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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mets’ ticket promotion flops after rough road trip

New York Mets

The New York Mets’ recent goodwill gesture for their fans fell just a bit flat.

The team was holding a “Runs=$avings” promotion where every run that they scored during last week’s six-game road trip would result in $1 off tickets in select seating locations on their upcoming homestand. However, the Mets scored just ten runs in the first road series against the last-place Cincinnati Reds and a mere five runs during the second series against the Philadelphia Phillies (which saw one of the three games postponed due to a rainout). The result was a grand total of $15 savings, a figure that was hardly inspiring.

Granted, the Mets rank 28th in the league in runs scored this season (per ESPN). But they still entered the road trip averaging 4.45 runs per game, which would have netted ticket savings of at least $22 if they had just held serve there. All things considered, it was definitely a road trip to forget for the Mets, especially after their embarrassing mishap during the first part of it.

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