The Mets ended a 10–game road trip 5–5 yesterday, that sent them to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston.
On May 14, 50 percent of 4,200 people on MetsBlog said the expected the Mets would go 5–5 on the recently-concluded 10–game road trip, which is exactly what happened, while 33 percent said they would go 7–3.
Jerry Manuel, as quoted by Adam Rubin in the Daily News:
“Before the trip, going west, and playing three teams that were very good at home, to say that we could get out of it at .500, we probably would have taken it… But the way we started out, and the closeness of the games that we played in Los Angeles, we feel that we probably could have done better. But that’s water under the bridge now.”
Rubin also provides other news, notes and quotes from yesterday’s loss.
The Mets return home to Citi Field today to face the Nationals for three games, followed by three games at home against the Marlins, after which they travel to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates, then face the Nationals in Washington DC.
…ending 5–5 on that road trip is actually a positive, when i think about all of things that happened, from errors to injuries to travel to the competition… that said, i expect the Mets to press on and dominate the Nationals and Pirates, like they did in April and May… they have struggled against the Marlins this season… but, it’s this sort of trip that proved to come back and bite them in September the last two seasons… come on guys, don’t let up…