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NY Mets: 5 things we must see in the second half for a successful season

Jul 4, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 1, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The bats need to wake up and keep their eyes open

In addition to players getting hurt, one story with this Mets season has been the lack of offense. The team has been at or near the bottom in multiple offensive statistics in the first half. This needs to change for any shot at success beyond the scheduled 162.

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of specific Mets bats that need to not only wake up but also keep their lumber-eyes open.

Francisco Lindor is the first name that comes to mind and for some clear reasons. Brought in to drastically change the organization, he has been in a funk all season long. Finally with bad yet not awful numbers, Lindor is someone we must see get things together for the final two and a half months of 2021.

Other culprits are out there, too. Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil have each missed significant time. When healthy, both have struggled. The Mets have a hard time winning games when one of these guys is having a cold streak. When both are down, it’s even tougher.

Baseball can sometimes be a game of averages. If so, many of the guys who struggled in the first half may get a shot of caffeine into their swings and put a few more crooked numbers on the scoreboard. We can only hope.

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