New York lost its sixth straight, one shy of its longest skid this season, and finished 1-8 on the penultimate homestand of the year. The sluggish Mets (71-79) managed five runs in the four-game series and were outscored 48-26 on the homestand.
Moments after the latest loss, Collins said he was “disgusted” with how his team has been playing and took the blame for the poor performance.
“The perception I have right now: We folded it up. And I won’t stand for that,” he said. “You want to see me be intense? You guys are going to see it. I don’t play that game.”
...As a tight game turned into a rout in the late innings Thursday, third baseman David Wright committed his sixth error in six games and eighth in the last 10 before a sparse crowd of 22,205 on a dreary afternoon.
“Our fans should be upset. I don’t blame them a bit,” said Collins, in his first season as Mets manager. “No energy, none at all, on the field. This is not the way we played all year long.”
...“We know that we’re playing bad. We don’t need anybody to tell us that we’re playing bad,” Wright said. “I think that we’ve played decent on the road, but at home we’ve choked.”
Posted: September 16, 2011 at 09:43 AM | 48 comment(s)
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