The Miami Marlins came into Citi Field on Monday with a National League worst 5.17 earned run average and coming off a brutal loss on Sunday when their bullpen allowed six runs in the ninth inning of a 10-9 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets would wind up scoring only four runs in the three-game series against the Marlins lowly pitching staff. They had just 19 hits and went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
For the month of May the Mets are hitting .230/.284/.376 with a 85 wRC+ that ranks 25th in baseball. Only the Arizona Diamondbacks (48 runs) have score fewer than runs than the Mets (55) this month.
A big reason for the Mets struggles is seeing their walk rate drop from 10.8% (fourth in MLB) in March/April to 6.9% (27th in MLB) in May.
Getting the big hit in May has been a serious issue as well with the Mets hitting .174/.262/.220 with runners in scoring position. Their 42 wRC+ in that situation is 28th in the majors.
If the Mets are going to are going to get back into the win column consistently they need to find a way to score runs heading into a tough stretch of baseball coming up with 11 games against winning teams.