Not many players can boast about hitting .472 in their last 10 games. Even Ted Williams would be proud of that average. But that's what Albert Cordero has been able to do. In yesterday's Sand Gnats game, Cordero got two hits in four at bats. Both were extra base hits.
Cordero's not the only Mets prospect slamming the ball. In Kingsport, Dustin Lawley went 4 for 4 and scored four times. In Lawley's last 10, he's hit .378 with an OPS of 1.004. And Lawley's teammate, Greg Pron, went 3 for 4. In his last 10, he's hit .400 despite striking out 14 times in 40 at bats.
Now, some bad news. According to ESPN, the Mets pitching staff ranks 22nd in ERA, 21st in quality starts, 22nd in WHIP, and 22nd in Batting Average Against (BAA). To compound the team's pitching problems, in August through August 14, the ERA of the Mets relievers was 5.72: they won two and lost four. Jason Isringhausen had the highest ERA: 11.25.