Your 2017 New York Mets: Gee, I expect a little more from myself.
“I don’t subscribe to the notion that the injuries have put us where we are. I think there’s a contributing factor there. But there are many players that we have on the roster, that I’m sure if you asked [them how they have played], they would say, ‘Gee, I expect a little more from myself.’ So I think that explains a good deal where we are as well.” –Sandy Alderson [New York Post]
Michael, it’s not you, it’s the rest of the team.
“I think it’s just to continue to believe … continue to come out and support the team…Obviously, we’ve been through some injuries, some tough games, a couple of tough stretches, but … it’s early. We’re gonna get our players back. We’re gonna get healthy. We’re gonna go on a hot streak. And definitely makes it a whole lot easier when you have support of our fans. I just say, ‘Hang in there, and this team’s gonna be just fine.’” –Michael Conforto [New York Post]
SandyBot makes his presentation to the shareholders.
“A lot of the story [is] to be written. Our goal is to perform better in the last three quarters of the season than we have in the first quarter.” –Sandy Alderson [New York Post]
A sincere congratulations to Terry for becoming the longest tenured Mets manager…
"To do this job, have this job, is a tremendous privilege. To be in one spot for seven years has been an unbelievable experience. To me, it's a humbling experience. The fans in New York energize you every day. It's been a great experience." –Terry Collins [MLB]
… as well as saying this phrase after nearly every Mets win.
"We needed a win tonight. We needed a win bad." –Terry Collins [MLB]
Jose knew he had to qualify his statement.
"Oh man, it feels good. Before this game, we lost seven straight games. Just to get a win and play a clean game -- that was a clean game for us -- that's what we need. Hopefully we can take something from this game and continue to play the way we're supposed to." –Jose Reyes [MLB]
Curtis Granderson’s optimism is infectious…
"You take away all the positives from today. We were facing a good team that's been playing well all season long, and we were able to pick up a series victory against them." –Curtis Granderson on losing to the Angels 5-12 [MLB]
....but Tommy Milone is immune.
"It seemed like anytime I was throwing the ball over the plate, they were hitting it. That's obvious. I don't know. I don't really have any answers." –Tommy Milone [MLB]
Way more than ‘kind of’.
“It kind of sucks that I’m injured right now, but there are a lot of other things that I can focus on in terms of training, so when it is time to come back, I’ll be better than ever.” –Noah Syndergaard [New York Daily News]
5 innings + 2 earned runs + 4 walks = Happy Harvey
“A little shaky. To go out there and give up as many walks as you did and throw five innings and creep around 100 pitches, it’s not ideal. We’re going to continue to work, it’s a work in progress, but I feel happy overall with the start, especially how I felt in the fifth inning and being able to keep our lead where it was.” –Matt Harvey [New York Post]
Oh good, a Mets player who’s confident his injury isn’t serious.
"I definitely don't have a history of missing time due to back [injuries] or anything like that. It was just an isolated incident." –Jay Bruce [Mets]
Terry pulling Gsellman after 87 pitches must have been because Gsellman didn’t feel good.
"I felt good, if Terry wanted me to go back out there for the seventh I could have. But he's the manager and that's his decision." –Robert Gsellman [NJ]
The next guy also ‘just didn’t get it done.’
"We got to the seventh inning and said, 'Hey, Fernando's the guy to bring in right now to get us to the eighth. Two outs and nobody on, and all of a sudden, he lost command and then he got fatigued -- velocity went down, dropped quite a bit, so thought we'd move to a fresh arm. Just didn't get it done." –Terry Collins [MLB]
Ray Ramirez can sleep easy.
“We don’t have any reason to think it’s something we’re doing or not doing that causes injuries. It’s not like we have five guys out with hamstring injuries. If that was the case, I’d say, ‘yeah, we need to take a look at the way we do things.’ But that’s not the case. And other teams have injuries too, by the way. It’s just the way it is in baseball.” –Terry Collins [New York Daily News]
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“d'Arnaud was never and is not great. Matz is a joke--always hurt. I bet you dollars to donuts that he will be hurt twice again before the season is out. Cut your losses with him if he’s hurt again.” –Mozsanity
AA Quote of the Week
“Matz is The D'Arnaud of the Rotation. Great when healthy, but rarely healthy.” –WT Economist