Amed Rosario made two more errors in the Mets' brutal 4-3, 18-inning loss Saturday night and made another bad play on which he wasn't penalized. He now leads the National League with nine errors.
"It's just not happening for him," Mickey Callaway said. "He's a diligent worker. He'll work through it. There's no doubt that he's not gonna let it bother him coming to the field."
Rosario, who had 16 errors in 146 games last season, says he's not letting his defensive woes get to his head.
"It's part of the game really, for me. I think it's been a couple of rough weeks, but I still have my head high and I'm positive about the situation," Rosario said through an interpreter. "I think I'm just kind of moving a little too quickly to the ball and not actually gathering myself."
Rosario did drive in a run with a triple in the second inning, but he went 1-for-7 and is batting .260 with a .690 OPS this season. With Adeiny Hechavarria now in the fold as a legitimate second option at shortstop, it could put pressure on Rosario. And Sunday afternoon would seem like an ideal day to get Rosario rest. But Callaway will go right back to him.
"Not tomorrow. We played 18 innings and he's gonna have to play again because he's a young kid," Callaway said. "It's something we'll always consider … if we feel it's gonna benefit our player, not just him but with anybody. If we feel that's the route to go, we'll keep all options open."
Rosario will have to show improvement quickly or the Mets are going to have some tough decisions to make.