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New York Mets: All-time worst lineup in franchise history

5 Apr 1998: Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport
5 Apr 1998: Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport /
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8: Center Field- Collin Cowgill

In 2013, Collin Cowgill came out of spring training with some really good numbers. Cowgill was expected to be a really good hitter and those expectations were met during his first game of the 2013 season.

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Against the Padres, Cowgill went two for five with a double and a grand slam. That went on to be his best game of the season, and maybe even his career. After just nine games his batting average crashed to .138.

He went on to play just 23 games with the Mets before leaving. He hit .180 and drove in just eight runs. This means that after his opening day start, he drove in just four runs in 22 games.

As a fielder, Cowgill was pretty good. He played 17 games at center field and 6 at Left Field and didn’t commit any errors. For the remainder of 2013, his fielding percentage was .941 at left field.

9: Pitcher- Mark Clark

As a pitcher, Mark Clark was really good. In 1996 he went 14-11 with a 3.43 ERA. In 1997 he went 8-7 through half the season. As a hitter, he wasn’t anywhere near the best, even for a pitcher.

In 1996 he got three hits in 69 at-bats and scored three runs. In 1997 he got two hits in 43 at-bats and scored one run, one of which happened to be a home run.

For his Mets career, he hit 0.45 through 112 at-bats.

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FINAL LINE

If this team ever took the field, it would be a nightmare that would require the best pitchers in baseball history to keep them afloat. Through a full 162 game season, this lineup wouldn’t even hit .250 as a team and they would only hit a total of 30 home runs and score a grand total of just 258 runs.

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