Mets Return Home After Road Trip

Mets Return Home After Road Trip

PHOENIX -- Jose Reyes let out a low sigh, operating by way of the puzzle in his head. Just per week ago, the Mets had been winning regularly regardless of their injuries, despite their troubles. Then they shuttled off to

LaGuardia Airport, caught a flight
to Milwaukee and haven't won considering the fact that.

The Mets' seventh straight defeat, a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, capped the team's very first winless road trip of at least six games in 18 years. Their beginning pitchers haven't recorded an out in the seventh inning
in 19 days. Their relievers have not responded properly to heavy workloads. Their most productive hitters are slipping into slumps.

"I assume we're ready for an off-day," Wednesday's starter, Matt Harvey, stated.
The Mets could possibly use greater than one, but they will take what the schedule gives them. Wednesday's loss followed significantly the same Neil Walker Jersey formula as a great number of other individuals on the road trip: Harvey walked four batters and allowed three runs, forcing the
Mets to turn to their bullpen within the sixth. That bunch coughed up the tying run in the seventh inning, then the winning run inside the 11th when Rafael Montero

permitted a homer for the first batter he faced.
Along the way, the Mets endured offensive frustrations and mental mistakes. Reyes in particular was a culprit, dousing a promising second-inning rally when he attempted to stretch a

single into a double.

"I cannot point to something," Reyes stated on the Mets' overall struggles. "We did not play too fantastic as a team. It's not a single issue. There's loads of

other stuff happening right now. It's difficult to describe. We're going to get better. We're not
going to keep the entire season playing like this. Sooner or later, this has to turn about. Hopefully, it really is sooner than later."
In time, at the least, the Mets should really develop healthier, with Yoenis Cespedes due back next week and Steven

Matz targeting the finish of May perhaps. But with out production from other important members of the Mets, which includes slumping veterans Jay Bruce, Lucas
Duda and Curtis Granderson, it may not matter.
Reyes pointed to final season, when the Mets qualified for the National League Wild Card Game in spite of getting two games below .500 as late in the year as Aug. 19. And perhaps there's some merit to that; even now, despite their struggles,
the Mets remain inside spitting distance on the early Wild Card leaders.
Then there was the final time the Mets lost seven in a row, from June 17-24, 2015. The rest of your way, they played .607 ball, winning the NL East title with ease.
"It's nevertheless not even two months from the season," Reyes mentioned. "We know at some point we're going to turn it about."
Added Collins: "It's extremely easy to unravel at the moment, but I will not let that take

place here. We're not going to do that. We're still going to stay together, play

with each other, be around the identical finish with the rope, pull collectively. I will not let

this
team get down. I will not do it. We came back to .500. We'll do it again."