Jeff McNeil died from words after losing 3-2 Mets for the Sunday night amp.
He inadvertently sat in front of his lockers, still dressed in his uniform, and the rest of his team were beginning to pack their series in Colorado.
His face showed how the league-series loss was suffering, and how unsatisfactory it was to go 0-for-11 over the last three games.
“Just the next at the bat, everything you can do,” said McNeil to An Post.
It is not necessary to say that McNeil was an integral part of Mets' success this season. But his silent battles showed his silent battles through one of the most important series of the season how much he wants his team – who is fighting with a tooth and nail now from four games back from a wild card spot.
It was only the second time this season McNeil, who went Sunday 0-for-3, went through a row without a beat.
“(Pete Alonso and McNeil) have done it for us throughout the year,” said manager Mickey Callaway after the loss. “It's like (Justin) Wilson and (Seth) Lugo, they have to go around him. They are never to blame. There is no fault ever.
“It is not disappointing. We need them to be going on, just like others. ”
The 27-year-old aggression earned the All-Star motion plate and a permanent-permanent residence in the Mets line as the lead return. And McNeil's ability as a versatile option in different positions has been invaluable. It is one of six players to start at least 10 games at four different positions.
McNeil has put himself in one of the most important bats. And their playoff hope relies, in part, on its ability to remove its current relentless strike.
“Permanently and we lose as a team,” said Callaway. “When we are transporting, we are a team and when we want to behave, we lose as a team if that happens.”
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