NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — After a week on the road, the Mets came back home Thursday to kick off baseball in Queens.
Unfortunately, it wasn't quite the start that Mets fans wanted. The team was shutout by the Washington Nationals in their home opener.
Some fans pointed to the short turnaround leading up to the game as a reason this team came out looking flat.
“I blame Major League Baseball. The Mets had too late of a game last night in Florida, they flew them home, got to bed at 1, 2 in the morning, then they get out here early today,” said one fan who adds, “they rip off the fans when they do that because this was not a game.”
Though, manager Mickey Callaway doesn't think the players were fatigued and said the biggest issue was that the team didn’t get the “big hits at the right time.”
It’s still early in the season and some fans remain optimistic.
One fan pointed out that the team is currently boasting a 5-2 record.