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Mets didn’t play well in Chicago, now heading to SF

The Mets begin a three-game series Friday night against the Giants in San Francisco.

They lost all three games against the Chicago Cubs, prior to which they won four of five in Philadelphia against the Phillies.

“Things just didn’t click for us,” David Wright said about Wrigley Field. “They played better than us in pretty much every area of the game. We didn’t play well at all.”

The Cubs have the worst record in the National League.

“They’re trying to beat you just as much as you’re trying to beat them,” Terry Collins said after Thursday’s loss, dismissing Chicago’s record. “Once in a while they play good, you don’t play good, and you’re going to get your butt kicked.”

Wright said playing 14-, 14- and 11-inning games consecutively in Philadelphia was no valid excuse. Nor is being deep in a stretch of 20 games in 20 days.

The Giants are 39-21 and will send Matt Cain, Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum to the mound against the Mets.




20 comments
Michael Zvirblis
Michael Zvirblis

San Francisco can enjoy the comic antics of these clowns.

Marc Seldin
Marc Seldin

Not playing well, so far, in San Francisco either, lol..

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

You need to breathe through your eyelids...candlesticks make a nice wedding gift...

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Mets didn't play well in Chicago is an understatement. The Cubs did their best to help the Mets beat them. 

David Ortiz
David Ortiz

Hey, Matt. We, the fans, need to read a poignant diatribe, and not a monotonous and obvious restatement of the events that transpired. The Mets are playing like garbage. Make this fact evident!

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

That's enlightening. Until I saw this, I couldn't figure out how they got swept out of Chicago. truly brilliant insight. This is why you're SNY and we're just lowly, ignorant fans.


Nice to have someplace to go and waste words late on a Friday afternoon.

monstah
monstah

The fact that Chris Young is healthy and Juan Lagares is hurt may just be the final nail in the coffin....

nykjw2
nykjw2

Mets might win 7 of their next 8 and get everyone excited, then lose 9 of 12. And so it goes with this team.

Pauly Pins
Pauly Pins

Swing at every pitch ! This series. !

Michael Bellissimo
Michael Bellissimo

A major factor in the Mets play was the hangover from the 5 days in Philly. Between the emotion of beating the Phils, all those innings, and flying on to Chicago, the team was running on empty.  Moving on to SF is not going to help! 

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

Nobody that knows baseball would make that argument.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@Victor Triguero


i would argue that this team is better


they certainly are better at squandering opportunities 


this team should be 5 games above .500 right now -- yes, even with their hitting 

Steve
Steve

@Father Dooley I'm not sure which is worse - this headline, or the one earlier this week stating "Scout says Chris Young's Best Days Are Behind Him."


Truly enlightening stuff!

fatherflot
fatherflot

@Michael Bellissimo Dude, you forgot the 600 Cheese Steaks that they consumed.  I went to college in Philly in the 80's  and I'm still digesting.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@Ed Yano


which one .. his or mine?


i anxiously await to see if me or Victor knows baseball .. according to the baseball genius Ed Yano .. 

gosh .. I hope it's me 

Mets are what.. 8-18 in one-run games this year? it's so ludicrous that this mis-managed.. mistake prone team does not have better talent then last year or the year before.. you know.. those juggernaut of 74-win teams .. they are more competitive for sure .. oh i forgot Shaun Marcum and Aaron Harang .. you're right.. aces .. oh and Ike...

Harvey is about it .. 


and Lagares has made this team .. at least watchable