With the Mets in the thick of the division race here in August(!), and after finally doing SOMETHING to put a major league lineup together, we can now actually be excited as a Mets' fan!
Duda... 8 homeruns in the last 7 games! That is just unreal. I don't know how the guy just turns it on like that after going through so much of the season slumping. During his slump, it was just obvious that he would let pitchers get him in a pitchers account, then swing at 0-2, 1-2 off-speed stuff low and away that he couldn't get to. Now, he's attacking those meatballs in the middle of the plate that he was previously just watching go by. It's nice to see him get after it and hit the ball instead of trying to work the count every time.
Really happy about the Cespedes acquisition. The way this lineup is now constructed, there is plenty of power there, something we really lacked. It helps that Granderson is hitting, and Flores is getting back into the groove, and now d'Arnaud is back. I think d'Arnaud could really be the key to this lineup as we head down the stretch. I still think he can be the best hitter on this team.
But the domination of deGrom and Syndergaard, this early, so great to see, and Harvey is getting right also... what a trio. Looking forward to Matz coming back, too. Not to be overlooked has been the performance of Jon Niese, who, although not as dominant as the guys at the top, has really come on and pitched very well. This team, if it makes it to the playoffs, is going to be a tough out because of starting pitching.
Now, if David Wright comes back this season and hits... you can really have a dangerous lineup.
So tonight I will be watching for the Mets to grab a share of 1st place with Noah on the mound! LGM!