The front office believes that the veteran skipper is trying, Heyman notes, and officials appreciate his effort as the season continues to take a turn for the worse.
“They are so tense and so tight and so worried about making a big out instead of walking up there like they’re going to get a hit,” Collins said.
The crowd booed several times as New York kept making weak outs and breaking their bats.
Terry Collins is trying almost anything these days in a desperate attempt to help the Mets push across a run.
The Mets aren’t dead yet, but that’s only because it’s too early in the season to make that sort of proclamation.
Despite Curtis Granderson’s recent power surge, the Mets just keep losing.
Manager Terry Collins is hopeful d’Arnaud will miss just the minimum 15 days. A mainstay in the middle of the Mets’ lineup when healthy, d’Arnaud is batting .296 with four homers and 17 RBIs
New York lost its sixth straight, falling to .500 (36-36) for the first time since it was 3-3 on April 12.
It all adds up to the fact that, for this squad, winning away from Citi Field comes about as easy as quantum physics to an English Lit major.
Stop blaming Terry Collins. As someone who has argued against Collins’ job security for years, I can’t believe I just typed that sentence.
“We’re playing a little sluggishly right now,” Collins said. “We need to find some energy. We need to reach down inside here and figure out a way to pick up the pace a little bit more.”
The team optioned incumbent backup Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday and decided to keep Plawecki around as starter Travis d’Arnaud works his way back into peak condition.
The banged-up Mets are beginning to get some pieces back. They could use the help, too.
Chris Heston put his name alongside Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Jim Bunning. And also Bob Moose, Bill Stoneman, Ed Halicki and Darryl Kile.
Between Collins adopting, and then abandoning, a six-man rotation and Girardi skipping Pineda over his scheduled start Sunday, it seems both managers have become afflicted with a case of the crazies.