Thursday August 11th, 2016

Mets manager Terry Collins went on a rant when facing the media after a 9–0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday that lasted nearly four minutes.

Collins ripped into his team, which managed just three hits against the worst team in the National League West. After the speech, he stood up and left the room.

“Every one of us is responsible. Every single one of us, the players, the coaches, me, we are all in this together,” Collins said toward the end. “There is no one guy to blame. There is no one guy to point a finger at. I don’t do that. I have never done that. Never. I am a team guy. I believe in team just as you guys do. You write a bad story, it's all on the paper. It's about where you came from. Everybody is in it. And I believe that. Today's game. It's going to happen again.”

The Mets have now lost 11 of 15, slipping 10 1/2 games back of the Nationals in the NL East and three games back in the Wild Card. They face the Padres at home on Friday night.

– Kenny Ducey

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