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...