In their 4-2 loss to the Brewers today at Citi Field, the Mets were 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position, and 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and two outs. The Brewers got an insurance run in the ninth to make it 4-2. But in the seventh and eight innings, it was a one run game.
The Mets loaded the bases in the seventh with 1-out, and Delgado grounded into a home to first double play. Then in the eight they got the first two runners on. Although Fernando Tatis struck out, then, with one out, Omir Santos drilled the ball right at the third baseman for a line-out double play.
These are the sorts of things that make you think your team is cursed. But, while you can blame some of it on bad luck, there is no excuse for this stacked offense to come out two days in a row and absolutely shame themselves. They have been great at putting men on base so far this season. But they have been embarrassingly pathetic at getting the hits that count to bring those men to the plate. I'd rather have seen them lose 15-5 today than see them completely waste every blasted chance they had to win the ballgame.
This sort of offensive ineptitude went on for a long time last year - it went on for basically the entire first half of the season. But the current offense is so much better than that offense of the first half of last year. Last year, in the first half, Beltran got off to a very slow start, and Delgado could barely keep his average above .200 (then, when the middle of July came around, he started hitting like Babe Ruth). That's what is so frustrating about the offense now. Everyone is hitting, just not when it counts.
They all need to look themselves in the mirror, break the mirror with a baseball bat (if they can even do that; I'm sure David Wright will find some way to screw that up), and start over. Because this sort of offensive nightmare cannot continue.
Idiots. You're millionaires. Grow up, and start hitting like men.