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The Mets managed seven hits Tuesday night, after having been held to four or fewer hits in their each of  their previous five games.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no club since 1900 has done this in six straight games.

Nevertheless, the Mets were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and lost to the A's.

This team is capable of scoring, we know this. But, for some reason, their aggressiveness seems to ebb and flow. I don't know if it's a matter of travel, pre-game work, approach, the hitting coach, overall confidence, ability of the opposing pitcher or what, but I know it when I see it, because it's frustrating and boring to watch.

They have gone through weeks when they ran the bases well, they were swinging early, making good contact and scoring; and then they've gone through stretches like right now, when they're taking pitches and essentially playing Earl Weaver, station-to-station baseball, but without the power hitters capable of clearing the bases. Again, it's very frustrating to watch...

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