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The Mets have won 14 consecutive games following a defeat

By Saturday night’s late hours, the mood around the Mets was relatively negative. The manner in which the club split a doubleheader against the Rockies — a win followed by a defeat — did not inspire confidence. In the words of Buck Showalter, they were all ready to return to their lodgings, “pack up, get some rest, and do it all over again.”

These Mets appear especially equipped to shrug it off, brush it aside, and turn the page. Baseball players frequently use such cliches in their speech. Sunday’s 2-0 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field marked the Mets’ 14th consecutive victory following a defeat, the longest such stretch in the Major Leagues in over a decade.

“We just come ready to play every day,” said starting pitcher Taijuan Walker, who became the first pitcher at Coors this season to go at least seven scoreless innings. “Saturday was a very lengthy day. The fact that the players showed up, played excellent defense, and delivered the critical hits and runs we required says a lot about us.”

Written by Eren Kilic

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