Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/28/13
The New York Mets are having trouble scoring during a three-game slide. The Miami Marlins' inability to score throughout this season led to frustration for hitting coach Tino Martinez and paved the way for his departure. The Marlins look to move forward after the resignation of Martinez as they open a four-game home set with the Mets on Monday night. New York (46-56) seeks to avoid its first four-game slide since May 31-June 4. The Mets have posted their worst three-game output of 2013 by scoring single runs in every game of the skid. Miami (40-63) is last in the majors in runs per game (3.2), batting average (.232) and slugging percentage (.337). Martinez resigned as hitting coach after Sunday's 3-2 win over Pittsburgh, hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public. He said he became frustrated as players struggled. Owner Jeffrey Loria wanted him to stay on after Martinez offered to resign earlier. When the complaints by players became public, M...
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