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This Week in Mets Quotes: David Wright on not retiring, Old Hernandez yells at cloud

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Your 2017 New York Mets: Besides the ball going over my head for extra bases, everything was good on that play. “My mistake was my first step was coming in. Other than that, everything was good on...

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Your 2017 New York Mets: No excuses. [We were] just terrible.

"No excuses. I was just terrible tonight." –Jacob deGrom [Mets]

Ouch, my heart.

“I think that when the time does come to say I’ve given everything that I have, then I’ll be able to put my head on my pillow and sleep just fine knowing that I have given everything I have to this game and hopefully that’s still a little ways down the road. I’ve always tried to live it to where when it’s time to hang ’em up that I’ve done everything I could do and that was some of the advice I got early on from some of the veteran guys was don’t blink because it goes fast, and it certainly has.” –David Wright [New York Daily News]

Terrifying.

"The first thing I asked (head trainer) Ray (Ramirez) was is my nose OK, because I didn't feel it. I thought my tooth were out too. What you feel, it's nothing good. I am feeling a lot better. It was a very scary moment.” –Wilmer Flores [New York Daily News]

Well at least Keith still enjoys this game…

“I do [enjoy it]. In a few years from now I might not want to do 110 games a year. But I enjoy it.” –Keith Hernandez [New York Post]

…I think.

“I don’t like a lot of things that are changed in the game. I don’t like the length of the game. I don’t like the challenges. I don’t like the direction the game is going with the home runs. It’s just too many teams. The four-team expansion, there’s just not enough talent to go around. Just the reliance on bullpens now, protecting the starting pitchers. I mean, if you look at the standings in both leagues, there’s hardly anybody over .500. They’re under .500 for a good reason. Like I always say, three-games series, a second division team will show you in a three-game series why they’re a second division team. There’s a lot of them.” –Keith Hernandez [New York Post]

Old Man Makes Old Man Analogy.

“When I quit doing this, I won’t watch a baseball game ever again. Like Mitzi Gaynor, I’ll wash that game right out of my hair.” –Keith Hernandez [New York Post]

/insert Stringer Bell telling Wee Bey he shot a cop gif.

“We have iPads in the dugout. No Apple Watches. We have team-issued iPads to see the pitchers just like other teams have. Until you get to the big leagues, you don’t have that stuff.” –Dom Smith [Newsday]

Worked out great in the past.

“[Sandy saying his comfortable with Plawecki and d’Arnaud being our 2018 catchers] is a big compliment for the both of us. Like I said, both of us are just working hard. We’re working as hard as we can, especially for the pitchers to win ballgames and win series. This is all we can control.” –Travis d’Arnaud [New York Daily News]

Also helped that the umps really didn’t exactly want to extend a September Philly/Met matchup.

"We have not played the fastest games, so I thought we were going to have a tough time getting five in. Certainly, getting the lead early helped. All of the sudden, it was raining pretty good." –Terry Collins [Mets]

Harvey striking out 1 over 5 innings now constitutes a ‘huge step forward’.

"I thought [Harvey] threw some fastballs, we saw some 94s tonight. We saw some good sliders tonight, I wanted him to use his changeup more. But I understand he's trying to feel his way with his other pitches. I just thought it was a huge step forward for him." –Terry Collins [NJ]

Harvey has been saying he’s ‘moving in the right direction’ since April 2016.

“To get out of that inning and not let them tie the game, that was big for me — a big moment in the start. Overall I am starting to feel more comfortable out there with mechanics and attacking hitters, obviously still not where I want to be, but moving in the right direction.” –Matt Harvey [New York Post]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“CUT Sandy Alderson Biggest and best cut would be to show Sandy the door. The epitome of Arrogant and Overrated” – BillysWife

AA Quote of the Week

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