So now we know whom to blame for all of the Mets losing — Terry Collins. Think about it — he was at the helm for every game so far this crummy season, and Thursday night he was tossed out of the game in the first inning. And what happened after that? The Mets exploded for a 9-1 win.
Okay, so maybe he’s not to blame, but Collins wasn’t around to order stupid sacrifice bunts or make dumb pitching changes or other moves a below-average manager would make.
In any case, it was a good win. David Wright broke out of one of his worst slumps of his career with a home run and three RBIs, Chris Capuano went solid seven innings, and perhaps most important, Jason Bay was back in the lineup. The Mets need a healthy and productive Bay to solidify the lineup.