The Mets’ stoop continues, group drops to 3rd in NL East
It has not been a simple stretch for the New York Mets these days. This previous weekend, they have been swept by rival Philadelphia, which knocked them out of first place within the Nationwide League East.
The Mets sit at 56-55 as they enter play on Wednesday in a house recreation in opposition to the Washington Nationals. The file is sweet for third place within the East, a recreation behind the Atlanta Braves and two video games behind the Phillies.
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How unhealthy have issues gotten for the Mets just lately? Effectively, they’ve now dropped 9 of their final 11 video games, and have gone simply 9-15 for the reason that All-Star break.
The group held first place for over three months, starting on Might eighth, however the current collapse has value the group their first-place standing.
GM Zack Scott is exercising persistence and never pushing any type of panic button on supervisor Luis Rojas, whose job is secure in the meanwhile.
“We’ve performed very mediocre baseball for a lot of the 12 months. This stretch has been … unacceptably unhealthy,” Scott informed reporters Tuesday at Citi Discipline previous to the Mets’ recreation in opposition to Washington, which was finally suspended.
Offense is an enormous situation for the Mets. They’re placing up the second fewest runs in baseball, averaging simply 3.75 runs per recreation.
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The massive identify gamers on the roster aren’t producing, and the pitching has faltered when wanted essentially the most. If the Mets are going to rebound and get again into first place within the division, they should begin getting contributions from these younger gamers once more.
For now, New York followers are in disaster mode, however there are nonetheless 51 video games remaining within the season. There’s nonetheless sufficient time for the group to get on monitor, however they’ve so much to beat to be again within the combine for a postseason berth.