If you thought the New York Mets getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles was depressing, you’ll probably need an extra serving of ice cream after seeing this sad statistic.
Manager Mickey Callaway‘s club fell 1-0 to Baltimore on Wednesday, as the team with the league’s worst winning percentage came into town and swept a two-game series. The incredible lack of offense was once again on display, as Alex Cobb, Dylan Bundy, and a handful of relievers limited the Mets to just one run in 18 innings.
The losing isn’t anything out of the ordinary right now, but the lack of scoring runs has reached historic proportions over the last few days. In the final two games of their series against the Chicago Cubs, New York only managed to score one run as well. Combining these failures led to this unfortunate tweet, via ESPN Stats and Information:
Including today's 1-0 loss, the Mets have scored a total of 2 runs in their last 4 games.
That's tied for the team’s fewest runs in a 4-game stretch in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/xEDxoko7Im
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 6, 2018
This is so bad, it’s actually a little impressive. Getting dominated by the Cubs in this fashion wasn’t overly surprising given New York’s current performance and Chicago’s 3.24 team ERA, which is among the best in baseball.
Having the same thing happen to them against the Orioles, though? That’s really disappointing considering their 4.85 team ERA is among the league’s worst. This two-game series was supposed to act as a reprieve following the brutal 18-game stretch and before hopping into yet another tough one.
All these two games did was prolong the agony of those within the organization before having to welcome the New York Yankees to Citi Field this weekend. And as if that’s already not bad enough, the Subway Series will be followed by matchups against the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Colorado Rockies on the road before hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at home.
So if you thought it couldn’t possibly get worse, hold onto your hat. Unless the Mets figure out a way to turn this ship around — even slightly — that’s exactly what’ll happen.