They’ve got one regular hitting .300. Their leading home run hitter has six. As a team they’ve stolen one more base than Miami’s Emilio Bonifacio.
We’re talking about this year’s edition of the New York Mets, a team that somehow is six games over .500 and a regular moneymaker on the MLB betting odds boards and the near-hitless wonders who are doing a pretty good job so far of staying in the thick of the NL East race.
An All-Star and a Cast of Nobodys
Third-basemen David Wright is off to an excellent start to this season. Up until a week or so ago he was leading the Majors in hitting at better than .400. He’s still leading the National League in batting, but a recent slump, in which he went four games without a single base hit, has brought that average down to .373.
After Wright, it’s hard to figure how the Mets are scoring runs.
Outfielder Lucas Duda is hitting .250 with five homers, and twice as many strikeouts as walks. Daniel Murphy is hitting .297 but hasn’t yet hit a single ho...