The Mets dropped the series finale to Milwaukee by a score of 4-2 yesterday. Though they won the series, they are
6-7 6-6 on the season heading into a three game series with St. Louis starting on Tuesday.
Last night, I asked my Twitter followers what is the biggest problem facing the Mets so far? Here are their responses…
- lvadgal said: biggest problem is not a new one - too many runners left on base.
- jessicarubin said: Definitely leaving way too many runners on base. We get a good hit or 2 but then can't get them home.
- susi__ said: NO CLUTCH HITTING!! Too many ducks left in the pond.
- fscker said: same problem as last year, the bats go to sleep after the 3rd inning.
- metschick said: Inconsistent offense.
- d_kris said: Clutch hitting. Too many LOB as today displayed.
- zim1021 said: Lack of run support.
- PerpetualMemory said: Much like last year the Mets have the uncanny ability to not get hits with RISP time after time. It's like their super power
- JTKrycek said: getting on base is great, but what's it really worth if those runners don't score? MORE RUNS PER GAME PLEASE!!
- supermannino said: The biggest problem with the Mets so far is the inconsistent starting pitching from 2-4. Johan and Livan are a-ok...
- fullnelson said: Mets biggest problem so far this season is: RISP - LOB = too many ducks left on the pond
- thebrowncoat said: Lack of production with RISP.
- darknova306 said: Our biggest problem is the vast quantity of runners stranded. Games are out of reach when we get 2 or more behind.
- gmo418 said: Too many runners left on base
- MetsNY81 said: I'm going to have to say their offense. It seems almost non-existent lately.
And from the peanut gallery…
- ProctorsArm said: Gary Sheffield isn't getting enough at-bats.
It seems everyone is in agreement on this one. The offense seems to be sputtering, especially with runners on base and even more so when they’re in scoring position.
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