Despite an ever-growing list of injuries and setbacks to already injured players, the ragtag Mets have continued to find ways to win. The rain once again messed with the Mets schedule this week, reducing the number of games played to five from the seven that were scheduled. The Mets went 4-1 over those five games, taking three of four games from the Rockies after dropping the series opener on Monday, including a doubleheader sweep on Thursday and executing a ini-sweep of the Braves on Saturday with their most decisive victory of the season. That laugher on Saturday propelled the Mets to a 126 wRC+ as a team over the past week https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Mason_Williams_Hoodie-134, which is tied for the second-best mark in baseball. Especially notable is the breakout in the power department from the Mets. As has been the theme all season, the Mets victories included contributions from unlikely sources. Wel start with the new face on this meter. On Tuesday, in what was truly an mergency mode move, the Mets traded for 26-year-old Brewers outfielder Billy McKinney. They had very little choice but to make a move like this, given the fact that Johneshwy Fargas sprained his AC joint by slamming into the outfield wall and was placed on the Brandon Drury has thrived this week at the plate, with his ability to play multiple positions being a huge asset to the ailing Mets. In nine plate appearances this week, Drury had three hits, including two home runsne in Tuesday 3-1 victory and one in Saturday laugher. His four RBIs for the week are tied for the team lead with two players who had far more plate appearances than he did. A player who had a promising career set back by a long battle with migraine headaches, it would be a great story for Drury to find a second life with the Mets. The two other players with four runs driven in this week are the Mets catching tandem: James McCann and Toms Nido. With Nido heading into the week scorching hot with the bat and the Mets desperate to pack as many major league caliber bats into the lineup as they could, McCann was forced into service as a first baseman this week position he had not played at the major league level. Not only did he handle the position better than anyone could have possibly expected, his bat finally came alive this week in a big way. Other than Drury, he is the only Met with multiple home runs this week. One of them came in Monday loss and the other came in Saturday big win. Saturday was a huge day for McCann all around; he went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Overall, he posted a 235 wRC+ over 19 plate appearances this week, which earns him a much-deserved fireball. Hopefully it the beginning of breakout for McCann, who had struggled so mightily early in the season. Meanwhile, Nido bat has cooled off a bit, but he still contributed this week. His two-run homer was the decider in Tuesday victory, snapping a sixth-inning tie in support of Jacob deGrom in his return from the injured list. He also had a two-RBI day on Saturday, contributing to the full team offensive explosion. But those two hits represent essentially his only production for the week. He had three hits in all over 14 plate appearances this week, good for a 77 wRC+. However, given his skills defensively behind the plate, Nido does not need to be hitting far above his head to help the team win https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Carlos_Carrasco_Flag-165. With Pete Alonso back at first base every day, it likely that Nido and McCann will continue to share time behind the plate more or less equally, with Luis Rojas riding the hot hand whenever he can. The Mets were able to play McCann at first base in Alonso absence because of the presence of walk-off specialist and third string catcher Patrick Mazeika on the roster. Mazeika did have two hits in five plate appearances this week, but with players , walks . He too has played slick defense and has contributed plenty with the bat. Thursday in particular was a huge day for Peraza. His solo homer was the difference in the game Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Rockies. And then in the nightcap, he drove in two runsne on a single in the fourth and one on a bases-loaded walk in the sixthn route to the Mets 4-2 win Darryl Strawberry Face Mask. Overall, he posted a 119 wRC+ over 16 plate appearances this week. Along with Drury as the utility man, Wilfredo Tovar serves as the backup infielder, but has seen limited playing time with others swinging a hot bat. Tovar was hitless in three plate appearances this week. It seems likely he will be the next player to be cut from the roster when the next position player gets healthy. The couple of everyday players in Francisco Lindor and Dominic Smith that remain in the lineup have continued to struggle with the bat, although both showed signs of life this week. Lindor really had a rough go of it early in the week, but did have a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday game. The hits finally came at the end of the week. He hit a single in Game 2 of Thursday doubleheader, but really had a big day on Saturday (as did many other Mets). Lindor had two hits on Saturday, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Jacob_Degrom_Pet_Jersey-230. He also scored three runs on the day. And it goes without saying that he continues to play Gold Glove caliber defense at shortstop. But he still posted just a 54 wRC+ over 19 plate appearances this week. Hopefully his recent burst of power is a sign that he is breaking out. Dominic Smith has also been lacking in the power department, even when he is collecting his hits. All three of his hits in 14 plate appearances this week were singles and they, along with his one walk, add up to an 88 wRC+ for the week. Like much of the lineup, pretty much all of his production came in Saturday game, in which he collected his only RBI for the week. However, that RBI single came when the game was still close, putting the Mets up 2-0 at the time. Smith also scored a run in Tuesday victory; he came around to score on Toms Nido game-winning two-run homer.