SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show.
For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt.
“SWING THE BATS!” he repeated throughout his respinse to co-host Chris Carlin.
It started like this after Carlin shifted the conversation to the struggling Mets offense:
Chris Carlin: Are we starting to see some trends that should have the Mets concerned right now?
Bobby O: Absolutely and part of the problem is taking strikes they’ve been taking strikes all season and they continue to take strikes and that is what leads to these numbers.
SNY posted a graphic right that showed the following:
Mets NL Rankings
Mets rank 9th in runs scored per game at 3.8.
Mets rank 5th in bases on balls with 90
Mets rank 1st in strikeouts with 211
Mets rank 16th in stolen bases with 8