Turning It On

It appears that there IS an “on” button in that Mets’ clubhouse, as several players are turning up the heat down the stretch …

– Tom Glavine is 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA since win #299

– Shawn Green is batting .348 with 4 doubles, 5 runs scored, and 4 RBI in September

– Marlon Anderson hit .455 in August, and is batting .343 with 1 HR, 4 doubles, and 11 RBI as a pinch-hitter this year

– In 32 games as a Met, Luis Castillo has scored 22 runs, driven in 12, walked 15 times, stolen 6 bases, and hit his only homerun of the year

– Since May 1st, David Wright is hitting .330 with 30 doubles, 27 HRs, 87 RBI, 83 runs, and 27 SBs

Since the All-Star Break:

– Moises Alou is batting .338 with 8 HRs and 20 RBI

– Lastings Milledge is batting .297 with 5 HRs and 25 RBI

– Carlos Beltran is batting .317 with 12 HR and 36 RBI

– Carlos Delgado is batting .282 with 8 HR and 31 RBI

– D-Wright is batting .356 with 11 HR and 42 RBI

– Aaron Heilman’s ERA is 2.10

– El Duque is 5-0 with 61 Ks in 62.2 IP and batters are hitting .188 against him

On the down side …

– John Maine has turned into a batting practice pitcher

– Jose Reyes has disappeared

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.