The Mets are coming off a mostly-successful week that saw them come off a sweep in San Francisco the previous weekend to take two of three in Miami and two of three at home against Philadelphia. It would be a lot easier to call it a great week if they had just swept the Phillies, but here we are. They averaged 4.5 runs per week, which is perfectly decent, over that span. But things were a little bit all-or-nothing, as their individual run totals each game were 3, 8, 6, 2, 7, and 1, respectively. So let’s take a look at how each player fared over this stretch.
Jay Bruce had been hitting well for the past month-plus, but he did not hit well at all over these six games. His .143/.280/.190 line was good for just a 40 wRC+. That’s one of his worst weeks of this season.
The trade demands seem to have died down, and Asdrubal Cabrera had himself a nice week thanks mostly to a couple of home runs. He hit one of those on Saturday, his bobblehead day, to turn a late Mets deficit into a lead that eventually won the game.
Yoenis Cespedes has been ice cold, as evidence by his .125/.160/.125 line. It hasn’t looked pretty, either, and that line worked out to a -23 wRC+. Ouch.
After spending a few days in limbo, Michael Conforto officially hit the disabled list. He also got named to the All-Star team.
Travis d'Arnaud was the Mets’ best hitter over the past week, albeit in just fourteen plate appearances. Hit hit .385/.429/.769 with a 212 wRC+.
Everyone’s favorite Good first baseman Lucas Duda raked, too, with a home run, a .273/.385/.727 line, and a 183 wRC+. Why people think he has no trade value—if it comes to that—is beyond me.
It wasn’t a good week at the plate for Wilmer Flores by any means. He had a -42 wRC+.
Curtis Granderson wasn’t quite out-of-this-world good, but he hit two home runs and had a very Grandy-like line at .222/.364/.611 with a 144 wRC+.
Juan Lagares remains on the disabled list.
Brandon Nimmo has done well for himself in his limited playing time. He had a .375 OBP and 119 wRC+ for the week.
Things did not go as well for Rene Rivera, who did not have his best defensive game on Sunday afternoon and finished the week with a .000/.143/.000 line.
T.J. Rivera has gotten more playing time lately because he’s been hitting. With a pair of home runs and a 171 wRC+, he’s rewarded Terry Collins for the decision to play him. But that was his first great week in a while.
After a couple of so-so weeks, which themselves were upgrades on what he had done earlier this season, Jose Reyes hit a very good .389/.429/.667. But it’s probably just another brief spurt of success among an otherwise terrible season.
Matt Reynolds didn’t play much but hit well when he did. You’re still forgiven if you routinely forget that he is on the roster.
Neil Walker remains on the DL with his hamstring injury.