NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Mets have arguably the best pitching staff in the major leagues, but they’ve struggled to score runs all season.

With the club in the thick of a pennant race, the fan base is beyond frustrated with New York’s offense and the failure to drive in runners in scoring position.

So you can only imagine what the responses were like when the Mets sent out the following tweet on Tuesday morning:

Predictably, fans used this as a forum to vent and express their anger.

https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/623488390156156928 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/623488270501027840 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/623474985684721666 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/623447780225380352

Ouch.

In Monday night’s loss to the first-place Nationals, the starting lineup featured six hitters with averages worse than .250. Three hitters — not including starting pitcher Matt Harvey — were below .200. The highest average, belonging to Daniel Murphy, was .267.

The Mets’ two runs on the night were driven in by Harvey.

The Amazin’s rank second-to-last in runs (319) in the majors — and last in the National League — and own the worst batting average in baseball (.234).

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