Steve Cohen visits slumping Mets before Phillies game

Not all motivational speakers live in a van down by the river.

Not all motivational speakers live in a van down by the river.

Mets billionaire owner Steve Cohen tweeted that he “visited” with the skidding team in the clubhouse before Sunday’s game in Philadelphia, adding the players “are ready and in a good frame of mind for this game.”

Steve Cohen
Corey Sipkin

The Mets have lost 14 of their 23 games since the All-Star break, including five of six on their current road trip, to slip into second place in the NL East, 1 ½ games behind the Phillies.

Luis Rojas’ team also is just a half-game ahead of the third-place Braves, who play the Nationals at home on Sunday.

Following Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Phils, Rojas declared that “we’ve got to win [Sunday.]”

Veteran catcher James McCann noted the team needs to play with a “sense of urgency,” adding, “You can’t keep saying, ‘We’ll get them tomorrow, we’ll get them tomorrow,’ because the next thing you know you look up and it will be the middle of September and it will be too late. So there has to be a sense of urgency. But there’s a difference in a sense of urgency and panic.”

The Mets (56-54) have scored the second-fewest runs (416) in MLB, ahead of only the lowly Pirates (403).

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Peter Botte

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