Embattled New York Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway defended Robinson Cano after the second baseman had one other baserunning lapse in Sunday’s Three-Zero loss to the Miami Marlins.
It was the second time in three days Cano didn’t run arduous after hitting a floor ball, because the reeling Mets had been swept by the Marlins.
On Sunday, Cano didn’t run when he hit a grounder that bounced off the filth behind house plate and rolled a number of toes honest. Cano stood on the plate questioning the decision whereas the Marlins accomplished a 2-6-Three double play.
“I noticed the ball hit and it did not even hit the plate — it hit behind the plate,” Cano mentioned. “I assumed it was a foul ball.”
On Friday, Cano jogged to first when he grounded into an inning-ending, 1-6-Three double play, and later informed Callaway he thought there have been two out.
“Issues are piling up on Robbie proper now,” Callaway mentioned when requested about Cano’s newest dangerous look. “Come on, let’s face it — the ball lands foul and spins into honest territory. He noticed it hit foul, and by the point he seemed again up the ball had spun into honest territory and the play was over. Stuff occurs like that when issues are going dangerous.”
A day after being shut out on one hit, the Mets dropped their fifth in a row — shut out once more as Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara wanted simply 89 pitches to throw a two-hitter in a duel with Noah Syndergaard.
The newest unpleasant defeat in opposition to a group with the worst report within the majors is bound to accentuate hypothesis about Callaway’s standing because the group returns to New York. The Mets (20-25) have their longest shedding streak of the yr and are a season-worst 5 video games below .500.
“I perceive that everyone is disenchanted — the followers, the possession, myself, the group — as a result of this isn’t who we’re,” Callaway mentioned.
Syndergaard (Three-Four) allowed two runs in seven innings, and afterward he defended Callaway, who’s in his second yr as supervisor.
“I respect the hell out of Mickey,” Syndergaard mentioned. “It is type of bull what is going on on proper now with the hypothesis that there might be a change, as a result of we’re nonetheless early within the season and only one small step from placing this all collectively. It is definitely not on him.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.