Mickey Callaway
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway feels confident about the team moving forward after their seventh straight victory on Thursday.

On Thursday, the New York Mets won their seventh straight game and completed their second straight sweep. They defeated the White Sox in Chicago 4-0, finishing out a three-game sweep. New York additionally swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the previous series, also in three games.

The Mets are now only 4.0 games back in the National League Wild Card standings. Because of the team’s newfound winning ways, manager Mickey Callaway is portraying confidence going forward.

“I feel like we’re kind of flowing at this point, ” Callaway said after Thursday’s victory. “We’re obviously still not where we wanted to be at this point, but you can’t worry about what’s happening, all you can do is keep on pushing forward. I feel like the players are focused on that, just winning the next game…winning the next pitch, executing the next pitch. And if we continue to do that, we do have the personnel to get where we ultimately want to go and that’s getting to the playoffs and making a deep run.”

The two big stars for the Mets in their latest victory were right-hander Zack Wheeler and second baseman Robinson Cano, who was the designated hitter on Thursday.

Wheeler, who avoided being dealt prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline, allowed four hits and zero earned runs through 7.0 innings of work. He ultimately struck out seven batters and walked none.

Cano got the scoring going for the Mets with a solo homer in the top of the second inning. He then drove in another run in the top of the sixth inning with a one-run double. Cano finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. A White Sox fielding error on Wilson Ramos‘ at-bat following Cano’s RBI double helped lead Cano to score the fourth and final run of the game.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.