The Mets need to get it together. This is supposed to be a professional team, you know, not just a hobby to keep us amused during the summer.
The roller coaster ride for Mets fans continued yesterday when they were swept in three straight games by the Cincinnati Reds. That came after they won three straight games over the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming after they lost three straight games against the Yankees.
The Mets have to make up their minds. Are they a competitive team or not? With a decent pitching staff, there’s no reason for these kind of streaks. You’re supposed to be able to make adjustments to your opponents, so sweeps should be rare, unless you do them against someone else. If you’re good.
The Mets have continued to show defensive lapses, unnecessary errors that have been costing them runs. And games.
The Mets manager, Terry Collins, is admittedly working with a young crew. But that’s all the more reason to bring some kind of stability to their play. Their goal should be to win every series they play. Not necessarily all three games; two out of three would be sufficient. And then to string a few of those series wins together.
That’s how you win a pennant. Not by playing hot and cold against successive teams.