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.

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs wall to rob Luis Urías of homer

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Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.