Hat tip to Metsfan4decades for this:
The frustration of the team is starting to leak out – in more than one area.
Cora quoted:â€œItâ€™s kind of comicalâ€¦ Every time you put on ESPN, theyâ€™re making fun of us. Instead of being in the Top 10 plays, weâ€™re on the worst 10 plays. It gets to the point where you get tired of it.â€
Youâ€™ve got to play good defense. Look at the teams leading the divisions â€” they catch the ball. Right now, I feel weâ€™re the worst defensive team in the league. It doesnâ€™t matter who you donâ€™t have. You canâ€™t go into slumps with defense. Youâ€™ve got to catch the ball. You canâ€™t give a big-league team more than 27 outs, and weâ€™ve been doing a pretty consistent job of that the last few weeks. They make you pay, man.â€
(I couldnâ€™t agree more, BTW. I give Cora kudos for telling it like it is).
Tatis:â€œOne day Iâ€™m in left, the next day Iâ€™m in right, the next day Iâ€™m somewhere else, so itâ€™s difficult. You have to really concentrate, especially when men are in scoring position. You have to anticipate the play.
(and this just goes back to what Iâ€™ve been saying for days now – about 5-6 guys playing out of position on any one night. If anyone doesnâ€™t think thatâ€™s adding to the defensive woes, they havenâ€™t been paying attention.)