Jon Niese was back on the mound. David Wright hit an RBI single on the 10th anniversary of his major league debut. That was about it for Mets highlights.
The Mets have seen their past few seasons spiral out of control after the All-Star break. They hope it won’t be the same old story this year.
Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.
Not long after the Braves blew a late lead for Mike Minor, manager Fredi Gonzalez nearly blew his top.
“Don’t worry about where we are when the All-Star break comes. The only thing that’s going to matter is where we are in September, not in July.”
One reason to watch this summer was the expected major-league debut of top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard. Don’t hold your breath. The 21-year-old fireballer might not throw a pitch in Queens this season.
It’s late-June, and I have stopped watching games. I’m done. It’s just too infuriating, too maddening, too depressing, too boring.
Mets manager Terry Collins hopes catcher Travis d’Arnaud can bring his hot bat with him when he’s called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Here are the Mets, playing more like Single-A than MLB, performing before empty seats at Citi Field, just five games off the lead. One good streak, and the season could look totally different.
“The notion that this team is all of a sudden, next year, going to be locked and loaded to win is becoming more comical day by day,” Carton said.
By the end of his team’s latest deflating loss, Carlos Torres was punching himself in the head. Hard. It’s been that kind of month for the Mets.
Jacob deGrom didn’t get much help from his teammates — or the umpires, for that matter. And that’s what led to an early exit for manager Terry Collins.
General manager Sandy Alderson said there is nothing wrong with Matt Harvey. In fact the 25-year-old’s recovery might have been going too well.
It’s nothing new in these parts. Mets have become the heel against which the loose shoe rubs. Only numbness exists along with a patch of ugly derma.
The Mets are in freefall, but manager Terry Collins isn’t on the hot seat, according to the Daily News. At least not yet.