The New York Mets completed their first 0-6 homestand in ten years on Wednesday afternoon.They now trail the Washington Nationals by 11.5 games, they’re 7 games out in the wild card race, and they’re 4 games under .500.
The Mets have a 4-15 record in July, and are just two games ahead of the Miami Marlins, who went into rebuilding mode this week.
While the Marlins are trading players that don’t fit into their current plans for others who may be able to help in the future and the Phillies locked up a key potential free agent, the Mets also made a move Wednesday.
GM Sandy Alderson optioned backup catcher Mike Nickeas to Buffalo and replaced him with Bisons’ catcher Rob Johnson. I’m sure that will stop the losing streak.
(In all seriousness, if the backup catcher swap was done to make sure Matt Harvey gets to pitch to someone he’s familiar with in his Major League Debut tomorrow, I’m on board. If not, it seems pretty pointless.)