Coupled with Washington’s victory over the Yankees, the Mets’ loss on Wednesday dropped them out of first place in the NL East for the first time since April 14.
Collins, who will turn 66 next week, is a baseball lifer. He’s managed all over the country — and across the ocean — and he’s not looking to make another stop.
Avoiding an offensive face-plant will be harder than it seems. The injuries, most recently Dilson Herrera’s broken finger while taking a throw during pregame drills, are mounting.
Hilarity is good. Unfortunately for Jerry, accuracy is also a thing.
Just when the Mets appeared headed back to the win column, everything fell apart.
Lagares has been playing with the injury for about a week, but was held out Tuesday night when it got worse. Manager Terry Collins says he also might sit out on Wednesday.
The touted prospect showed off his electric fastball and sharp curve before fading in the sixth inning of the New York Mets’ 6-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
With higher expectations for 2015, three of the first seven home crowds exceeded 41,000 and two others were around 39,000.
For a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, the Mets are off to a fast start.
This team is confident, and it’s ready to prove that it can keep winning without the face of the franchise.
A group of Mets fans has its own slogan this season, a message directed at the club’s owners. When the team arrived at Citi Field for Monday’s home opener, it was greeted by two new billboards just outside the ballpark.
“When he puts it in play he gets a cheer, so when he gets a hit it’s a double cheer,” Mets manager Terry Collins said after the victory.
People attached a lot of adjectives to the Mets’ chances before Saturday’s news. Young. Eager. Resilient. Solid. It’s amazing how the conversation changed so quickly.
“Hey, Terry. Here’s your lineup for tomorrow,” the Mets GM said in front of reporters. Finishing the bit, Collins put the prop in a pocket and joked, “I was waiting for that all day.”
Who’s managing things around here? Some believe the lineup used by the Mets on opening day came from GM Sandy Alderson, not skipper Terry Collins, though it could have had his blessing.