Mets Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9
Below is a graph of where the Mets have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Mets this week:
Mets ranked 6th - "The Mets are 13-14 in May and have been outscored 101-82. It's not all Matt Harvey's fault. The offense is last in the majors in May in both strikeout rate and average (.209). They have hit 38 home runs, but have struggled to score when they don't hit homers."
Mets ranked 5th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.
Mets ranked 5th - "Dark Knight returns: Matt Harvey finally returns to form, but for how long?"
Mets ranked 9th - "The New York Mets picked up a huge series win against the Washington Nationals at the start of last week, but they were unable to parlay that into weekend success. They dropped two of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers and still sit one game back in the NL East standings.
The starting rotation is falling short of expectations but has still been terrific aside from the struggling Matt Harvey. Left-hander Steven Matz looks like the heavy favorite for NL Rookie of the Year honors.
After throwing eight scoreless innings against the Nationals on Wednesday, Matz is now 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 0.987 WHIP. He's been the team's best starter aside from breakout superstar Noah Syndergaard.
Going forward, that standout rotation will need to continue to shoulder the load with the offense struggling. The Mets are hitting an MLB-worst .209 as a team in May while averaging 3.04 runs per game.
New York acquired veteran James Loney from the San Diego Padres last week as a stopgap option for the injured Lucas Duda at first base. He hit .342/.373/.424 in 169 plate appearances for Triple-A El Paso."