Mets manager Mickey Callaway fell victim to over-managing on Tuesday night during an extra innings loss. He pulled his starter Noah Syndergaard with a runner on first and two outs in the 7th inning with the Mets up 3-2.
Syndergaard had passed the magical 100 pitch mark so Callaway’s manager’s guide told him to make a change. Syndergaard wasn’t happy about it and neither were Mets fans.
Noah Syndergaard was not thrilled to be pulled after 103 pitches. Hard to blame him, he was cruising. pic.twitter.com/zk3NzMihYb
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) June 5, 2019
Mets reliever Seth Lugo wasted no time giving the lead away. He gave up a single to Evan Longoria and an RBI double to Brandon Belt to tie the game.
The tied game went into extra innings where Mets reliever Robert Gsellman completed the blown game by giving up five earned runs for a 9-3 loss. After the game, Callaway admitted pulling Syndergaard was a mistake.
"Looking back on it, I'd like to have that one back" – Mickey Callaway on his decision to take out Noah Syndergaard in the 7th pic.twitter.com/dIjE81fTk7
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 5, 2019
No kidding, Mickey. As bad as his decision to pull Syndergaard was, I would fire him for his terrible postgame interview.
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