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What the Mets must accomplish during the next three weeks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 10: Amed Rosario #1 and Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on May 10, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 10: Amed Rosario #1 and Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on May 10, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 10: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets runs the bases after his first inning grand slam home run against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on May 10, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Explosive Offense

A 15-0 victory would be great. Four straight games of scoring six runs or more would help them, too. Whatever you want to quantify it as, the Mets bats need to be woken up for an extended period of time. They need to find their consistency and put on a hot offensive showing for more than a night.

I want to see someone go on a 10-game hitting streak. I want Pete Alonso to smash 5 home runs in three games. Robinson Cano needs to have an 8 RBI outing. Amed Rosario needs to go 6 for 6 in an absolute beating against a rival.

Thankfully, this string of games began with a huge blowout victory over the Marlins which included an 8-run first inning. Could this be the catalyst to wake up the bats for good?

These are just a few of the examples of the pain this offense needs to bring in May. We saw shimmers of hope in April of how effective they can look at times. However, since flipping the calendar, we haven’t seen much of this.

At the bare minimum, the Mets need to stop getting shut out. When they score a run or two in the first inning, I always feel like it’s all we’ll see from them. Sometimes, they add another.

Now is the time for the offense to wake up. This impression of the 2018 team isn’t funny. It’s frustrating and costing them far too many games early in the year.

By the time the Mets complete their series against Detroit, all of the regulars need batting averages above .250. After two months of baseball, if you’re still below this mark and not contributing in major ways either via home run or spectacular defense, it’s time to give someone else an opportunity.

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