The Mets have lost to two straight games to the Cubs, who have the worst record in the NL, and who have not won a series this season.
The two teams play the final game of their current three-game series this evening at Wrigley Field.
“I think some of it is a residue of what we went through in Philly,” Terry Collins said after the loss. “I just think sometimes you go through playing all those innings in all those days the way we did, we’ve got to find some energy somewhere.”
The Mets won four of five in Philadelphia this past weekend, but played 48 innings in four days.
Collins said he will likely give Daniel Murphy the day off Wednesday. He has started 57 straight games since opening the season on paternity leave.
David Wright is expected to get a day off during the team’s trip to San Francisco.