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This Week in Mets Quotes: Freddie Freeman thinks Syndergaard’s injury is bad for baseball

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Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites.

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Your 2017 New York Mets: It’s a tough time.

“It’s a tough time. No (Yoenis) Cespedes. We’ve lost (Lucas Duda), (Wilmer) Flores and now Noah.” –Rene Rivera [New York Daily News]

The Mets would give up 23 runs the following day.

"We know we've got a long track, we've got to try and get back in the hunt, and that's what we're trying to do, put some wins on the board and try and get back in this thing." –Terry Collins [ESPN]

Yup, this checks out.

"It was a lot of runs." –Matt Wieters [Mets]

Terry loves using Backup Catchers, as both Anthony Recker and Rob Johnson also made pitching appearances for the Mets.

"I was just happy to fill up the zone. If I can go out and eat two innings in a game like today, where it just kind of got out of hand a little bit, I'm happy to do it." –Kevin Plawecki [Mets]

You’re allowed a little over an hour per run giving up.

"You're allowed 24 hours to be upset. Then you've got to move forward." –Terry Collins [Mets]

Terry continued, ‘and the 8th inning was more like the 6th inning, the 1st inning was more like the 2nd inning of a spring training game…’

“[The seventh inning] was a big part of the game for me. And I told [Addison Reed], ‘I know you are the eighth-inning guy, but to me this was the eighth inning tonight.’ I just wanted to make sure he got the clarification.” –Terry Collins [New York Post]

Stupid pitches need the most attention.

“I think I kind of caught some people off guard because I was upset and nobody really knew why. There were some stupid pitches and everything got cleared up quick.” –Addison Reed [New York Post]

Wishing Wilmer a quick recovery, I thought for sure he was done for the year.

“I mean it was scary. I had to be in the hospital for four days.” –Wilmer Flores [New York Post]

Glad Reyes stopped taking selfish at bats.

“It’s not happening overnight. I’ve been working every day. I don’t turn it around in one game. Little by little, like 1-for-3 with a walk. The good part is the last week I didn’t strike out too much. Early in the season the first 20 games or so I struck out way too much. That’s not part of my game. I feel like when I put the ball in play that’s me. That’s when I feel better and lately I’ve been able to do that.” –Jose Reyes [New York Post]

Sure Harvey gave up 6ERs, 3BBs with 2Ks in 5.1 IP, but he felt great doing it.

“Today was the best I have felt in a long time. I could throw the ball the way I wanted to, and it felt like it was coming out better than it has in a couple of years.” –Matt Harvey [New York Post]

‘We have to step up, but don’t need to step up.’

"We have to step up. I wouldn't say that we need to try harder or try and do more. We just need to work and prepare and get ready to play." –Jay Bruce [Mets]

I, for one, did not know that.

"We have a good offensive team. You knew at some time we were going to start getting hits." –Terry Collins [Mets]

Got to clog those bases.

"Guys did really good jobs of just putting themselves in position to get on base, doing what we like to call 'creating traffic,' guys on the basepaths. Anyone at any time in this lineup has the ability to drive those guys in." –Curtis Granderson [Mets]

Damnit Freddie, stop saying likeable things.

"This is bad for baseball. This is one of the top three pitchers in the game. The Mets are obviously feeling it a lot more than we are. But when you're talking about one of the game's best pitchers, you want him out there every fifth day." –Freddie Freeman [Mets]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“I'd be okay with [Neil Walker] if he wasn't making as much money as he is. He can’t be DFA’d because the investment is too high but the Mets have more than capable replacements in Rivera and Reynolds” –ToilinginFlushing

AA Quote of the Week

“I don't know. I don't like it. But I feel like the Mets need to... Get [their] shit together, get it all together and put it in a back pack, all [their] shit, so it's together. And if [they] gotta take it some where, take it somewhere, you know, take it to the shit store and sell it, or put it in the shit museum. I don't care what [they] do, [they] just gotta get it together. Get [their] shit together.” –the caveman