Spring Training is all about working out the kinks, and Mets manager Mickey Callaway think his squad needs to put a priority on fundamentals to do so.
The Mets have had a few mental lapses recently, and Callaway made it known that work needs to be done to prevent those moments from becoming a norm.
"We have some work to do," Callaway said. "Our fundamentals, we have to throw the ball where we want to throw it. We have got to do things a little bit better than we have been doing. We had a little talk about that this morning and you have to throw the ball where it's supposed to go. You have to run out balls and that is going to start happening."
As for throwing, Callaway could be referring to the play Zach Borenstein made on an Aaron Judge single Saturday where he threw the ball to the wrong base, allowing Judge to move up to second. Also, on Sunday, Luis Guillorme made an awful throw home that allowed the Astros to move up on the base paths as well.
"There's fundamentals you have to do to play the game right and we can't throw to the wrong bag and throw balls away and we have to play the game the right way if we are going to win," Callaway said.
"We have to do it beter than everybody else. We are trying to get a feel for these guys and the baseball they know, and it hasn't been ideal. I think we have to do a better job at that for sure."