After going 0-3 in the Mets’ 6-2 exhibition win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, Ruben Tejada is now batting .080 in Spring Training while also struggling to make consistent contact.
At what first was a promising start when he hit a home run off the Nationals’ ace Stephen Strasburg in early preseason action, Tejada has taken a nosedive ever since. Tejada’s spring slash line is an unsightly and forgettable .080/.193/.160. At least Tejada is making contact when he gets out, as he has struck out only eight times in 50 at-bats. Still the results have been ugly.
So, with the mantra that Spring Training (specifically spring training stats) means nothing, are we making too much about nothing?
Well, yes and no.
As long as Tejada’s gets this slump out of his system and takes a different approach at the plate when the games count for real, then yes, these awful stats can be brushed aside. However, if this funk continues we could be looking at a potential serious problem.
As has bee...