New York Mets owner Steven Cohen took to Twitter to call out his team’s “unproductive” hitters after their fifth straight loss that put them under .500.
“It’s hard to understand how professional hitters can be this unproductive,” wrote Cohen on Wednesday. “The best teams have a more disciplined approach. The slugging and OPS numbers don’t lie.”
The Mets fell to 59-60 with the recent losses. This was the team’s first time being under .500 since they were 12-13 on May 5. The team is now four and a half games behind the Braves in the NL East.
The team scored only 3.78 runs per game this year. This is the third-fewest in MLB, better than only the Pittsburgh Pirates (3.59) and Texas Rangers (3.75).
“It’s just been a really difficult stretch,” said first baseman Pete Alonso. “We want to win. We want to be the best. That’s why we’re all here.”
Alonso has been the only offensive highlight for the Mets this season with 26 homers and 69 RBIs.
“I think that it’s frustrating right now, but I think that we’re going to be in a very good place come the end of the year,” Alonso said. “I know that’s going to be our goal, and because we’re not meeting that now doesn’t mean that we’re not going to be there at the end of the year.”