Sunday, October 17 2021

The Mets fell to the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Thursday night, finishing off a brutal 13-game stretch against the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers with a 2-11 record. 

The loss dropped the Mets 7.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves with 55 games left, but Pete Alonso isn’t giving up hope yet.

“Honestly, I don’t think it’s too late. To me, I don’t think it’s ever too late to flip the script,” said Alonso, who hit his 29th homer of the season in the loss. “Yeah, there are other teams ahead of us in the standings, but we can’t control how the other teams play. The only thing we can control is our game every single day moving forward. Whatever the Phillies and the Braves do, we can’t control that. The only thing that we can do is play the team that we have in front of us.

“We’ve got to do whatever we can to come together and conquer it. Whatever happens these next five weeks, I think that we’re going to flip the script because I really have so much confidence in these guys. Yeah, we played a lot of really close games but it just didn’t happen and I feel like these next five weeks are going to be huge for us.”

With the Mets seemingly starting to get healthy as players like Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez return to the lineup, Alonso believes in this group and is excited for what the rest of the season could hold for the Mets.

“The next five weeks are going to be the most important time of the year for us,” said Alonso. “It’s been really nice having Francisco and Javy back, and now that we’re having our guys back in the lineup consistently on a day in and day out basis, it’s going to be there. I’m really excited for these next five weeks because this is a huge test for us, not just as a team but as individuals as well. We can’t fold, we can’t back down. Despite whatever the standings are, we’ve got to go full steam ahead regardless of what happened every single day previously in the season.

“I believe in every single one of these guys that I’m with, that I go to grind with and go to compete with every single day. I mean, these guys are absolute warriors … I believe in every single one of these guys and I would be in a foxhole with every single one of them.”

Source: Yahoo Sports

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