Prediction: Mets Bats Will Show Power on Road

Joseph VazquezCorrespondent IApril 30, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 28, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Mets are hitting the road on fire, with the lineup starting to heat up, things for them have the chance of really getting hot where they can show everyone the potential they really have to be an offensive force in the NL East.

With that, I'm making the prediction that we will see the homerun ball a lot in this road trip for the Mets. The reason why I'm making this prediction is because of how they were hitting in Citi Field. There were so many hits that if they were in other ballparks, they would be homeruns.

During the homestand, Jason Bay hit a shot off the centerfield wall which is measured at 415 feet. Jeff Francoeur hit a shot off the wall as well. There were shots hit off the top of the left center wall which measures at 364 feet, 384 in the deepest part with the wall standing at 15 feet tall.

Then there are the wind factors and many balls that would have been gone if played anywhere else or during a less windy period.

The Mets are going in to smaller parks and the only real threat that the Mets have are their selves and Roy Halladay. With the first threat, which is their selves, there are two parts to it, the pitching and their lineup.

The Mets bats could get hotter, but so could the Phillies lineup. With our lineup, which is beginning to heat up, it can go right back to cold quickly with all the free swingers they have on their team from Jason Bay to Jeff Francoeur and of course David Wright.

I'm going to go with my prediction and that's power from the Mets bats. They are facing a vulnerable Phillies with the only real threat from their rotation that we are facing is Halladay on Saturday.

After Halladay, you have Kyle Kendrick pitching for his job on Friday night with a 7 plus ERA in game one and in game three you have the ancient Jamie Moyer pitching on Sunday.

The Reds have a weak rotation especially with the injury/steroid using banned Edinson Volquez out, only Mike Leake has a winning record and an ERA under 4 out of the rotation.

 Only time will tell if my prediction is right or wrong.