Friday, October 16, 2015

The Amazin' Mets - Author: Kayla

The New York Mets have been on a roll lately. They started the season off with amazing pitching (Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, John Niese, Bartolo Colon, etc) but their offense was  struggling. Now towards the end of their season it has pretty much flipped. Though the pitching is still very good the offense has been out of control. Starting with Yoenis Cespedes getting him was one  of the best things Sandy Alderson ever did.  Some people even say he might be the next Mike Piazza. He has been hitting home run after home run. They got him mid season and he has hit seventeen home runs,54 hits, and 42 RBIs out of only 179 at bats he currently has a .302 batting average. Some other great all around players are David Wright, Lucas Duda, Curtis Granderson, Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores, Travis d'Arnaud, etc. Though the season has had many ups it has also had some downs. One of them was when David Wright was injured the first injury was when he was sliding to second base. He injured his hamstring but was later diagnosed with spinal stenosis. He was out for 131 days then made a stunning recovery with a home run at his first at bat. Another down point in the season was before it even started when Zack Wheeler had to get Tommy John surgery. He has been out all season and won’t be returning anytime soon. One moment will go down in history when  during the seventh inning stretch in a game a fan told Wilmer Flores that he had been traded in the middle of the game. The great part is that he started to cry on the field though it is nice to see this level of emotion it's definitely a bit funny. The Rumor was that him and Zack Wheeler were being traded to the Padres for Carlos Gomez. I don’t know exactly why but something with the medical records of either Carlos Gomez’s hip or Zack Wheeler's arm ended the trade. That’s as far as I can currently go but hopefully the Mets will go all the way this season.

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