Coming off a down week, Jay Bruce was anything but down in this one. He hit three home runs and had a .333/.333/.810 line with a 195 wRC+. His level of production this year has far, far exceeded the expectations of those who doubted him.
Asdrubal Cabrera drew a bunch of walks, which left him with a .263 OBP despite hitting just .067 with no extra-base hits.
Yoenis Cespedes has been ice cold lately, and over a very short span he’s seen his OPS on the season drop over 200 points. He hit .125/.125/.125 with a -39 wRC+ over this stretch.
The Mets’ lone representative in the All-Star Game tonight, Michael Conforto only got into one game because he had been on the disabled list and went 1-for-4 with a single.
Travis d'Arnaud has alternated stretches that leave his numbers on the season at “hey, this guy is hitting better than people realize” and ones like this one—.091/.091/.091—that make you think the complete opposite.
He’s had a very good year, but Lucas Duda had a very bad week.
Wilmer Flores matched his uniform number with a 4 wRC+.
He had been one of the hottest hitters around for a while, but Curtis Granderson was merely a tick above league-average this week. If that’s the worst sort of week he has moving forward, he will be just fine.
Juan Lagares remains on the disabled list.
Brandon Nimmo hit the DL over the weekend, but before that, he continued to excel in limited playing time.
Rene Rivera hit a home run and had a 221 wRC+ in his seven plate appearances. Sure, why not?
It’s understandable that there have been doubters, but T.J. Rivera keeps making a case that he’s really a major league hitter. He hit .467/.529/.533 over this stretch and is sitting on a .299/.340/.443 line for the season. And while we’re at it, he’s at .312/.342/.445 with a 113 wRC+ in 302 plate appearances in his major league career.
Jose Reyes, who has rarely even looked passable as a major league player himself this season, followed up a good week with a great one. He hit .350/.381/.700 for the week.
As per usual, Matt Reynolds didn’t play much. He did not reach base in four plate appearances.
Neil Walker‘s hamstring injury still has him on the disabled list, though he’s at least been doing some baseball things recently.