After last night’s loss to the Nationals, the New York Mets have now lost 6 straight. Miguel Batista gave up what ended up being the game deciding two-run double to Steve Lombardozzi in the 4-3 loss. But none of that has changed the way Batista feels about his team.
In fact, despite the 6 losses in a row and 2-8 record in the last ten games, Batista still believes the Mets are better than the Nationals. And more importantly, he believes that the Mets are the best team in baseball.
“Right now they’re playing good baseball, but I don’t believe they’re a better team than us,” Batista continued, referring to the Nats. “They’re playing great baseball. But better team? I believe we’re the better team. We just have to play as we’re supposed to. Every team goes through a bad stretch, from the greatest to the worst. I remember I told Terry two month ago: ‘I haven’t seen a team better than us.’ … We just have to believe how good we are and just go out there and perform. I believe we are the best team in baseball. We just have to play like one. That’s what we’re not doing.”
We’re all for being confident in your team, Miguel. But you may want to slow it down on the “best in baseball” talk.