Mickey Callaway
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway reminds everyone what the team’s approach is after Monday’s loss to the Rockies.

The New York Mets entered Monday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies 4.0 games back in the National League Wild Card race.

With a six-game road trip in front of them, the Mets desperately needed to go 5-1 or 6-0 on their stint away from Queens to stay in the race. After all, there are only a handful of games left to make up ground.

Well, they’ve already started the road trip 0-1. They fell to the Rockies 9-4 on Monday after left-hander Steven Matz allowed seven earned runs in 4.0 innings.

Afterward, with the Mets now sitting 5.0 games out with 12 to play, manager Mickey Callaway reiterated what the team’s approach is. This, despite it now feeling like another season without a playoff berth.

“We can’t worry about what it feels like,” Callaway said, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “We have to take the same approach we have taken all season and focus on the next game.”

New York was as close as 2.0 games out of the race heading into their previous series with the Los Angeles Dodgers last Friday. They were on a four-game win streak, having swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in four games. Now, it seems like all is lost for the Mets unless a miracle occurs.

The rest of the Mets’ road trip includes two more games against the Rockies followed by three against the Reds. The Mets will finish their season with a home stint that includes four games against the Marlins and three against the Braves.

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