A disappointing month for the Mets. After a 1-0 March, the Mets were barely over .500 in April. The numbers:
.256 avg. (16th in majors)
16 HR (26th in majors)
3.64 ERA (4th in majors)
I have to admit, I'm pretty shocked the Mets' team ERA ranks them fourth in the Majors. I guess the pitching has been pretty good (the starters, at least)...and I don't know if that counts the 13-1 disaster on Thursday that ended the month. But with the offense the Mets have, the other numbers are too mediocre, and downright unacceptable.
Moises Alou will be back this weekend. Brian Schneider is out of the hospital - when he comes back, they'll have the starting lineup they are supposed to have. They need to break away in May.
Justin from NYC weighed in on the uninspiring play of the Mets (via e-mail...not sure what Justin has against comments on the blog):
"its not just the Mets who are uninspiring. I haven't been interested in a Yankee game yet this season. I don't know what it is. Maybe its the Giants hangover. Maybe its the fact that the Knicks meant nothing for so long that my sports fan muscles atrophied."