The New York Mets had a disastrous series in Miami on the weekend and fans let the club know it on social media
The New York Mets came limping back home on Monday after a weekend they would rather forget.
The Mets were swept by the last-place Miami Marlins over the weekend and have now dropped five games in a row. If that wasn’t bad enough, they were shut out in the final two games against the Marlins.
Sandy Alcantara, owner of a 5.11 ERA coming into Sunday’s game, needed just 89 pitches to throw a two-hit shutout and beat Noah Syndergaard and the Mets 3-0.
The Mets are now 20-25 on the season and have fallen 6.5 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. The patience of fans is wearing thin, and they took to social media on the weekend to vent their frustration about the direction of the team.
Most of the fans’ ire was directed at second-year manager Mickey Callaway. But with increasing calls for Callaway to be fired, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen insisted on Monday that the manager isn’t going anywhere soon.
Optimism for the Mets was high coming into the 2019 season after Van Wagenen pulled off a big trade in the offseason, acquiring All-Star closer Edwin Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano from the Seattle Mariners.
But Cano’s tenure in Queens has gotten off to a disastrous start and it only got worse in Miami.
In the fourth inning on Sunday against the Marlins, Cano hit a slow dribbler in front of the catcher. He never ran out of the batter’s box as the Marlins turned an easy double play. It was the second straight day that Cano failed to run out a grounder.
Not surprisingly, fans also took to Twitter to rip into the eight-time All-Star.
Cano insisted he didn’t run because the scoreboard at Marlins Park showed that there were already two outs. Not true, says Newsday’s Tim Healey.
Cano is hitting .245 in his first season with the Mets. He hasn’t homered in 22 straight games and has just three in 42 games.
The Mets had an embarrassing weekend. The good news is they get to start over again when they take on the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Monday. Callaway is still the manager, but after the series he had in Miami, Cano is getting the night off.