So if it’s not just a matter of the physical, what about the metaphysical? Do the Mets foster a losing culture? Do new players arrive as optimists and leave as cynics?
Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.
Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.
Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d’Arnaud homered and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
So you can see why it sometimes takes Terry Collins hours to figure out what his lineup will be that day. He constantly has to wipe the tears from his eyes.
Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings.
It might have been asking too much for Bartolo Colon to become an offensive force out of that spot. Still, there was some clear thinking from manager Terry Collins.
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After going 3-3 on their homestand, the Mets go back on the road this week to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.
Curtis Granderson hit his first leadoff homer in five years, Carlos Torres and two other relievers filled in admirably for an ailing Daisuke Matsuzaka and the New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Sunday.
Granderson has been one of the few productive bats in the lineup lately, reaching base safely in 24 consecutive games.
Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
“I’ve always wanted to know why someone would boo, because in the next second they’ll cheer,” Granderson said. “So which one is it? You like your team or dislike your team? You call yourself a fan and then you’ll boo?”
The Mets got 13 hits and another encouraging outing from rookie Jacob deGrom. That still wasn’t enough to overcome the homer-happy Dodgers.
There’s no reason for this team to be floundering at home. An attitude adjustment, not shorter fences, is what this squad needs.