NEW YORK (AP) — Mets manager Terry Collins addressed his team on Friday night following its fourth loss in five games.
He didn’t yell at the players or get upset despite the club’s recent skid.
What was his message instead? Lighten up.
“If we have a meeting something’s wrong, so I don’t like to have meetings,” Collins said. “So tonight I just walked in and said, ‘Guys, we got to lighten it up in here. Turn the music up, lighten the atmosphere around here.'”
Tyler Chatwood kept winning on the road, Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in four runs and the Colorado Rockies defeated New York 6-1 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Mark Reynolds homered and Charlie Blackmon had four hits for the surging Rockies. They are 11-4 since the All-Star break and have moved within four games of Miami for the second NL wild-card spot.
Chatwood (10-6) improved to 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA away from Coors Field this season. The 26-year-old is 4-6 with a 5.69 ERA at home.
Gonzalez matched a season-high hitting streak of 11 games with an RBI double in the first. He hit a 448-foot, three-run drive in the ninth for his 21st homer.
“It’s a tough place and obviously
Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/07/30/collins-tells-mets-to-lighten-up-after-loss-to-rockies/87769916/
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