Since the acquisitions of Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson, and Yoenis Cespedes, and the call-up of Michael Conforto, the Mets have become a much deeper team. Earlier in the season, their bench consisted of Quadruple-A players like Danny Muno, Eric Campbell, and Darrell Ceciliani. Now, on any given night the team can call on veterans like Uribe, Johnson, and Michael Cuddyer for important late-game at-bats.
For this week's Mind Boggler, we're testing your knowledge of former bench players and asking you to name every Met with at least 15 single-season pinch hits.
This year, the Mets have five players tied for the team lead with three pinch hits apiece. Those players are Muno, Campbell, Ceciliani, Cuddyer, and Juan Lagares.
Cuddyer hit a big pinch-hit two-run single to give the Mets the lead over the Phillies last Tuesday night. He also has a very impressive career as a pinch hitter, hitting .352/.435/.574 with two home runs, 15 RBI, and four doubles in 62 plate appearances. In the games that he doesn't start, Cuddyer could be a useful piece off of the Mets' bench going forward.
Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!