The Mets got it together in a big way this week, going 5-1 and nearly pulling off back-to-back sweeps. They'll need to feast on the bottom dwellers like the Braves and Phillies this season, and they did just that over the last week. The bats showed up big quite a few times, including a six-home run barrage that left the city of Philadelphia a smoking crater.
New Mets Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera had great showings this week, and Curtis Granderson got it all going right again.
This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, April 18, through Sunday, April 24.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||The new shortstop's contact showed up last week, and the power followed this week. His .375 average fits in very well.|
|Eric Campbell||Soup went 1-for-3 this week. He is still on the team.|
|Yoenis Cespedes||Yo mashed again this week, with an .824 slugging and a much-improved 10.5% walk rate to boot. He's still striking out an absolute ton, but he's looking like money well-spent so far.|
|Michael Conforto||All the kid does is hit. It's really wonderful to watch. Peep that .296/.400/.519 mark for the season. Then, remember that he's played in barely half a season's worth of MLB games counting the playoffs. Then, smile.|
|Travis d’Arnaud||It gets better. A reversal in some BABIP fortune gave Travis a .278/.316/.389 line for the week. Though he still isn't producing power yet, he's beginning to shake off the early season blues.|
|Alejandro De Aza||De Aza went just 1-for-3 and continued his trend of doing a whole lot of nothing in particular. He's fine.|
|Lucas Duda||Life from Luke! A casual three home run, seven RBI week has Duda putting it together again at bat. Interesting note: he did not walk at all this week, with an OBP below his average.|
|Wilmer Flores||1-for-7 this week for Wilmer, who is struggling so far in a part-time role.|
|Curtis Granderson||Grandy is now fully back. He hit three homers with a .360/.484/.800 mark, and was second on the team with 7 RBIs.|
|Juan Lagares||Hello, Juan Lagares' bat. Fancy seeing you and a .417 average around here. Lagares' stellar defense continued, including a beautiful home run rob in Philly.|
|Kevin Plawecki||Plawecki's 0-for-7 with a walk line didn't do much to threaten TdA's playing time early on.|
|Neil Walker||Well this trade has been going pretty well. Walker hit another four homers this week and had his first walk of the season. His .400/.444/.880 line is a thing of beauty.|
|David Wright||Cap'n didn't hit a ton this week, but his hits were important with two home runs and a .615 slugging despite just a .231 average. He's looked solid at third as well.|