Mets' Callaway on WFAN: 'They've Never Given Up ... I'm Proud Of Them For That'

LISTEN: Manager Joins Francesa To Discuss Team's Resurgence

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August 14, 2019 - 6:48 pm

Mickey Callaway is seeing first-hand the positive impact that winning has on his club.

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The Mets were 10 games under .500 at the All Star Break. They've suffered a drastic seven-game losing streak in the middle of June, but have since roared back in the National League wild card standings. New York enters Wednesday two games back of a playoff spot. Despite falling to the Braves on Tuesday, Mets manager Mickey Callaway feels that the Mets are capable of stringing together a strong finish to the regular season.

Callaway joined Mike Francesa on Wednesday to discuss New York's resurgence in the playoff race. 

"With our starting pitching, if our bullpen continues to perform, we play solid defense and we get timely hitting, we can definitely do this," Callaway said. "We have the talent to do it. We have some tough teams that are all playing for something. Indians, they're trying to win their division. The Cubs are trying to get back into the swing of things. Atlanta continues to be a solid baseball team every week because they're so talented. But we can do this if we can do things we can control."

Francesa asked Callaway if he sees a different team compared to the one that was struggling throughout the season's first half.


"It feels like the same group of guys. The only difference is you're winning games," Callaway said. "So that definitely has a different feel. You go home, you sleep better. You feel better but these guys, they've been consistent. They come to play every day. They've never given up. They could've mailed it in one week or two weeks or for the season and they haven't. I'm proud of them for that."

Callaway also raved about how the Mets feed off of their newest addition's enthusiasm.

Marcus Stroman properly introduced himself to Mets faithful at Citi Field last Friday. 

Stroman struck out a season-high seven batters in New York's thrilling 7-6 win over Washington, often displaying his passionate and radiant vigor throughout the night. It's the ideal performance that fans hoped to see when the Mets parted ways with two prospects for the 28-year-old. When it isn't Stroman's time to pitch, he can easily be spotted in the dugout. He's often the one who is most animated.

"Oh man, he brings energy," Callaway said. "He wants to win, he's excited to be in New York. You saw where he really elevated his game in front of that Citi Field crowd. He's just a bundle of energy and a guy that really want's to win bad. "