Mets: Three takeaways from Tuesday’s loss to Miami
Apr 19, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) after 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Here are three takeaways from Tuesday’s Mets loss to the Marlins in Miami…
Terry Collins made a number of poor decisions that hurt the team
Mets manager Terry Collins hasn’t made many glaring mistakes so far this season, but he made three big ones during Tuesday’s loss.
1. With Rafael Montero tiring in the sixth inning of a scoreless game, Collins allowed him to face Giancarlo Stanton with first base open (Stanton singled, bringing in the first run of the night), and left him in for three more batters, the last of which brought in another run with an RBI single.
2. After Daniel Murphy doubled leading off the eighth in a 3-3 game, Collins gave Ruben Tejada the option of bunting or swinging away. Tejada bunted back to the mound and Murphy was thrown out at third, ruining the inning. It was Collins’ job to take the bunt off in that situation, and he failed.
3. With Carlos Torres having trouble locating and firing meatballs when he did find the plate, Collins left him in to serve up the eventual game-winning hit instead of going to the bullpen. Of all the mistakes Collins made on Tuesday night, leaving Torres in was the most glaring.
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