Read this story about the latest Met, Jeff Francoeur, as he tries to acclimate to his new team. So far, so good as Francoeur has four hits and two RBI in his first two games with the Mets. Now if he can just provide some home run power, his contributions would be even greater.
Don’t kid yourself. The back-to-back home runs by Fernando Tatis and Brian Schneider in yesterday’s game against the Reds were a fluke. This team will continue to struggle to hit the long ball, especially as it faces stiffer competition than the Reds.