The Mets reminded us of their weakness of not having a bulletproof offense
It wasn’t all perfect this weekend. Let’s not forget Thursday and Friday when the Mets only scored one. A Pete Alonso solo home run on Friday was the only time a Mets player crossed the plate.
A lot changed in the two days after. However, an initial feeling many fans had was that maybe the Mets’ explosive offense in the days prior had more to do with playing the horrific Washington Nationals and not so much about how talented their own hitters were.
The truth is something closer to the middle. The Mets do have a good offense. However, it’s not bulletproof. They were shutout for the first time on Thursday and if not for one big swing from Alonso, they would have gone home empty again the very next night.
Because the Mets don’t rely heavily on home runs, they do need to piece together multiple hits to typically score on a regular basis. It’s not a bad strategy to win. It has worked well. There are just those days when even the best offenses fail to show up.
Against maybe the toughest opponent the Mets will see in National League play this year, the offense went away quietly. It was a reminder of some games from earlier this season when the bats weren’t as productive as they have been in recent days. Adding another bat for this lineup might be the answer.