New York Mets disappoint yet another season

Thumbs down. The New York Mets once again failed in their quest to reach the major league postseason.

They once again disappointed their fans for the fifth year in a row by being eliminated from the NL wild-card contest on Saturday. They haven’t advanced since 2016, when they lost the wild card to the San Francisco Giants.

The Queens ninth was a favorite early in the season, especially when the New York Mets president bought the team in November of last year for $ 2.4 billion.

The illusion returned to the fans and with it the arrival of Puerto Rican shortstop Francisco Lindor, for $ 341 million and ten years.

“New York fans have high expectations and I want to exceed them,” Cohen said at the time. “I want an exceptional team. I want a team built to be great every year. I don’t just want to make the playoffs. I want a championship ”.

Well, this year it won’t be either, and the Mets claimed to end another losing record for the fourth season in five years.

Throughout the season, the Mets – who went on to acquire Puerto Rican second baseman Javier Báez in July – were never able to achieve regularity due to injuries to his mountaineering body – including his two prominent pitchers, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard – and poor performance. usually.

“It will always be very disappointing when the goal is not achieved,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said after Saturday’s loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at a press conference. “In the second half, we didn’t play baseball well enough and that led to this.”

Yesterday, the Mets fell 8-4 and were swept by Milwaukee for their 10th loss – their fifth in a row – in the last 11 games. The record is 73-82, falling within 13 1/2 games of the wild card that the Los Angeles Dodgers (99-56) and St. Louis Cardinals (87-69) have almost guaranteed.

Lindor – who hit his 18th home run of the season to no avail – took some blame for the Mets’ second-half crash. A team that spent 90 consecutive days in first place in the East of the National League, ahead of the Atlanta Braves.

“I put a lot of (blame) on myself,” said Lindor, whose batting average is .228. “Yes, I put a lot on myself. I thought we had a very good team coming into this season. We have collapsed and I have not given up, in particular. I know that if I had played a little better, we could have won at least five or seven more games, which means we would be fighting for first place now. “

Tomorrow, the Mets close the regular season with a three-game series against the also eliminated Miami Marlins at Citi Field in New York, where a month ago fans booed his team for not producing. Lindor and Báez gave them thumbs down. But, in the end, time proved him right.