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Collins hopes Sunday is the win that gets Mets going again

The Mets rallied for a 5-4 win against the Phillies on Sunday at Citi Field, thanks in large part to a walk-off, RBI single by Ruben Tejada.

“The energy level is unbelievable,” Terry Collins later said about the post-game atmosphere in the clubhouse. “It hasn’t been that high in a long time, even when we were playing good. … This win may really be the win that gets us going.”

The Mets play 14 of their next 16 games in New York.

“I was saying it during the game: This is going to be the game that turns this thing around,” Jon Niese told reporters (ESPN, May 11). “Hopefully that’s the case and we can just build off of this one.”




44 comments
mets69
mets69

what an awesome game.... and I was there.... thanks to the best Mother's gift from my son... the Yankee fan.... it wasn't pretty.... but a win is a win.... and another nano second of glory goes into my memory banks.... hope they can continue to play like that... especially hitting home runs.... LET'S GO METS!!!!!

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

TC, if you really want the Mets to "Get Going", then step aside. Lets the players decide the batting order that they feel will give the best results. You need to think outside the box. Let the team make their destiny.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

What gets lost in yesterday's uplifting come-from-behind win is that Jose Valverde had another in a long series of poor outings. Why is he still here? Anyone read Joel Sherman the other day? Since Sandy took-over the Met bullpen ranks 29th out of 30 major league times. You could throw darts and get better results.

Charlie Bouchard
Charlie Bouchard

TC needs to do more than hope. He needs to let somebody else manage the pitching.  At the rate Mets are going now, they're on track for a 76 win season, or worse.  Can't be fired 'cause nobody else wants the job.

Jonathan DeMaio
Jonathan DeMaio

Something strange happened to me yesterday! I was actively checking my phone hoping the Mets would lose. Sad day my friends... I no longer feel a connection with this team. Maybe it's Collins or maybe it's the total lack of a New York/New Jersey attitude but I feel almost nothing when they win or lose. Pretty sure we all know deep in our hearts what the right thing to do is.... Wally deserves a second chance just like this organization does.. And when that time comes for a new manager and they don't hire Wally, it would essentially be over for me as a Mets fan.

pj10
pj10

This article actually got me excited... Reading, "This may really be the win that gets us going" got me very optimistic and hopeful that, sure, this very well could be a turn around for our season.....


Then I read "The Mets play 14 of their next 16 games in New York" and immediately lost all hope that was once there. 

dukewillie
dukewillie

Unfortunately, the only way I see TC getting fired is if the Mets go in a another losing spiral, starting today. Even that's not a given, although, if the Mets go 0-10 these next 10 games, maybe that will do the trick. BTW, I'm NOT hoping my Mets go 0-10, for the record. Just get TC out of the dugout. That's all I want.

mets2014
mets2014

one thing that this past week or so has shown us...e young needs to be in the lineup everyday...you can talk all you want about the other 3, but without him playing catalyst, the mets just don't win

Glenn Blasius
Glenn Blasius

Why do I always feel like throwing up whenever some knuckle head talks about 'hot hand,' 'momentum' or 'this win should get us going.'?    


Can we get a college grad in the dugout please?  


Oh, and it wouldn't hurt to get a few more bats, Sandy....jes sayin. 

mettle
mettle

Now we know how other fans feel when their team faces our bullpen.

mmmets
mmmets

Collins hopes the weather is nice tomorrow. He hopes he finds a lucky penny on the ground. He hopes his team turns into a bunch a real hitters overnight. #collinshopes

pochemu
pochemu

TC is a poor manager and just annoying to look at.

helloboy
helloboy

Terry. is it not YOUR JOB to make sure the energy is that high all the time?  This is why i think he should be fired. Player energy level does equate, to an extent, to their production.  It is the JOB OF THE MANAGER to make sure the energy level is high, regardless of the pathetic nature of the GM.  This is why the Mets NEVER overachieve with Collins and always seem to collapse.  All teams have losing streaks, but not every team has a total emotional and mental collapse. 

Charlie Hangley
Charlie Hangley

Next 10 games vs. Yankees, Nationals & Dodgers.  If they go 4-6 that'll be a triumph...

hashburry
hashburry

BTW, if they get swept by the Yankees, will it be the event that gets them going in a death spiral?  Why do they let TC talk?

Steve Gruber
Steve Gruber

Of course he is going to say that. What would he say?

hashburry
hashburry

Maybe it is all the media attention these days, but doesn't the organization itself usually take a long term view of things?  On one hand, I hear TC say there are still 100 or so games to go, and plenty can happen, and he follows that with what reeks of desperation when he points to one AB by a player, or one inning of relief or one game as some kind of measuring stick as to the state of the team.  I think we all know what the long term prognosis for this team is.  There just isn't enough talent presently to compete all season.  The starting pitching, as decent as it has been, is filled with 6 inning pitchers (at best) and will kill a suspect bullpen regardless of who they decide to bring up from the minors, and the lineup is absolutely filled with holes.  

Fans are the ones who are supposed to make knee jerk assessment of players and seasons, not management.

xplr
xplr

What is also abundantly clear is that this team is horrible in fundamentals. In order for us to win games, it seems almost everything has to be prefect. No errors, great starting pitching, great relief and timely hitting. That's really tough to do night after night. We seem to have little room for error.

xplr
xplr

I'm sure Collins is praying really hard. However, having the team ranked 27th in the league in BA and dead last in slugging is pretty tough to overcome.Do you that Duda leads the team with 4 HRS? 4 HRS?????? After 36 games? 


Unless this team magically starts to hit and the bullpen magically starts to pitch much better, this team is going nowhere. 


What is also truly frightening is that this team averages 9 strikeouts/game, despite our being dead last in slugging. 

William Kelley
William Kelley

Hey as a fan, I truly hope Collins is right. Realistically this is the major leagues. Emotions will only carry a team so far, then talent must take over. I will say watching the game yesterday the Met players were literally "walking dead men". so if the win fixes that then it is  very positive.

Fix the pen would be a good start too. Mets also need to finally admit this roster is solely a small ball type of team. In their own park, they have a warning track power. Stop swing for the fences and start putting the ball in play.

TheJMan
TheJMan

this is the game that turns .220 hitters into what?

stop talking about and let's just see it 

enough talk.. hit the ball

Christopher Masiello
Christopher Masiello

@dukewillie Terry will never get fired as long as he goes in front of the media and endures the brutal beating that the Wilpons and Sandy deserve.

He's the best human shield that I've ever seen.

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Me too, but I have a feeling nothing is going to happen as far as managers. I think it's safe to say that Alderson wants nothing to do with Wally (or anyone that could actually manage) bring here. Because TC is a yes man.

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

@dukewillie  He will manage the year out regardless of how many games we loose.  Whether is back next year will be up for debate. 

xplr
xplr

@Glenn Blasius  Only the Mets would try to spin one lucky win as a momentum game that will magically turn the season around.....

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

@D  Should read Rubin's column on espn.  It's Sandy to blame, not TC as much.  This blog will never say it because the Mets pay's their salaries, but as much as TC has questionable managing decisions, the FO is ultimately to blame for this team. 

Charlie Bouchard
Charlie Bouchard

@ifti99 Those stats can't be fixed by firing the whole team.  Nobody would miss TC or anybody else among the coaching staff.  Every one of 'em thinks they need to change something in a player that been successful playing the game their way for years.  Check out some of the coaches and TC's player stats.  Fire 'em all.  Anarchy is better than self destruction. 

heynow20
heynow20

The Wilpons are to blame, not Sandy or Terry.  Sandy hasn't done a good job at all with the bullpen but lets be honest, its the anemic offense that really is the problem.  Yet we were never going to have the cap space to sign the Abreus and Choos of the world. 

D
D

@Joseph DeFazio @D  I agree.  I just feel like over the course of a full year, given equal talent, Terry is a Minus 3-5 games in the W column, and feel Wally could possibly be a Plus 3 or 4 W's.  

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

He sounds like a complete idiot he speaks.