April 26.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Mike Baxter, OF||His .250/.333/.500 line would work for the Mets in any given week.|
|Jason Bay, LF||Bay had a few good days, at least at the plate, before he broke his rib.|
|Ronny Cedeno, IF||Cedeno's been on the DL for over a week.|
|Ike Davis, 1B||Things actually got worse for Ike as he hit .087/.125/.087 over the past week.|
|Lucas Duda, RF||I like your style, dude.|
|Scott Hairston, OF||More like Scott No-hits-ton, am I right?|
|Zach Lutz, IF||Can't judge a guy at 0-for-2 in his first pair of plate appearances.|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||It would still be good if Murphy could hit for extra bases more often, but .333/.345/.370 works.|
|Mike Nickeas, C||Nickeas neither played nor hit much.|
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF||Captain Kirk looked a bit more human but still hit .286/.355/.500 over the span and made some excellent plays in center field.|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||Tejada's hot start is a distant memory now. He's struggling to hit but is still drawing walks, at least.|
|Josh Thole, C||Thole's quietly been on of the best hitters on the team and is getting starts against left-handed pitching, which is overdue but good.|
|Andres Torres, CF||Torres is still out with a strained oblique but hopes to return during the Mets' current road trip.|
|Justin Turner, IF||Turner had a .500 OBP and one great plate appearance as he walked to bring home the tying run yesterday.|
|Jordany Valdespin, IF/OF||Like Lutz, it's too early to judge.|
|David Wright, 3B||At .167/.333/.33, it wasn't a great week for Wright, but he did hit that go-ahead two-run bomb the other day.|