Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/24/13
Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Mets’ second half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous pitching performances by both our starters and bullpen alike. At the time of the analysis we’d just come off a series victory against the San Diego Padres and there was some dissent stirred up by my optimistic tone when I noted that the Padre offense wasn’t half bad last year (they were in fact arguably comparable to Cincinnati’s). As we’ve reached a point in the year where where sample size is sufficient in predicting broader outcomes things don’t look quite as peachy, but it’s nevertheless a good time to take account of where this Mets team stands in terms of their plate discipline. The good news is we may not have to worry about a second half collapse this year — you all know that n...
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