ATLANTA – The Tour des Mets, now or never, has had a pathetic beginning.
No surprises there.
These Mets do not deserve to be on the same ground as the Braves.
At this rate, there will be a lot of changes in player staff for these less mediocre Mets.
The team's leadership has resisted and kept the main players in New York this season off, but if this season continues to drop significantly, these jobs will not be safe. Save the truck.
After the terrible dead season that Brodie Van Wagenen had, he will have another chance to do business. Good luck, Brodie's Bullpen has once again been dismal.
The Mets started Monday night a decisive tour of eleven games with an incredibly lousy 12-3 loss against the Braves at SunTrust Park. And it was not even so close.
The Braves seem to be in a much higher class than the Mets. The athletic and aggressive Braves played baseball without error while the Mets struggled even in some routine matches.
Mickey Callaway has finally lost patience with his performance.
"We are just stinky. Again. We were not good, "he said. "We need to recalibrate what we do and do the job better, in a clear and simple way."
Just about every Mets stinks.
If this continues, Callaway will be in the crosshairs because, that night, the Mets showed no fighting and, aside from starting pitcher Zack Wheeler, the Mets clubhouse was a ghost town.
Twice, the spoiled relay is throwing home too. The Braves scored 16 hits and three home runs, while the Mets had only seven hits, while Mike Soroka improved to 8-1.
After two more games against the Braves, there are four games at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, then four in Philadelphia. Then there are eight more difficult matches at Citi Field before the All-Star break.
The Braves qualify for three, the Subway Part II series includes two games against the Yankees and finally three against the Phillies.
This game basically consisted of putting the things under the eyes before facing the bunch of execution.
It remains to see the magnitude of the changes, but for the moment, players still hold their future in their hands. Win games and return to the NL East (Happy Face) race and everything stays pretty much the same.
"It's a huge series for us, we all know it," Todd Frazier said before the game.
Wheeler then came out and gave a first goal to Ronald Acuna Jr., observed defeats defeats of the Mets. He was the loser when his record dropped to 5-5 and his ERA was 4.94. Wheeler could be one of the first traders.
"It's something you do not want to think about," said Wheeler, who has made as many circuits (14) this year as he did last year. "I guess it's in your head. I am here now and I want to help this team win. I know we are very capable of it. We have a good team. ''
The Mets have been sabotaged this season by their pen, a bit the same song. GMs change, managers change, coaches change, but corrector problems remain constant. Drew Gagnon gave two big circuits in the eighth inning.
The Mets relievers have allocated one inning in each of their last eight games – which is hard to do. Jeurys Familia was the big independent agent who signed for the market at 30 years old during the off season for $ 30 million. He was again above the pain while his ERA climbed to 7.81.
Gagnon inherited a situation filled with bases in the seventh and was outclassed. His ERA is 7.65.
He's not only a terrible scorer who has contributed to the Mets' woes – they're 4 to 12 in the last 16 games on the road – but they've made 54 errors this season, the biggest number in the NL. The Mets made 88 mistakes all last season.
Pete Alonso made a mistake in the first, which cost a Mets race. Amed Rosario has once again had distance problems at the stop-court.
No fight. No chance. Embarrassed by the Braves again. It's life.