Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 2 Days
d'Arnaud belted his 11th home run (a solo shot of Scott Kazmir in the fourth inning) of the year, while going 1-for-4 at the plate in Tuesday's game against the A's.
d'Arnaud now has four home runs his last ten games and starting to really assert himself at the plate. Although his season numbers (.227/.293/.395 slash line in 286 at-bats) are a bit inauspicious, he has been a changed hitter ever since coming back from his stint in the minors earlier in the year.
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D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.
D'Arnaud has caught five straight games for the Mets, but will receive a regular day of rest for the Sunday afternoon contest. Backup Anthony Recker will man the backstop in his stead.
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 8 Days
D'Arnaud hit a solo homer and added a base hit in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.
D'Arnaud has enjoyed a power surge over the past week of action, swatting three home runs in five starts. On the whole, he's shown much better signs of growth since returning from the minors on June 24, batting .276 with eight of his 10 homers on the season coming after that date.
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 11 Days
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Monday against the Phillies, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
D'Arnaud hit home runs in two of the three games to begin the series against the Phillies, but will sit for the Monday afternoon game. Anthony Recker will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Mets.
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 12 Days
D'Arnaud blasted his ninth home run of the season in the Mets' 7-6 loss to the Phillies on Sunday.
D'Arnaud has struggled a bit in August, but he has shown signs of snapping out of it with hits in four of his last five games. He is 6-for-19 with two home runs in that stretch, righting the ship after the rough patch.
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D'Arnaud is out of the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Nationals, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.
Anthony Recker will spell d'Arnaud behind the plate with a day game on tap following a night game. D'Arnaud has cooled off significantly since his hot month of July, with just two hits in 17 August at-bats to this point, but he remains the team's primary option behind the plate.
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 25 Days
Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run homer and doubled twice Monday against the Phillies.
D'Arnaud is hitting .302 with four homers and 16 RBI in 96 at-bats since being recalled from the minors on June 24. He's still an injury risk going forward, but he's coming along quite nicely.
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 1 Month
Travis d'Arnaud will bat fifth Thursday against the Braves.
And why not? D'Arnaud is batting .300/.340/.560 with three home runs and four doubles in 13 games since returning from the minors. He has earned a promotion in the batting order with his hot-hitting and could stick there if he keeps it up.
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 1 Month
Travis d'Arnaud belted a two-run home run, his only hit in three at-bats, as the Mets defeated the Braves on Wednesday.
d'Arnaud has been performing better since returning from a two-week demotion to Triple-A. His seventh-inning two-run home run, his third in 13 games since returning and sixth of the season, off of Ervin Santana padded his team's lead to 4-1. The catcher is slashing .213/.289/.354 with 19 RBI on the season.
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM 2 Months
Travis d'Arnaud hit a go-ahead two-run double in a 6-5 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
The game was tied at 4-4 before d'Arnaud delivered with a double to the right-center field gap in the bottom of the eighth inning. It's early, but it sure looks like something clicked for him during his brief time in the minors. He's hitting .303 (10-for-33) with one home run, three doubles, and six RBI over nine games since his return to the big club. It's time to give him another try in two-catcher mixed leagues.