Monday night was rough for the New York Mets.
Even though their record after five games sits at a respectable 3-2, the New York press, known for being extremely tough on its sports teams, is already roasting the Mets.
They lost to the Philadelphia Phillies, a rival in the hunt for a postseason spot later down the road, with a 5-4 score.
But the issue wasn’t losing a game, per se: it’s how they dropped it.
With the Mets leading 4-0 in the seventh, three relievers combined to allow five runs in the eighth inning, enough for the Phillies to take the lead and not relinquish it.
MLB.com beat reporter for the Mets Anthony DiComo shared, via Twitter, some of the New York papers’ back pages.
🗞️ Today's back pages: pic.twitter.com/WlyQZmRt5v
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 12, 2022
Shown in the picture are the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and Newsday.
“New Year, Same Mets”
The Post, unsurprisingly, was the hardest in its evaluation and assessment of the facts.
“New year, same Mets,” was their title, referencing how the team’s bullpen completely collapsed and allowed five runs to lose the game.
They all mercilessly attacked the Mets and criticized how the team lost on Monday.
On top of being defeated in incredible fashion, the Mets also got some unwanted injuries last night.
Both hurlers will go for MRIs on Tuesday to determine the severity and recovery timeframe for their injuries.
The hope is that their absences don’t extend for too long, because without Jacob deGrom, the Mets’ rotation is already in shambles.