Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/8/13
Mets top prospect Travis d’Arnaud went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in last night’s 9-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. In his last ten games, d’Arnaud is batting .158 with nine strikeouts in his last 38 at-bats and overall the young catcher is batting .143 (8-for-56) with an on-base of .234 and a .233 slugging percentage. Manager Terry Collins has recently dropped d’Arnaud to eighth in the lineup, and expects him to start figuring things out at the plate eventually. “He’s a real sharp guy, he’s going to get it, and he’s going to know what he has to do when he comes in next year to play at the quality we need him to play,” Terry Collins said last night. D’Arnaud, 24, has also struggled throwing out base runners as well and 10 of the last 12 stolen base attempts against him have been successful, the first stolen base against Jon Niese this season, a ball which d’Arnaud threw over Omar Quintanilla‘s head and into center field. The Indians would go onto stealing four bases against him as they seemingly
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