In all fairness, Mickey Callaway is managing a depleted New York Mets team. Since Opening Day, the team has significantly been transformed by injuries and poor performance.
The New York Mets are leaving Great American Ballpark today on pace to record a franchise worst win-loss mark in the month of May. The team is 1-8 this month, including two series sweeps to the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies at Citi Field and today’s series loss at Great American Ballpark to the Reds, arguably baseball’s worst team.
The New York Mets lost their fifth straight game on Saturday night.
Throughout the skid, or “spurt” as Mets manager Mickey Callaway called it in his postgame comments, the team’s offense has been woeful. The Mets have been shutout three times in four days and haven’t had the lead in a game since last Sunday (45 innings) in San Diego.
When I was young the radar gun was sexy. A pitcher who could throw 100 miles per hour easily caught my attention. As I matured I realized pitching was not about speed, but control and location. When Noah Syndergaard stepped on the mound in Port St. Lucie for the first time this spring against the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, his keynote include four consecutive fastballs of 100...