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This Week in Mets Quotes: McNeil says Mets still fighting, Rojas Mets still have a chance

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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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Hello darkness, my old friend

“We’re fighting for our lives now.” -Jeff McNeil [MLB]

I’ve come to talk with you again

“It’s tough to get swept and it’s tough to lose games against teams that you’re fighting for a spot.” -Luis Rojas [MLB]

Because a vision softly creeping

“Zero command and I was falling behind in a lot of counts. I was just giving up hits left and right.” -Tyler Megill [MLB]

Left its seeds while I was sleeping

“We still have a chance, and it’s real that we have a chance. We’ve just got to keep moving forward.” -Luis Rojas [MLB]

And the vision that was planted in my brain

“Worst all year.” -Trevor May [New York Post]

Still remains

“All I want to do is flip this table over, but I have to be ready to pitch tomorrow, and that doesn’t help anybody, and we need the Zoom room to work tomorrow.” -Trevor May [New York Post]

Within the sound of silence

“[Dom Smith’s] been chasing a lot and when he hits the ball it’s been off his legs so that means there hasn’t been a lot behind his swing. There’s some things that he and Q[uattlebaum] are working on that can bring back the Dom that we know.” -Luis Rojas [New York Post]

In restless dreams I walked alone

“This field plays big. For me, there’s never really a no-doubter, to be honest with you. The way the wind swirls in the stadium, there’s not really any flags that you can trust, so you don’t really know how the ball’s going to carry until it’s out there. Off the bat, I definitely wasn’t the only one that thought [Alonso] got it.” -James McCann [New York Post]

Narrow streets of cobblestone

“Man that would have been just special if it would have gone out of the yard.” -Luis Rojas [New York Post]

‘Neath the halo of a street lamp

“It was a special night. It was a good baseball game for the fans and everyone in New York. We just couldn’t finish it off.” -Taijuan Walker [MLB]

I turned my collar to the cold and damp

“Especially with the circumstances, I would like to help out sooner than later.” -Brandon Nimmo [New York Daily News]

When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light

“I don’t think Mets fans forget things but it definitely probably helped them to start to believe in me a little bit more.” -Francisco Lindor [MLB]

That split the night

“I’m not accusing [The Yankees] of doing those things. I’m saying I heard what I heard. I’m not saying I’m 100 percent. That inning that I heard the whistling, they did put up a couple runs and it felt a little odd.” -Francisco Lindor [MLB]

And touched the sound of silence

“It’s scoreboard-watching time of year right now. I think everybody’s very aware of where we are in the Wild Card and also in the division. But it just comes down to what we can control. We have to take care of our business and win ballgames.” -Rich Hill [MLB]

And in the naked light, I saw

Ten thousand people, maybe more

“I like nostalgia, and I felt like all the Mets fans in a bases-loaded situation wanted to see me throw two curveballs and a changeup [to McNeil] and get him out. Just gave the people what they wanted.” -Adam Wainwright [MLB]

People talking without speaking

People hearing without listening

“The focus is here. We’ve got to play our game. And then after our game, it’s done — we look at where we stand, and then we’ve got to get ready for the next day.” -Luis Rojas [MLB]

People writing songs that voices never share

And no one dared

“It very well could not be the end of my time here. It may be, but it very well couldn’t. I grew up here, I learned a lot here, my professional career was here.” -Michael Conforto [Twitter]

Disturb the sound of silence

“I don’t know, we’ll see. I don’t have that decision right now.” -Javier Báez [New York Post]