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New York Mets second-half preview: Offense continues to be issue

Verducci's Quick Pitch: New York Mets

Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci previews the second half of the MLB season for the New York Mets.

New York Mets

Record: 45-50

Standing: 3rd in NL East

Team Leaders:  

Batting Average: Daniel Murphy​, .294

Home Runs: Lucas Duda, 14 

ERA: Jonathon Niese, 2.96

The Mets could use help offensively and may look to add a couple of pieces before the trade deadline. New York has been toying with its Triple-A roster, trying to find a spark that will lead to sustained offensive success. The Mets rank 17th in Major League Baseball in terms of runs scored. 

The team recently reinstated pitcher Dillon Gee from the disabled list and will wait until Niese returns from the DL later in the month to get some stability in the pitching rotation.

-Scooby Axson

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