"I can’t tell you if it’s going to be today. I can’t tell you if it will be tomorrow, but I’m sure it will happen eventually," Cespedes said when asked before the game about the slump.
Cespedes had been hitting .309 prior to his hitless streak, after which his average dropped to .284.
“He has done nothing different in the last five days that he didn’t do the previous 10 days," said Terry Collins, who moved Cespedes down in the batting order this past weekend
The Mets were averaging 6.5 runs per game in September prior to his cold streak. In the five games since, the Mets have averaged two runs per game.
"I'm feeling good," Cespedes said. "I'm not going to change anything."
Cespedes' slump began after Marlins starter Tom Koehler hit him in the hip with a pitch last Monday. However, he said being hit with the pitch had no direct relation to his slump.
"I know that some of you may be thinking there is something to do with when I got hit by the pitch. It’s nothing to do with that. There’s really no specific reason," Cespedes said before Sunday's game. "The only thing I’m scared of is death. And I’m not scared of [the slump]."
Cespedes will look for six-year deal or longer
Sept. 18, 2015, 5:45 pm
Cespedes would like to sign at least a six-year deal this winter, when he becomes a free agent in the offseason, he told ESPN this past weekend (Sept. 18). Cespedes will likely command a contract worth $125 million to $160 million, according to Yahoo! Sports (Sept. 14).
The 29-year-old Cespedes told the New York Post's Ken Davidoff earlier this week he would be very interested in staying in New York after just seven weeks with the Mets >> Read more.