Where has Robinson Cano’s power gone?
It’s a question that was posed to Mets manager Mickey Callaway during his pregame media scrum as the 15-year veteran entered Saturday with just four homers in 66 games.
“Overall, it’s just consistently putting the barrel on the ball. When he’s going good, he’s putting the barrel on the ball,” Callaway said. “He’s just not going well enough to really get in that groove where he can get the ball out front and lift it and get the air under the ball. You watch him in [batting practice] today, he’s hitting them in the upper deck. So his power hasn’t gone, it’s just his ability to feel comfortable enough to get that barrel out in front where you need to get it to hit homers.”
Cano did just that as he knocked the go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 4-2 victory over the Marlins at Marlins Park.