New York Mets Series Recap: Philadelphia Phillies Swept Out Of Citi Field

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Offense Waking Up?

Apr 9, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) leads off first base against the Washington Nationals during the first at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Without Wright in the lineup, the Mets offense will more than likely dip slightly. But it was so far so good at least for one night, as the Mets put up strong games at the plate consecutively. After struggling a bit in the series opener, scraping only two runs against the veteran Harang, the Mets got it going a bit in the last two games of the series.

In the last two games of the series, the Mets put up 12 hits and five walks that resulted in six runs identically in each game. In each game, seven of eight position players registered at least one hit, as the team as a whole looks to be turning a corner after tough series at the plate against the Nationals and Braves.

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One player starting to pick things up at the plate is Curtis Granderson. Granderson was able to get only one hit the first seven games of the season, but came up with four in the final two against the Phillies. He has been on base every game but one thus far because of the amount of walks he has, but the Mets have to be happy that his bat is finally coming around as well at the top of their lineup. He may be someone the Mets have to move down in the order to replace some of the run production being lost with Wright’s injury.

The Mets pitching was expected to be strong coming into the season, with the offense being where the question marks were. It will be tough to replace what Wright brings to the table, but the Mets look to be waking up a little bit after a slow first week.

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