New York Mets

New York Mets are swept in Miami, pressure on Mickey Callaway grows

05/20/2019
Jocelyn Taub

The New York Mets are humiliated in Miami as the team loses its fifth straight game. Mickey Callaway if officially feeling it. 

It’s not even Memorial Day and it’s already looking like it’s going to be another long and agonizing season for New York Mets fans. Sadly, this story is nothing new.

When the Mets bats were hot earlier this season, the pitching was atrocious. Now that the starters and bullpen have improved, the bats have gone silent.

The Marlins are on pace to lose close to 120 games this season. On paper, a weekend series in Miami is just what the Mets needed to steady a sinking ship. Instead, they lost three straight to a team that hadn’t swept a series since September 2017.

This indignity was made more embarrassing by the fact that excellent outings from Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard were wasted as the Mets managed just one hit on Saturday (Jeff McNeil led off the game with a double) and two hits on Sunday.

Sunday’s starter for the Marlins, Sandy Alcantara, entered the game with a 5.11 ERA. The Mets made him look like Cy Young. Alcantara threw a complete game shut out as the Mets went down without a fight.

The blame game continues in Queens

It’s being reported that manager Mickey Callaway is close to being shown the exit for his team’s poor play. This is typical Mets as well.

Longtime fans know that the manager is always the sacrificial lamb for the club. The reality is it’s the top of the organization that really needs an overhaul.

Until the Wilpons sell the team, nothing is going to change for the Mets. Outside of the team’s improbable 2015 World Series run, the franchise has been underperforming since the Wilpons took over sole ownership in 2002.

Mickey Callaway will take the fall for club mismanagement just like past managers Terry Collins, Jerry Manuel, Willie Randolph and Art Howe.

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