Despite being a woeful stretch and a terrible month of June so far for the New York Mets, we are still seeing some bright spots on this ball club that are giving Mets fans some hope that they can eventually turn their season around. And despite the absence of Pete Alonso, we are still seeing this lineup score some runs with players like Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Alvarez, Mark Canha and others helping the Mets go toe to toe with their opponent even without their best player.
There is, however, one player who the Mets pretty much picked up last minute in the offseason who has been playing very well as of late and after a rough beginning to his season, maybe on this team for the long haul after all. He's a guy who Met fans have been calling for Buck Showalter and the front office to get rid of but after a great stretch of games, I think it is time we owe this player an apology.
Mets outfielder Tommy Pham deserves an apology from all of the doubters
I am not going to lie, when Tommy Pham made the Mets Opening Day roster, I was not sure where he would fit with players like Mark Canha, Brandon Nimmo, Starling Marte, and Jeff McNeil being very capable of playing all three corners. But after some injuries and inconsistencies by some other players, Pham has really stepped up especially as of late to prove us Mets fans wrong and show that Pham is not going anywhere anytime soon.
After a slow and at some points hard to watch beginning to the season for Pham seeing him only bat .214 for the Mets in the month of April, he has really turned things around. He had a bit of an up-and-down May but really heated up by the end of the month slashing a .250 batting average and driving home seven runs with a home run to go along with it. Now at the beginning of the month of June, Pham has been a bright spot for an otherwise terrible start to the month.
Pham has so far hit .303 in the month of June and has connected on three home runs and five doubles along with driving in nine runs too. And in his last four games played, the veteran outfielder has gone five for 17 and has seen his batting average improve to a respectable .244 on the season thus far.
Pham has been the bat the Mets need in their lineup right now, especially with Alonso on the IL for a little while. He is proving all doubters wrong, and even at the age of 35, is still playing at a high level. Mets fans should be happy that he's on the team and playing almost if not every day. He has provided a spark the team desperately needed.