It’s no secret that the Mets offense has been terrible for the better part of the season, and that deficiency has only been magnified over the past few weeks. In the past seven games entering play Thursday, the Mets hit .193/.278/.278 as a team, with a .249 wOBA. That’s an almost historically bad week at the plate.
What’s worse, is that that includes the 3-3 with a double performance from Steven Matz in his Major League debut. The lone saving grace of the Mets offense this week was the much-maligned Curtis Granderson.
Granderson had one of his best weeks as a Met, hitting .370/.433/.667, clubbing two home runs in the process. His recent streak of success has lifted his season totals to .254/.349/.436 with 13 home runs and a .345 wOBA.
Given the vitriol that Granderson has garnered over his Mets career he is putting together a solid season, and on the list of Mets problems he should not even be an afterthought. As we’ve seen this week, there are far greater issues to deal with than Granderson not fully living up to the $60 million contract he signed.
So in a silver lining in what has become yet another unbearable stretch of Mets baseball, Granderson’s hot streak has saved the team from being an even bigger offensive disaster. The activation of Daniel Murphy from the disabled list should add some form of punch, but it likely won’t be enough to bail out the Mets’ ship as it sinks.