Mets: Three takeaways from their loss on Wednesday to the Nationals

By Danny Abriano
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Apr 8, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) singles against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets’ offense is fine

After Wednesday’s loss, many were quick to point out that the Mets have scored just four runs (one earned) so far this season. Writers and fans alike noted it as if it’s alarming, with some calling for them to change the lineup.

How about some perspective?

Aside from the fact that most teams aren’t scoring much early on (it’s cold in most ballparks, pitchers have the advantage in weather like that), the Mets have faced arguably two of the top 10 pitchers in baseball over the first two games in Max Scherzer and Jordan Zimmermann. And the Mets will face another top starter on Thursday in Stephen Strasburg.

While pointing out that the Mets haven’t scored much, perhaps it should be noted that the Nationals have scored fewer runs than the Mets so far this season. So there it is.

It should also be noted that the Mets had atrocious luck on Wednesday night on balls they put in play, with more than a half dozen line drives finding gloves. Lucas Duda was victimized more than once.

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