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07:35  17 september  2019
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Mets play longest 9-inning game in NL history ... and lose

Mets play longest 9-inning game in NL history ... and lose Erratic bouts of poor pitching is a season-long stain the Mets can’t seem to rub away. No matter how many runs the Mets offense records in an attempt to soak, rinse and wash the smear off, the blemish reappears. The Mets’ robust lineup tried to overcome their pitching pains in the back-and-forth, tug-of-war 10-7 loss to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon. The game, which lasted four hours and 29 minutes, was the longest nine-inning game in National League history.

PHILADELPHIA — Jason Vargas called it a distraction. Mickey Callaway called it a misunderstanding. A day after a tense confrontation involving a reporter in the team’s clubhouse on Sunday, both the pitcher and the manager projected more defiance than regret on Monday

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DENVER — One would hope, this late in the season, we’re not still discussing questionable managerial decisions that had an impact on the outcome of a Mets game. Alas, with the season on the line, manager Mickey Callaway again made some head-scratching moves during the Mets’ 9-4 loss to the Rockies in the series opener on Monday.

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The Mets (77-73) dropped five games behind the last Wild Card spot with their third loss in four days. The Cubs (82-68) beat the Reds, 8-2, and the Brewers (81-69) downed the Padres, 5-1. With 12 games remaining in the regular season, the Mets have have limited opportunities to make up ground.

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Yesterday Callaway made more questionable decisions . Pulling Jacob DeGrom after one inning, leaving Paul Sewald in to face Nick Williams, letting The talented lefty presented Mickey Callaway with a decision . Bring in the warmed up Jerry Blevins, the Mets only bullpen lefty, now or save him

The Mets were 7-12 against the Marlins last season. There is no way Mickey Callaway 's rotation and bullpen will lose more than they win against the Marlins in 2018. Sadly, I don ' t know the answer. I do know I can more easily accept the former, though I disagree with the approach. The latter is not just a


New York had its best shot at overcoming a three-run deficit in the sixth inning when Pete Alonso led off with a double to right field. Amed Rosario put runners on the corners with one out when he drilled a single up the middle. But this was where it became tricky for Callaway when it should have been very simple.

A handful of useful pinch hitters were available to Callaway to substitute for Tomas Nido, New York’s backup catcher due after Rosario. On the bench sat Wilson Ramos, the National League’s best hitter since Aug. 1; Jed Lowrie, a switch-hitter who’s still due for his first Mets hit; Joe Panik, who’s hitting .429 (9-for-21) against Antonio Senzatela.

Callaway looked over those viable options and, instead, went to left-hander Luis Guillorme for the critical at-bat. Guillorme, if one can believe it, struck out on the sixth pitch from Senzatela. With two outs, Callaway finally went to Panik but he grounded out to end the inning.

Noah Syndergaard doubles down on criticism of Mickey Callaway

Noah Syndergaard doubles down on criticism of Mickey Callaway Things are not getting any better between ace starter Noah Syndergaard and New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway. Syndergaard took to the Mets’ brass over the weekend to note that he’s unhappy about the team continuing to use Wilson Ramos as his catcher. One day later, Callaway responded by indicating that you can’t make everybody happy. This all stems from Syndergaard struggling on the bump with Ramos catching for him. In talking about the situation ahead of New York’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Syndergaard doubled down on his criticism of Callaway.

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After that chance was blown, it was like someone took the air out of the Mets lineup. The Amazin’s did not record a hit again until the ninth inning, when they were already in a five-run hole.

Despite traveling to Denver days in advance of his start on Monday, Steven Matz was hardly the sharpest version of himself. But pitching in a higher altitude bloated his final line in a way that only Coors Field can. Matz gave up a solo home run to Ian Desmond in the second, but looked solid until he imploded two innings later.

Nine batters came up to the plate and six scored in a tumultuous fourth frame for Matz. It was obvious from the beginning of the fourth inning that the left-hander was off his game. Instead of pulling him out midway through, Callaway kept Matz in to finish the inning. A three-run home run to Trevor Story put seven earned runs on Matz’s final line.

It’s possible Callaway did not want to chance going to New York’s sub-par bullpen too early in fear his long-relief options would struggle to pitch better than Matz. But, with the season on the line and the starting pitcher visibly drained, it’s a gamble the skipper should have taken.

Mickey Callaway not caving to Noah Syndergaard's catcher wishes

Mickey Callaway not caving to Noah Syndergaard's catcher wishes New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway has no plans to split up the Noah Syndergaard-Wilson Ramos battery despite the pitcher’s concerns. © David Berding-USA TODAY SportsSyndergaard is scheduled to start again Friday, and on Wednesday, Callaway said it’s likely that Ramos will be catching him. This comes despite Syndergaard’s issues working with Ramos — and the pitcher’s inferior ERA when the two are paired together. Mickey Callaway says it’s a “likely possibility” Wilson Ramos will catch Noah Syndergaard on Friday for the series opener against the Dodgers.

The Mets just might be desperate enough to bank on the power of proximity Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Rockies at Citi "I'm sure there's guys scrambling -- I don ' t think everybody's scrambling," New York manager Mickey Callaway said following Thursday's game.

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