Suffice it to say, the 2016 New York Mets have officially hit “Rock Bottom”. A series sweep, at home, to the Atlanta Braves will not make the end of season highlight reel. Ironically, the Braves also swept a 3-game series on Father’s Day weekend last season, ending with a Julio Teheran shutout to complete the sweep. There was no run support for Matt Harvey on Friday, base running and fielding lapses sealed the loss on Saturday, and on Sunday (to quote Bob Uecker in Major League) “One hit. We only got one [bleeping] hit?”
This is usually a space reserved where I would give out 3 stars for a given series. Unfortunately, this weekend did not produce what I would say are 3 stars. Rather, here is the ‘best of the worst’ for the weekend:
Asdrubal Cabrera: 3 for 12, Double.
Cabrera was one of only 4 Mets players with multiple hits in the series.
Yoenis Cespedes: 2 for 9, Home Run, Run, 2 RBI’s
Time was, Mets were hitting Home Runs at an extraordinary rate. Only 2 were hit in the entire series (Wilmer Flores had the other one). Cespedes also was the team RBI leader for the weekend with his 2.
James Loney: 4 for 10, Double, Triple, Run, RBI
Given the ineptness of the offense for the weekend, Loney was somehow able to hit .400 for the weekend.
The Mets now face the Royals again for a 2 game series at home on Tuesday and Wednesday. They look to regain a spot in the top 2 Wildcard positions, where they now trail Miami and Los Angeles.