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New York Mets role-players helping to hold the offense together

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 26: Adeiny Hechavarria #11 of the New York Mets celebrates his fourth inning three run home run against the Detroit Tigers with teammates (from Left) Tomas Nido #3, Robinson Cano #24, Carlos Gomez #91 , Amed Rosario #1 and Wilson Ramos #40 at Citi Field on May 26, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 26: Adeiny Hechavarria #11 of the New York Mets celebrates his fourth inning three run home run against the Detroit Tigers with teammates (from Left) Tomas Nido #3, Robinson Cano #24, Carlos Gomez #91 , Amed Rosario #1 and Wilson Ramos #40 at Citi Field on May 26, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL – MAY 19: Adeiny Hechavarria #11 of the New York Mets throws towards first base in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 19, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Adeiny Hechavarria

This year’s winner for the hardest to pronounce and spell name on the Mets is Adeiny Hechavarria. The more he plays, though, the more fans get to hear his name or see it in print. Hopefully, the misspellings end soon.

More important than making sure your spellcheck is on, Hechavarria is helping the Mets win games. Somehow, a man with 28 career home runs heading into the season, managed to slug 3 in his first 19 games with the Metropolitans.

Some of these dongs were big ones, too. Even though not all led to Mets victories, they helped keep the offense alive.

This season has been a major disappointment for Robinson Cano and Hechavarria’s success plays into it further. He has more big hits than Cano does in half as many games. The sports talk radio takes of “Hechavarria should start over Cano” are coming once the latter returns from the injured list.

Much like Gomez, we shouldn’t let Hechavarria’s timely hitting fool us. He’s a veteran never really known for big offensive numbers. This year’s totals aren’t even all that great.

Nevertheless, Hechavarria is giving the Mets a chance to win games. He’s also a guy who should stick around with the team as a potential 25th man candidate once the IL begins to clear out.

In what felt like a move that may never amount to anything this offseason, the Mets brought in Hechavarria with little chance to see him play regularly. We’re getting the opportunity now and he’s taking advantage of every game.

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