They are 47-29 so far this year after dropping Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Houston Astros.
It marked the first time in the current campaign that the Mets dropped three games in a row.
“The Mets have lost three games in a row. It took until June. That it took that long is a positive. But I have a feeling New York won’t quite see it that way…” Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes tweeted after the game ended.
The Mets have lost three games in a row. It took until June. That it took that long is a positive. But I have a feeling New York won’t quite see it that way…
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 29, 2022
She is right in every sentence: the fact that the Mets didn’t have a three-game losing streak until late June should definitely be viewed as a positive, because it means the squad was competitive enough to avoid any ruts to this point.
It is reflected in the standings, after all.
The Mets Will Be Fine
But she is also right when she says the following: “I have a feeling New York won’t quite see it that way.”
New York media tends to overreact to these short streaks in the summer, whether they are winning or losing streaks.
It happens to the best teams: even the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros, or the Los Angeles Dodgers are prone to one of these ruts.
Speaking of the Dodgers, they have lost two straight to the Colorado Rockies.
The MLB season is so long for a reason: to separate the truly good from the mediocre even after accounting potential struggles along the way.
The Mets will be fine.