Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Tuesday night's historic defeat against the Nationals was a "tough loss" for his team.
"It's embarrassing," Callaway said. "We got to do better than that."
The Mets were in trouble from the get-go, as Steven Matz allowed seven runs before the end of the first inning and the Mets' bullpen went on to allow 18 more runs in a 25-4 loss.
"Even to throw Jose Reyes out there and the guys hit him like they did, you don't see that in (batting practice)," Callaway said. "Those guys were locked in....."They came out tonight and beat us up pretty bad."
The excitement for Reyes in his first pitching appearance quickly evaporated once the Nationals started teeing off on his pitches.
"When you go to the mound, before you throw a pitch, it's fun," Reyes said. "When you start to see homers and stuff, even though I'm not a pitcher, I don't want to see that."