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B-Mets need to get bats back on track

The Binghamton Mets are just 3-5 in their last eight games and are hitting just .220 as a team in that span, averaging just 2.6 runs per game. That lack of production at the plate puts a lot of strain on the pitching staff and defense and, as the B-Mets are finding out, more often than not results in a loss.

Even still, the B-Mets are four games over .500 and just 4.5 games back of first place New Britain the Eastern Division. But, as the case was a week ago, Pedro Lopez plans to talk to the team about fixing things before they get worse.

"Our at bats, they're not good right now," Lopez says. "We're getting good pitches to hit, we're not able to take advantage of them. Then we get to two strikes and it's almost like panic mode. Now it rolls on it's like, I'm behind, I'm against the wall, now I have to swing. We have to go back to the drawing board. We do have to do a better job. In order for us to compete, in order for us to make a run for this and think we're going to be a playoff team, we have to do all those things better."

Binghamton hosts Portland on Tuesday night at 6:35