New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway praises his team for not giving up in Sunday’s victory against the Atlanta Braves.
The New York Mets on Sunday night avoided a second-straight series where they would’ve been on the losing end of a sweep. They also avoided losing an eighth-straight contest.
New York ultimately rallied to defeat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, 8-5. This was powered by a five-run eighth inning, which included a solo home run from Todd Frazier, a two-run single from Jeff McNeil, and a two-run double from Pete Alonso.
Edwin Diaz then recorded the save to finish it out in the top of the ninth inning, as the Mets moved to 38-47 on the season. Relief pitcher Wilmer Font recorded the win for New York.
After the game, Mets manager Mickey Callaway (who’s been on the hot seat with fans for a while now) took the opportunity to praise his team for not giving up.
"These guys don't give up."
The Mets clawed back from not just a deficit today, but a big losing streak, to get the win pic.twitter.com/LUSCaV3Mxb
— SNY (@SNYtv) July 1, 2019
The Mets now sit at nine games below .500. They’re currently 12 games behind the Braves, who are 50-35 on the year.
New York has five games left before the All-Star Break begins on July 8. They’ll play a two-game stint at Citi Field against the New York Yankees beginning on Tuesday. New York will then host a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies to close out the eight-game homestand.
The Mets will have three players participating during the All-Star Game. Alonso, McNeil, and Jacob deGrom were all selected to the National League roster, with Alonso participating in the Home Run Derby.
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