Other then the majestic blasts of Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Ike Davis, etc., the Mets offense can easily find itself at a Stop Sign waving the other cars on.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning of today's 2-1 loss to the Reds, the Mets had men on second and third, with one out. Daniel Murphy and David Wright due up, the meat of the order. Conclusion? Two strikeouts, back-to-back. Even Cincinnati's starting pitcher, Alfredo Simon, was able to muster up a base hit.
The bullpen will hopefully work it's way back. But if the Mets can't score many runs, well, they won't win many games.