Mets Chatter: Standings Don't Tell Story of Mets Unrest

The Mets are right in the middle of the battle for first-place in the NL East, but these aren't the best of times for the Mets. From umpires to night life, the targets are plenty for frustration from a team that was just swept by the Braves, and fell into second place behind the Atlanta team.

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It was a meaningless called strike one that did appear to be outside of the zone with two outs in the bottom of the ninth of a lopsided game, but it prompted Todd Frazier to turn around and voice his displeasure to home plate umpire Lance Barrett. After the Mets’ 7-0 loss to the Braves, Frazier explained his annoyance.

“There’s no accountability,” Frazier said. “I’m getting really frustrated with these guys in the last five or six games that put you in a hole.”

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The Mets were no-hit into the seventh inning by Atlanta’s Julio Teheran on Thursday — and that wasn’t even the worst part of an afternoon during which they lost 11-0 to the Braves at Citi Field.

No, of greater concern is the performance of Jason Vargas, who was hit hard enough for a second straight start that he might be well served to go back to pitching behind a protective screen.

Then there was Matt Harvey, who imploded and surrendered five runs in the seventh.

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If Matt Harvey’s pitching hasn’t been underwhelming enough, his off-field ventures are again becoming a potential problem for the Mets.

A day after Page Six reported Harvey traveled to Los Angeles for a night of partying following the team’s arrival in San Diego last week, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged the pitcher’s nocturnal habits can be a problem.

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