Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 5/19/13
The New York Mets offensive woes have continued as the team sits 2-4 on their current seven-game road trip.  The Mets are hitting just .230 over those six games and have have scored three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games and in 15 of their last 21 games.  All this despite the fact that second basemen Daniel Murphy is 13-for-his-last-24 (.542) in those six games and currently has a seven-game hitting streak (14-28, .500). Murph, who went 2-4 yesterday and is now hitting .368 (14-38) with three doubles and eight RBI in 10 career games at Wrigley, has raised his average to over .300 for the first time since April 26 and will look to keep things going today against fellow lefty Travis Wood.  The 28-year-old has never faced Wood but boasts a .295 avg against southpaws.  Wood, meanwhile, will make things tough on Murphy and the rest of the Mets today as he enters the contest with a 4-2 record and a sparkling 2.03 ERA. Prior to yesterday’s contest against the Cubs, Mark Simon of ESPN New York made the following tweet, which included a heat map for Murphy heading into the game. https://twitter.com/msimonespn/status/335794104925552640 The prospects of the Mets, who rank 28th in baseball with a .231 team batting average, breaking out of their offensive funk today against Wood and the Cubs don’ exactly seem likely but Murphy and David Wright are a combined 23-48 over their last six games and if the middle of the line-up is hot, anything can happen.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NFL deciding how to share random PSI data during season

Report: LeSean McCoy has tear in hamstring

Report: Jay Cutler expected to play hurt against Raiders

Report: Marshawn Lynch not likely to play against Lions

WATCH: Adrien Broner uses Bruce Jenner zinger after win

ESPN explains reason for Dabo Swinney interview error


Brian Kelly: Kizer made right call on 2-point play

Jim Mora calls UCLA's upcoming schedule 'a complete injustice'

Tommy Tuberville returned to Auburn, lined up at Tiger Walk

WATCH: Arizona State pushes pile 20 yards on TD run

Jim McElwain still won't name Will Grier Florida's starter

Steve Smith has microfractures in back, out for Week 5

Ohio State fans rip Cardale Jones on Twitter despite victory

LeBron has message for Tristian Thompson on Instagram

Rangers fire social media staffer over Charlie Strong tweet

Did Ndamukong Suh kick Ryan Fitzpatrick in the head?

Cormier tops Gustafsson at UFC 192

Robert Smith wants Braxton Miller back at QB

WATCH: Clemson, Swinney have locker room dance party

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

WATCH: Dabo Swinney interview awkwardly cut off

Ohio St. LB Darron Lee has message for fans after close win

WATCH: Swedish league player unties opponent's skates

Max Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the season

Ezekiel Elliott jokes he owes his OL a steak dinner

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

What to watch in CFB Week 5

Starter strategies for final, tie-breaker and wild card games

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker