2 truths, and 1 lie about the Mets season so far

Apr 5, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; New York Mets pitcher Adam Ottavino (0) walks off the field
Apr 5, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; New York Mets pitcher Adam Ottavino (0) walks off the field / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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Two truths and a lie. It can be a fun and revealing game between friends. After a week of New York Mets baseball, we’ve seen a much different team than many of us expected.

At 3-4 after the two series, what have we witnessed thus far that is a truth and what is pure humbug?

NY Mets truth: The offense is not great

The Mets offense didn’t show up in their first two games against the Milwaukee Brewers. The pitching got pummeled (more on that later) while the bats went completely silent.

The truth for these Mets is they may have overachieved somewhat with last season’s ability to piece together runs without the home run. Pete Alonso did manage to rip a pair of dingers on Wednesday but it wasn’t enough as they fell yet again to the Brewers.

What we’ve seen from the offense so far is alarming. It’s the worst-case scenario for a group where there were doubts about heading into the year. The lineup has a bunch of number one or two hitters surrounding their lone slugger, Alonso.

The inability for Daniel Vogelbach to play against lefties is absurd. We’re going to be relying on Tommy Pham to sit regularly and perform at a high level when he does play. 

The Mets offense has been settling for singles early on. Station-to-station baseball is not a winning recipe. You need the occasional home run. Alonso has 3, Pham has 1, and Mark Canha has the other.

An inability to hit for power was a known worry for Mets fans coming into the season. Those concerns are proving true.

Insert one true big bopper into this lineup and everything changes. It’s one of the reasons why fans were so excited to see the Mets swoop in and sign Carlos Correa. It’s exactly why we were all rooting for Brett Baty to make the Opening Day roster.