Bases loaded, one out, the Mets down by three. Even a strikeout is better than what Paul Lo Duca just gave the Mets, which was a weak DP grounder. Not hitting with runners in scoring position is supposedly in part what got Rick Down fired.
The bottom line is if you’re a hitter in that situation you have to hit the damn ball in the air to get at least one run. It’s something they teach you in high school. That’s just horrible hitting and it doesn’t matter who the hitting coach is.