WATCH: Anemic Mets Botch Suicide Squeeze

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Terry Collins is trying almost anything these days in a desperate attempt to help the New York Mets push across a run.

“You have to start thinking outside the box, because inside the box isn’t working,” the manager said.

Just look at all those zeros on the scoreboard.

Starlin Castro legged out a run-scoring infield single in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs blanked the punchless Mets 2-0 Wednesday night for their second consecutive shutout at Citi Field.

The staggering Mets botched a suicide squeeze in the eighth and a double-play ball in the 11th during their latest flop at the plate.

“I think the skipper felt like it was an opportunity to kind of make something happen right there,” third baseman Daniel Murphy said of the squeeze.

New York was held under two runs for the 20th time this season, tied for most in…

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