Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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As the Mets sit at 26-21, they are admirably exceeding expectations and staying afloat the standings in the cutthroat NL East. However, if they want to keep it up, they are going to need to ramp up their offense and the return of Josh Thole (concussion), Ruben Tejada (quad strain) and Jason Bay (fractured ribs) can’t come soon enough. Did you see the lineup the Mets trotted out for Thursday’s game? When you have to play the likes of Vinny Rottino, Rob Johnson, Ronny Cedeno and Scott Hairston more than you should, eventually it may catch up with you. Prior to the season, almost everyone and their grandmother said that the Mets will go as far as their pitching can take them as most were confident in the offense. Well, almost two months into the season it has been the pitching that is carrying the Mets, as the Mets work through their offensive struggles. As of May 25, the Mets were eighth in the NL in runs scored despite being fifth in batting average. Their main problem, howeve...
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