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.
After missing nearly a month with a strained right groin, Gee (0-3) allowed seven runs on eight singles in four-plus innings.
June 1, 2012 was a night Mets fans will never forget. Neither will manager Terry Collins, but for very different reasons.
Wright will unquestionably retrieve the starting job when — if — he returns. But for now, Tejada has another opportunity to rise to the occasion and prove himself.
Terry Collins’ crew sits at a crossroads. The trend, despite two straight wins over the beatable Phillies, can resume its downward spiral in the coming days. Or, perhaps some positive things can happen.
Often times during his media sessions, Mets manager Terry Collins can be heard speaking a language that could be described as incomprehensible.
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.