3 lessons the Mets should take with them on this road trip
The offense of the hitters at the top of the lineup will continue to improve
The series against the San Diego Padres showed that you have to be patient and wait for the hitters to get into the rhythm. This applies exclusively to hitters from the top of the lineup who are part of the team's core of top hitters.
The Mets have been struggling to produce at key moments with running backs in scoring positions. But in this last series, it was shown, that the talent of hitters like Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, and Brandon Nimmo comes out in important moments.
Nimmo, who entered the series against the Padres batting below .200, increased his batting average to .243 with four hits in eleven at-bats. Similarly, Lindor has eight hits in 26 at-bats in the last seven games, raising his average from .111 to .227.
Likewise, Alonso, who has been the best hitter on the team so far this year, has hit five of his six homers in the last seven games. His production over this span has been tremendous with 10 RBIs, bringing his SLG to .646.
This high-ranking part of the lineup, including Starling Marte and Jeff McNeil, has posted high OBPs this season. The Mets' top five regular hitters have OBPs above .340, led by Brandon Nimmo, who has an OBP of .386.
As the season progresses, these proven Mets hitters will continue to adjust and improve their production. In this way, the Mets will begin to improve in runs scored by this select group of hitters, placing the team in a better position to win games.