Due to their ballpark and personnel, the Mets have never been a big HR hitting team. Only 28 times in team history has a player reached the 30-HR mark in a year. By contrast, the Rockies have had a 30-HR season 32 times in their history and they have played 31 fewer seasons.
Ike Davis has hit 26 HR this season, which is tied for 40th place in franchise history. Others to hit 26 HR in a season are Tommie Agee (1969), Darryl Strawberry (1983 & 1984), Mo Vaughn (2002) and David Wright (2006).
Before the season, I wagered a mythical Coke with friend of the site Dan Szymborski that Davis would hit 30 homers this season. ZiPS gave Davis a zero percent chance of doing that here in 2012. He has 19 more games to hit the four homers he needs to reach 30 for the year. However, Davis is currently riding a six-game homerless streak, covering 16 ABs and 22 PA.
OFFENSIVE WOES SINCE ALL-STAR BREAK – Everyone knows the Mets have struggled to score runs here in the second half of the s...