Mets dig for the bottom with another pathetic crusher

Same ship, different day.

This Mets ship continues sinking toward the bottom of Flushing Bay and might be completely underwater by the time the Yankees are finished with it this weekend.

In another display of offensive ineptitude, the Mets couldn’t touch the hapless Orioles in a 1-0 loss at Citi Field on Thursday that ran their losing streak to six games.

Overall, the Mets have scored twice in their past 42 innings and now await the potent Yankees for the Subway Series, beginning Friday at Citi.

The Mets had chances in the final two innings, but Asdrubal Cabrera bunted into a double play to kill a potential rally in the eighth. Todd Frazier singled leading off the ninth, but the Mets went quietly for the remainder.

Jeurys Familia entered in the eighth and surrendered two hits, leading to the Mets falling into the 1-0 hole on Manny Machado’s sacrifice fly. Amed Rosario booted Pedro Alvarez’s grounder into the shift — generously ruled a single — to start the go-ahead rally.

The Mets had a chance to seize control in the seventh, loading the bases with two outs against Dylan Bundy, who struck out Rosario to end that threat. The only other runner the Mets had put into scoring position to that point was Cabrera, who doubled leading off the fourth. Bundy lasted seven innings and allowed three hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

Zack Wheeler was his sharpest all season, pitching seven shutout innings in which he allowed three hits and one walk with two hit batsman and five strikeouts. It was a third solid start in his last four for Wheeler, whose ERA has dropped from 5.92 to 4.57 over that stretch.

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