If you think you have had the worst week ever, I would like you to look at the New York Mets week. The week started with the Mets losing a game to the Chicago Cubs on a late inning home run from Javy Baez. Which really should have just been seen as another game but it wasn’t. After the game and a grilling by the New York media, Mickey Callaway started yelling and using profanities with Newsday reporter Tim Healey. As Tim walked through the clubhouse looked at Callaway and said see you tomorrow Mickey.
Mickey who has been under fire and clearly on a hot seat started cursing at Newsday reporter Tim Healey. Callaway interpreted that the reporter was saying see you tomorrow (as in you are getting fired tomorrow). Jason Vargas who is having a decent year in any pitchers standards heard this and looked Tim Healeys way. He started shouting at Healey saying he would knock him out. Players had to get between Vargas and Healey. This was only Sunday.
Monday the Phillies piled on 13 runs against the Mets. The Mets did score 7 runs which anytime a team scores 7 runs they should figure to be on the winning side. On Tuesday the Mets lost 7-5 to the Phillies after leading 5-2 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when the Mets pitching imploded. On Wednesday the Mets lost 5-4 to the Phillies after leading 4-0 in the sixth inning when they gave up a run and 3 more in the seventh before losing in the 10th inning. Vargas started this game and gave up 2 runs over 6.1 innings of work.
On Thursday night the Phillies were up 1-0 until the top of the 9th when the Mets scored 3 runs. In the bottom of the 9th the Mets put in closer Edwin Diaz who they got in a trade with Seattle in the off season and Diaz got lit up for 5 runs while only recording 1 out as the Phillies walked off with their 2nd consecutive walk off. On Friday the Mets returned home just to lose 6-2 to the Braves.
The Mets had a big offseason with free agent signings and trades. They were acting like a team that was in a win now mode. Now being 9 games under .500 and 12 games out of first place the Mets brass has to be wondering when it is time to pull the plug on Mickey Callaway. IT never makes a lot of sense to fire a manager mid season but this might be one of those times to do it. See you tomorrow Mickey might come sooner than later.