Losing two out of three to the Washington Nationals after taking two out of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers gives the New York Mets a strange stretch of games. How do you take down the best then lose to the worst? That’s baseball, Suzyn.
As easy of a schedule as it may look, the Mets still have to go out there and win these games. They have plenty more tomato can teams on the schedule but if the team isn’t going to execute then what good is it?
Mets fans might be feeling a little rough right now after the weekend. With these three ways, the team can do their best Aerosmith and get back in the saddle again.
1) NY Mets hitters need to start hitting
In the two Mets losses, it was the offense we can point at hardest. The games got a little out of hand later on as the weaker relievers entered. That’s going to happen and should be routinely expected from this ball club.
It wouldn’t have happened if the offense did what they were supposed to. The Nationals have consistently had one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball this season. Even Patrick Corbin was able to shut them down on Saturday.
There are a lot of culprits. Pete Alonso has only one hit so far this month. Francisco Lindor is barely better with three of them. This would include the finale against the Dodgers when we saw a much different Mets team complete a series victory.
Moving on next to face the Pittsburgh Pirates should hopefully give the Mets a kick in the rear-end to liven up again. The offense is beginning to become a bigger concern than the bullpen.