5. Mets Offense Isn’t This Bad
The Mets have struggled offensively so far in this World Series. That being said, the Mets offense is not that bad when it’s on. They were one of the best second half teams offensively and they have enough power to scare any opposition and Citi Field will suit their power prowess more. They have drawn their fair share of walks in the World Series. They just haven’t driven them in much.
Maybe the Citi Field atmosphere will wake up their bats, just like it did in Game 3 NLDS when the Mets scored 13 runs in their first ever playoff game at Citi Field. Friday will be the first ever World Series game at Citi Field so maybe that can create a boost.
The Mets definitely need more from David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores, Michael Conforto, and co. Wright and Duda enjoyed some moments in the NLCS, Cespedes can instantly boost the Mets offense with one swing like he did in the regular season; Flores provides power and had a great August; and Conforto put forth a great rookie regular season, flashing some pop on his own too. So, in essence, they all are capable of breaking out.
Curtis Granderson has been one of the few effective players offensively this series; Travis d’Arnaud has had his power moment at times in the playoffs, and there’s also the Ruthian Daniel Murphy. Murphy may not have homered yet, but he collected two hits in Game 1 and may have not gotten favorable calls on some pitches which led him to complain a little to the umps.
The Mets also have a secret weapon off the bench in Juan Uribe. Uribe missed the first two rounds in the playoffs but he is on the roster and with the pitcher’s spot, he can be used as a pinch hitter in a big spot. Uribe has won two World Series rings and has always had the knack for the big hits and he already had a few with the Mets.
Also, it’s not like the Royals are sending out Clayton Kerhaw, Zack Greinke, Jon Lester, or Jake Arrieta on the mound. Mets beat all of them in the playoffs and they can certainly hit some vs Ventura or Young in the next two games.