Eduardo Escobar picked up a hit in his third straight game in Wednesday’s series finale against the Astros, but his batting average still sits at a lackluster .231 while his OBP stands at .291.
It has been a slow start for one of the Mets notable offseason additions, but Escobar still believes the best is yet to come.
“I understand the frustrations of the fans,” Escobar said through his interpreter after New York’s loss to Houston. “I’m a professional baseball player, so I’m doing the best that I possibly can.
“One day, I'm going to give them the reasons to cheer for me.”
Escobar enjoyed a torrid seven-game stretch where he posted a 1.200 OPS earlier in the month, but since then, he has just four hits in 36 at-bats, crashing back down after showing signs of life.
Still, just under halfway through the season, Escobar believes there’s plenty of time to get back to the All-Star hitter he was last season.
“Honestly, there aren’t any excuses,” Escobar says. “I come here every day and come to work early, but at the same time, The results haven't been there so far, but I'm going to continue to work hard. we still have a lot of time and it’s still early. I'm expecting to wake up and show everybody the type of player I really am.
“There aren’t any excuses for how I’ve played, but we’re gonna continue to go out there and have faith and hope that we can put the best results forward.”
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