Eric Young extended his hitting streak to seven games last night, one shy of his career-high. Young is hitting .419 (13-31) during that current stretch. Young’s career-best is an eight-game hitting streak, September 6-13, 2010.
Since joining the Mets on June 19, Young is batting .359 (14-39) with five runs scored, four doubles and six RBI. He has taken to the Mets and to left field like white on rice and has quickly become an integral part of the team’s offense.
I took a look at some numbers this morning and found that before Young became a fixture in the leadoff spot of the lineup, the number one spot in the order had been batting .218/.257/.278 for the Mets – the worst mark in the league.
The Mets have used ten different players in the leadoff spot this season. I charted their individual production for you:
With a .405 on-base, and in a very small sample size, Young is finally giving the Mets exactly what they have lacked since Jose Reyes was shown the door. He’s not only gettin...