The New York Mets have lost 15 of 24 games since the All-Star break, were swept by division rival Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend and have dropped to third place in the NL East standings. already 56-55 on the season. two and a half games behind the Phillies in first place.
Despite the team’s recent offensive problems, it appears that coach Luis Rojas is safe.
Joel sherman The New York Post reports that “a source familiar with Steve Cohen’s thinking” says the Mets owner is not currently considering firing Rojas.
According to Danny Abriano from SNY, the Mets have lost 12 of their last 18 contests and averaged a measly 2.61 runs per game during that span. On Friday, Rojas told reporters that his team was particularly struggling with the straights, a trend that continued in the City of Brotherly Love.
Injuries to key figures like Jacob deGrom, Javier Báez and Francisco Lindor, among others, haven’t helped the Mets’ cause this summer either.
New York has a much-needed day off Monday before starting a series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday at home. The second-place Phillies and Atlanta Braves are also free on Monday.