2 Mets giving us hope, 2 others making us depressed
We are a week into the season, and the New York Mets have not had the start everyone hoped for. With the injury bug hitting the team and starting the season 3-4, the Mets have given very little for fans to cheer about up till this point.
After getting swept out of Milwaukee, it is clear that things need to turn around quickly, or else Mets fans will start losing their mind if they haven't already. After the first seven games, two players have given us hope that everything will be okay. But, at the same time, two others have made us shake our heads, asking what we did to deserve this.
NY Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is giving us hope
After a slow start to the season, the last game in Milwaukee showed us why Alonso is one of the best power hitters in baseball and why he's one of the most important hitters on this team. The Mets didn't get a single run across the plate in the first two games of the Milwaukee series, and when a slump like that happens, you look at the production of your best players.
Alonso was only hitting .136 through the first six games, and with the way the lineup is constructed, if he's not on, it's hard for the team to find power from others. But in their last game, Pete flexed his muscle. He went 2-4 with two HR and 4 RBI which is more like what we usually see from the polar bear.
There is no question that this lineup lacks power, and Alonso is the guy you think could hit one out of the yard every time he steps to the plate. The Mets' offense goes as far in part as Pete does, and seeing a performance like this reminds us how good of a hitter he is and gives us hope that he'll help this offense turns around.