The Mets’ lineup was mediocre over the last seven days, totaling a .237/.302/.397 slash line that translated to an average-ish 96 wRC+. With better production, perhaps they could have avoided a sweep at the hands of the Braves in Atlanta last week or turned a winning series against the Rangers at Citi Field into a full-blown sweep of their own over the weekend. As usual, the individual performances were a bit of a mixed bag, with the bad outweighing the good.
|Bobby Abreu, OF
|It wasn’t a good week for the veteran outfielder, who has now put up just a .605 OPS since June 1.
|Eric Campbell, 1B/3B
|He won’t win any gold gloves at third base, but Campbell was easily the Mets’ best hitter this week, posting a video game-like line of .467/.529/.533 despite not hitting any home runs.
|Travis d’Arnaud, C
|d’Arnaud only got on base at a .300 clip for the week, but he slugged .500 thanks to a couple of doubles and a home run. He’s been hitting well since coming back from Las Vegas.
|Lucas Duda, 1B
|Despite a .211 batting average, Duda managed a respectable .769 OPS on the week. That’s not elite or anything, but it’s good enough to keep this arrow green.
|Curtis Granderson, OF
|Even when things weren’t going well the week before this one, Granderson was making good contact. He got right back to being excellent with a couple of home runs and a .318/.385/.682 line for the week.
|Juan Lagares, CF
|With a .263 batting average, no walks, and no extra-base hits, Lagares didn’t hit very well. He just hasn’t hit much since his return from the disabled list on June 26.
|Daniel Murphy, 2B
|A deserving selection to the National League All-Star team, Murphy didn’t have an All-Star week, as he hit .208/.240/.375.
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF
|Nieuwenhuis only got eight plate appearances this week, but he pulled of a 1.500 OPS in them. Perhaps that’ll get him a bit more of a look this week as the Mets need to go on a run against a pair of division rivals.
|Anthony Recker, C
|With d’Arnaud back, Recker had just one start this week, and he hit a big three-run home run in it yesterday afternoon. That’ll do.
|Ruben Tejada, SS
|It was a pretty weak week at the plate for Tejada, even by the standards of shortstops in 2014.
|David Wright, 3B
|I’ll take not-good David Wright over no David Wright any day. And it’s tough to get too down about his lack of hitting since he only played in two games thanks to a balky left shoulder.
|Chris Young, OF
|What a disappointing year for Young, who’s not hitting for much power or playing above-average defense in the outfield.
|Eric Young Jr., OF
|Take Juan Lagares’s slash line, subtract .063 from it, and you have Eric Young Jr.’s week: .200/.200/.200.