Mets Chat Room; paging the offense.

Game #91 at Giants

No question, Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito had a lot to do with it, but the Mets’ offense has been in a funk before coming to San Francisco.

The Mets, on a 1-5 slide, have scored just six runs in that span and hit a composite .222. They’ve been shut out three times, including the first two games of this series.

It won’t get any easier tonight against Matt Cain. They will be trying to avoid being shut out in three straight games for the first time since July 25-27, 1992.

“You can say that (Zito) pitched really well, but I still believe at some point that we have to unlock this offense a little bit,” manager Jerry Manuel said. “We’ve got to do a better job.’’

Part of the offensive slide have been the slumps of Jason Bay and Ike Davis, and absence of Jose Reyes, who is out again tonight.

It’s annoying with Bay, who is on a pace to finish well behind his career averages of .278 with 31 homers and 105 (per 162 games played). He’s currently on pace to hit .263 with 11 homers and 80 RBI, certainly not worth of the $8.6 million they are paying him this season.

As for Davis, it was only a matter of time before he returned to Earth.


10 thoughts on “Mets Chat Room; paging the offense.

  1. BOTTOM FIRST INNING: Good first inning for Takahashi. He usually is good the first time through the order but gets in trouble the longer he goes.-JD

  2. SECOND INNING: That’s one hit a game for Beltran since his return. He was supposed to sit today, but told Manuel he felt good and wanted to play. He could sit tomorrow.-JD

  3. A QUICK WRAP/Game #91

    FINAL: Giants 8, Mets 4.
    RECORD: 48-43.
    THUMBNAIL ANALYSIS: The Giants rocked Hisanori Takahashi for five runs in the second and coasted.
    ON THE MOUND: Takahashi was hit hard, giving up six runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. … Raul Valdes did a good job in relief.
    AT THE PLATE: Carlos Beltran had two hits, including a triple. … Ike Davis hit two homers.
    IN THE FIELD: Ruben Tejada in again for Jose Reyes at short. … Angel Pagan back in right.
    LOOKING AHEAD: Johan Santana goes tomorrow.-JD

  4. Mets fall into third in the NL East as the Fillies beat the Cubbies. Mets have one of the biggest differentials in home vs road records, behind Detroit and Colorado. Once again the Mey=ts will have to call on Santana to stop a losing streak

  5. bats woke up a little late. the 1 2 punch of beltran and davis was great to hear.

    I see Taki didnt last again.. what about middle reliever doesnt M&M get?

    he had 3 strong innings in him. end of story.