Mets hit the ball at people, couldn’t get anything going

The Mets have not scored during their last 23 innings.

“We hit some balls good today, we hit some balls on the button,” Terry Collins said after Wednesday’s loss to the Marlins. “There’s not much you can do when you’re hitting them at people. We didn’t get much going.”

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

To be fair, it can’t be easy going from hitting in Coors Field, where a light pop up can carry for a home run, to facing Miami’s pitching staff, which was been incredible of late. In the last three days, which has been an offensive wasteland, they faced starting pitchers with 1.99, 2.62 and 2.68 ERAs. I’m not making excuses, a loss is a loss. But, it can be foolish to make knee-jerk, emotional decisions based on extreme situations; and transitioning from the light air of Coors Field to a collection of early Cy Young contenders riding a humid and unbelievable hot streak may not be the best time to dissect rosters and resumes. Instead, I want to see how their bats rebound heading back home to take on a different set of opponents.




269 comments
Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

LOL time for the PR department to send out another letter.  Maybe they can get some dead Mets to sign this time.  Perhaps Metblog can work on the first draft.

Jack Fitzpatrick
Jack Fitzpatrick

Not very often. Aren't they leading the league in strikeouts? Dave Hudgens is doing a "wonderful" job.

isledogs19
isledogs19

Did Mets management approve this post? Come on Matt, you're sounding like Sandy now. I use to read this everyday, not anymore!

Carl Delellis
Carl Delellis

Listen Matt you are making excuses....they are supposed to be professionals you must be kidding me stop with the nonsense already you fool

Jim Yager
Jim Yager

Sad to say, but, the team that just went 1-6 is the Real Team :{ This is the team that we all knew we had, but, were affraid to admit. They are flat and lifeless and have no heart at all. They can't build on a good thing and all this talk about momentum and leaving on a good note, the team must have missed that meeting. THE ONLY THING THIS TEAM IS GOOD AT IS BUILDING ON A NEGATIVE. The find ways to loose and will rip your heart out and stomp it into pulp as you watch. 2015 is almost here.

Finster Allen
Finster Allen

You won't get much more than Pom Pom waving from this site, as the mets run it and if they call it like it is, they would be shut down.

This offense is a joke but everyone knew that. Everyone knows this bullpen sucks, but just bury their heads in the sand and act shocked when a cast off can't hold a3-0 lead....or when 6 minor leaguers that start get shut our for 23 innings against minor league talent.

No Jose Fernandez and they just got swept by a team that gave up last year and are light years ahead of mets as far as talent. The worse part is the lies lies lies this BS front office throws at the poor helpless fans, so desperate for a winner that they buy the propaganda Freddie and Sandy pour .

What sane person will look at the CRAP this team purs on the field everyday and expect 65 wins, never mind 90? If the mets win 65 games with outfield that can't hit a combined .200, a best player ph that has 7 xbh on Mother's Day , no SS, a ph catcher and first baseman with 12 xbh combined by Mother's Day and the worst bullpen in Major League Baseball, then Terry Collins should be named best manager ever.

Screw this lying sack of crap that tortures this poor fan base so totally desperate for a winner,that when the team is 16-12 call in shows talk about how great the team is. The mets are a long long long long long way from ever making the postseason , and their best hope of not finishing last, just swept them. The only positive is the mets will draft higher.

Is anyone else sick of the lies? I just don't see enough holding Sandy and Freddie accountable here. Honestly, you guys are supposed to be accountable to the mets fans and you never hold the lying despicable thieves that have run this franchise right into the ground accountable. Why? Why do you let Alderson makes all us true fans look like the laughing stock of sports with his demented predictions without challenging him? JUST LOOK AT THIS JOKE OF A ROSTER THEN TELL ME HOW ANYONE WITH A BRAIN COULD SAY THEY WOULD WIN 90 games? DOESNT THAT OFFEND ANYONE ELSE?

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

Love the hitting approach we destroyed Davis-bay-granderson and so on let keep going with it bring in Keith hernsndez

nooger
nooger

Grandy is the unluckiest of all the Mets hitters regarding where baseballs go that he swings at..  When he swings the ball goes directly to the catcher.

robby
robby

Matt, I know you are a die hard Mets fan and that's admirable, but the reality is until the owners sell this team it will always stink.  Collins is a makeshift manager that does not know how to manage the bullpen.  Ownership needs to plug in Wally and stop making stupid decisions.  Those pitchers they faced the last 2 days are not Gibson & Koufax but thats how you  make it sound like.  Everyone hits these pitchers except for the Mets.  Call like it is!  This organization will falter again  as they have in the past.  Mark my words.  Be real Matt Be real.  nothing but love cause I appreciate you blog:) 

adam
adam

Cerrone this is one of the dumbest things you've ever wrote. "To be fair", you're an apologist for this organization. This team stinks. As soon as you hear "Not trying to make excuses but", excuses are coming next. It's like the "I'm not a racist but", and here comes the racist statement.

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

If you're older than 10 or don't have young children would you pay money to watch this team?

konyc
konyc

BTW, the Rockies left the "light air" of Coors Field for hot and humid Texas tonight, and have scored 7 runs through 4 innings.


Just sayin'.

bingmets
bingmets

Just saw on the mets twitter feed that Q will be DFA'd tomorrow for "a corresponding roster move". Looks like Flores is coming up.

eavdr10
eavdr10

Been hitting the ball at people for 4 years now.... joke. Excuses excuses. Like a f***** grammar school kid who doesn't do their homework. This series was a great example of how effective Sandy ' s plan is. Except for it was executed by the other franchise. Hats off to Miami, a fun exciting group of young talented kids.

Coupon Hater
Coupon Hater

Pretty sure when Sandy said he "expects the team to win 90 games" he was counting SPRING TRAINING wins!! Even he can't believe this Walmart bin lineup will win 90 regular season games!

TheJMan
TheJMan

AND sporting 3 starters with sub .200 BA

disgraceful

But let's be fair

monstah
monstah

Hudgens can tell the players all about his ONE hit in the majors back in the day. Fire this hitting coach! Enough already! 

TheJMan
TheJMan

Let's be fair to their 284 team strikeouts this season in 32 games

Team is batting like .220 with a .300 OBP

20 HRs

This is an EPICALLY bad offense

golflady7
golflady7

Give it up, Matt! When Are you going to call the owners/management out for not putting a major league product on the field???? You won't, I know. But maybe you should read Mets Today article about the possible result of this mess!

monstah
monstah

I'm as frustrated as any fan but IMO Collins blew two games at least with (once again) mismanagement of the bullpen & bench in Denver and also, look at the Marlins series - look at what the starters did - Niese pitched 7 scoreless innings and leaves with what should have been a win. Colon gives up 3 early runs and then hunkers down & pitches tough - our bats are shut out.Wheeler pitched very well today - gives up NO runs and we choke & lose 1-0. Our bats are way too quiet at the moment and let's face it - we have NO closer. You need SOME semblance of consistency from a bullpen and it is $#@# scary!

Mau Agudelo
Mau Agudelo

It sounds a lot like excuses to me matt

TJ Lee
TJ Lee

Wouldn't mind seeing David Wright traded

tigerinblu
tigerinblu

If they don't demote Satin and try Campbell or Flores I'm gonna go crazy.

eric88
eric88

Murphy and C Young gone at trade deadline, book it, that will put us at 65 million 29th in MLB.

same thing for last 6 years better than expected starting pitching,

worst offense in nl, terrible bullpen,  how can you keep repeating the same

thing     . . . .  wilpon insanity


metsfan91
metsfan91

Terry's game plan on how to win more ball games. "We just need to hit better and score runs". Manager of the year.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Dominic Smith has another nice game at Savannah. He started slow, but has raised his avg ~60 points the past week. He has a way to go, but video shows a smooth swing.

lindro88
lindro88

It's a shame they wasted some good starting pitching this week. I hope the next time we win a few, people stop looking at the schedule and commenting that we are playing teams we "should" beat. Every team in baseball looks at the Mets as a team they "should" beat. This roster needs some changes or it's going to get ugly. They'll start hitting, and the pitching will slump. Francessa has no idea what the Mets are waiting for. He goes into his mets are a disaster rants after every 3 game losing streak. We all know they don't have $. Don't need mike to explain the FO's thinking.

Carl Delellis
Carl Delellis

Oh yes it offends the crap out of me..then we have some demented fans that actually stick up for the moron owners and front office. I totally agree with you

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

I can't contain my excitement.

eavdr10
eavdr10

I know I'm in the minority but I just don't see Flores as the answer at SS

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

Please explain how having no closer is the fault of Collins.

Mau Agudelo
Mau Agudelo

Victor it's all on the Wilpons man. Sandy too but I have to believe that he isn't getting any money to play around with

Mau Agudelo
Mau Agudelo

It's been excuses excuses on this blog since 2007 I think Matt is still waiting for that champagne to taste that much sweeter

eric88
eric88

Because it works. Last year payroll @88 million, and revenue 130 million. Their not stupid, we are.

eric88
eric88

To late, I wanted to do that before he resigned. Now with 7 years left no one will take him AND give quality Back. We are now stuck with a declining player for the rest of the decade.

4EverMets
4EverMets

@lindro88 Wish fatso would start calling out the Wilpons instead of bashing everyone else but!! Yes Mike, we know the team stinks!! But this is the Wilpon's product and what they have put together!! Go after the owners!!

Bob G
Bob G

@Carl Delellis  Sometimes I wonder if the fans sticking up for the front office are actually people in the organization. I asked Matt if he knows if they pay any attention to Metsblog. 

Chapter 7
Chapter 7

They gotta try. The kid is going to hit.

bingmets
bingmets

He definitely is not a long term answer at short. Hopefully he can hit enough to up his trade value.

Andrew Garber
Andrew Garber

@eavdr10 if it looks like a duck, maybe it'll magically become a swan. - sandy harvardson

monstah
monstah

@shinjoooo  I swear to God, if ONE more person defends Collins, I'm gonna lose it. With him at the helm, we have finished second to last every single year!! I don't want to hear it anymore - he's a buffoon who doesn't know how to manage. Please don't me list all the teams that were failing, switched managers and the SAME roster started winning! (McKeon, Showalter, etc.) But you obviously think he's a great leader so enjoy his rewarded ineptitude! TC is awful!

eavdr10
eavdr10

But we knew he wouldn't get money to play with. He's here because he has a nose for talent. Evidently he doesn't

monstah
monstah

@Chapter 7  I would get rid of Tejada not Omar. And sure, I agree, give Flores a shot.

Chapter 7
Chapter 7

There are no sure things. Only one way to find out.

4EverMets
4EverMets

@Chapter 7 Flores has NOT shown the ability to hit in the bigs yet!! I just haven't seen enough to say he's going to be a sure thing!!