New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway believes his team will be in a “good spot” by the end of the 2019 season.
Despite the issues surrounding the New York Mets ballclub, they’re not in a horrible position right now. They’re only two games under .500, and five games out of first place. Not to mention, there are still 100 games to play in the regular season.
New York just won two out of three against the San Francisco Giants as well. Jason Vargas pitched a complete game shut out on Wednesday, and the Mets’ bats rallied late to top the Giants 7-3 on Thursday.
“We’re confident every day when we come to the ballpark,” Callaway said. “We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t want to win. We’re going to come to the ballpark every single day and we’re going to go out there and get the job done.
“It might not be ideal all the time, but I have faith in this team [that] when you look up at the end of the season, we’re going to be in a really good spot, because these guys come to play every single day and we have talent in that room.”
These last couple wins helped Callaway in terms of his job security, but for how long is uncertain. There have been many critics of Callaway this season and calls for his job won’t go away overnight.
The bullpen is the big issue though with this team. The Mets went into extras against the Giants on Tuesday tied at three, only to allow six runs in the top of the 10th inning. New York went on to lose 9-3. Other than that, the Mets could be in a good spot when October rolls around.
New York plays the fourth of a six-game homestand against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Following their series with the Rockies, the Mets will board the subway to the Bronx for a two-game stint against the New York Yankees.