New York suffered a three-game sweep in Minnesota, capped by Thursday’s brutal 3-2 loss in 15 innings. The Mets left 12 men on base in the series finale, scored just six runs in the three games, and are hitting .109 (6-for-55) with the bases loaded this year.
One of the most glaring offenders of the team’s ineptitude on offense has been center fielder Mike Cameron, who struck out three times Friday and saw his average drop to an anemic .196.
“It’s on myself more than anybody,” said Cameron, who has struck out 64 times this year, second-worst in the NL. “I’ve got to try to get in that situation and come through.”
The Mets haven’t scored more than five runs in a win since May 21.
Kansas City dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Montreal on Thursday, getting outscored 15-2 by the major league-worst Expos.
“This is my worst day in baseball. It’s the worst two games I’ve ever been a part of,” said Royals first baseman Ken Harvey. “It’s as simple as that.”
Kansas City’s team ERA is 5.01, third-worst in the AL, and Friday’s starter Darrell May has been one of the main culprits. May gave up three two-run homers in an 8-4 loss to Boston on Sunday.
The first major league starter with eight losses, May has allowed 17 homers, the most among AL pitchers.
“It’s so frustrating because I have no idea,” said May, who has a 6.14 ERA. “In the bullpen between starts, it’s been great. But I get out there and it’s like two different people.”