Mets pitchers still don’t have a hit this season

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They’ve already set a new modern record for the most hitless at-bats to begin a season, but the Mets’ pitchers aren’t done yet. After another 0-for yesterday the pitching staff is a collective 0-for-55 at the plate this year.

Manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin that the Mets want pitchers to take more live batting practice outdoors in an effort to make them somewhat less horrendous hitters.

I also loved this quote from poor Bartolo Colon, who’s 0-for-10 this season and hasn’t had a hit since 2005 in part because he’s been in the AL that whole time:

I’m not a good hitter. This is new for me. I’m trying to get used to the fact that I’m now going to have to hit. This is all new for me. Every pitcher that I now face is new for me.

But once Colon gets comfortable with facing the NL pitchers, look out.

My prediction: Jon Niese will end the hitless streak before it gets to 100 at-bats.

Brian Dozier’s 24-game hitting streak ends

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Twins second baseman Brian Dozier entered Tuesday night’s action having hit safely in all 17 games this season and in 24 games consecutively dating back to last season. Sadly for him and for the Twins, that streak ended with an 0-for-4 performance against the Yankees.

Dozier grounded out in the first inning, flied out in the third, grounded out in the sixth, and grounded out again in the eighth.

Despite his streak ending, Dozier still has good numbers on the year. He’s hitting .291/.356/.494 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 87 plate appearances.