The New York Mets’ anemic offense can be attributed to three things: luck, Kevin Long and pressure.
Baseball is weird, but the Mets are even weirder.
While the rest of the league is hitting two points higher with RISP than without runners on base, the Amazin’s are batting .241 with the bases empty, and .207 with runners-in-scoring-position.
Curtis Granderson, the team’s leadoff man, is hitting .260 with the bases empty, and .139 with RISP.
For shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, it’s .276 and .186.
For outfielder Alejandra De Aza, it’s .244 and .083.
How do you explain a team of quality hitters not producing?
Here are three possible theories.