The Mets have not scored since Jose Bautista's walk-off grand slam on Friday, losing 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday and 9-0 on Sunday.
"We did run into two really good pitchers that had their A-games these last two nights," manager Mickey Callaway said of the Rays' Blake Snell and Nathan Eovaldi. "So hopefully that will kinda be the reason and we'll come out tomorrow in this doubleheader and swing the bats again."
Snell threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, while Eovaldi limited the Mets to just one hit over seven innings on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Mets went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left all seven runners on base. It was a contrast from Sunday, when the first 18 Mets were retired in order until Brandon Nimmo broke up Eovaldi's perfect game with a single to right to lead off the seventh.
"The bottom line is we have to do a better job with runners in scoring position, we have to get more base runners in general that we have for a majority of the season," Callaway said. "You're just not going to win a lot of games when you're 12th or 13th in the league in scoring runs."
Of course, the Mets' struggles have been well documented. Since their 11-1 start, they have gone 24-50. They are 8-25 since May 30 and last won a series when they swept the Arizona Diamondbacks from May 18-20.
"You almost get lucky and win a series," Callaway said, "but it just hasn't happened for us. So we got to keep on plugging along and try to keep on improving everyday and start making sure that we really concentrate on the next at-bat, the next pitch and grind everything out until we can get all components of our game figured out and synced up."