Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mets problems continue

Despite winning yesterday, the Mets are again stumbling along. Unfortunately, their latest downturn seems contagious.

In St. Lucie, Reese Havens' hitting slump continues. He's down to .233 after another 0-4 outing. And though Ike Davis continues to hit, yesterday he was dropped down a slot, batting fifth.

In Savannah, though Sean Ratliff's hitting has cooled off, Josh Satin continues to get on base. He went 2-3 yesterday and is not hitting .353. He's now second in the South Atlantic league in hitting.

In Binghamton, the B-Mets scored only one run thanks to Nick Evans' homer. He's hitting .250 in the Eastern League, which is .157 higher than he was hitting in the International League.

In the International League, the Bisons lost again. It amazes me that Minaya assembled such a weak team. Of the eight starters yesterday other than the pitcher, five were hitting .217 or less and three were hitting below .200. As for their pitching yesterday, Jonathan Niese got clobbered. In 3.2 innings he surrendered 12 hits and nine runs.

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