New York Mets Setting Records They Would Like To Forget

New York Mets Setting Records They Would Like To Forget

The New York Mets started out the first part of the regular season in first place. They won their first 11 out of 12 games and were looking like they would be the team to try and beat in the division. They remained in first place for the first month of the season but have since begun their plummet to their current spot in 4th place in the National League East Division. On Wednesday, the Mets set a franchise record, but unlike most records, this is not one that they wished to have.

The Mets were shut out by the worst team in the American League, the Baltimore Orioles, and have been held to just two runs in their last four games. That set a franchise record for the least amount of runs scored in a four-game stretch of games. The Mets were shut out against the Orioles on Wednesday and shut out against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. They were also held to one run on Saturday against the Cubs, and one run on Tuesday against the Orioles.

Not only have they struggled recently but overall on the season, they have scored the 2nd lowest amount of runs in the NL. The Mets have lost six games straight and eight out of their last ten games overall. The Mets are 27-31 overall on the year and are four games under .500.

Pitching has not been a problem for the Mets this year, but the run support is non-existent. Zach Wheeler held the Baltimore Orioles to just five hits and no earned runs but couldn’t get a single run out of the Mets to compete for the win. Jason Vargas Held the Orioles to just five hits and two earned runs on Tuesday, again failing to get the Mets starting pitcher run support to give them a shot to win the game.

With the trade deadline being July 31, there are many questions circulating about whether the Mets will fire sale and trade away most of the team or if they will try to pick up spot players to reconstruct the lacking lineup. Mets General Manager Sandy Anderson has denied that he will try to make many changes but will rather try to supplement his current lineup with some bigger bats to make this lineup more potent.

The good news for the Mets organization and their fans is they are starting to get healthy. Yoenis Cespedes has missed the last 20 games but began taking batting practice at the beginning of the week. Cespedes has been out since May 13, when he went on the disabled list with a right hip flexor strain. Before going on the DL, Cespedes was hitting .255 with eight home runs and 28 RBI’s.

We could very well see Cespedes back in the Mets lineup within the week. With Cespedes back in the lineup, the Mets will hope to stack some more offensive fire power in the lineup and adding another bat or two, may be all they need to get this team back on track.

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