3 Mets to blame most for their embarrassing sweep against the Brewers

The Mets are 0-3 and we have some people to blame.

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3) Carlos Mendoza

Let’s scapegoat the skipper. From using a few too many of the lesser relievers in the opener to putting Tyrone Taylor in the cleanup spot for game two to whatever hand he had in the Yohan Ramirez throwing behind Rhys Hoskins, it’s hard to not point a finger at the manager for the weekend happenings. They are the ultimate scapegoat for anything that goes wrong.

The rookie manager is starting off his tenure with a clean slate and understandably should get a full year to prove himself. So far, so unimpressive.

Taylor went hitless in his cleanup appearance on Saturday only to later get pinch hit for by DJ Stewart who has been playing his way off the roster. He pushed the right button by pinch hitting for Zack Short on Saturday with Brett Baty who homered, but to sit the young third baseman on the second day of the season is debatable in itself. It’s not as if DL Hall is Randy Johnson reincarnated.

Mendoza wasn’t directly responsible for what happened on Sunday or even necessarily much of what happened in the games that went wrong. The team looked soft mustering one hit on Friday. They looked weak in the way they handled Hoskins on Saturday. On Sunday, they were defeated from the first pitch onward.

The Los Angeles Angels already had a team meeting. The Mets might have theirs before heading on the road this year.