The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.
The Mets close out the month of August with a six-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies after going 2-3 on their California road trip. And while Lucas Duda stayed hot, David Wright was not.
“We’re not out of it yet,” the usually reserved, quiet slugger said on Wednesday. “Everybody in the room feels like we have a chance, so we’re going to go with that.”
Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.
The five-game run matches the club’s longest streak. New York also went five games with no more than four hits in 2004 and 1963.
Kyle Hendricks and two relievers held New York to four or fewer hits for the fifth straight game, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez hit long homers, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Mets on Monday.
Fast forward to mid-August, and Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares have made tremendous progress — and taken their games to new levels.
Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.
Lucas Duda singled home the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning to lead the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler’s sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, deGrom became the first rookie in club history to win four consecutive games in one season while pitching at least six innings and allowing no more than one run in each game.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night.
Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.
Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings.