Collins tears into Mets after 9-3 loss

NEW YORK (AP) - His team had just unraveled late in the gameagain, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins was seething.

"I'm sick of trying to describe seventh innings - about five ina row," the fiery Collins said NEW YORK (AP) - His team had just unraveled late in the gameagain, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins was seething.

"I'm sick of trying to describe seventh innings - about five ina row," the fiery Collins said Wednesday night after dressing downhis club following a 9-3 loss to Pittsburgh. "I'm running out ofideas here."

Kevin Correia became the first eight-game winner in the majorsand the pesky Pirates scratched out five infield singles in afive-run seventh, sending the frustrated Collins into a postgamerant.

During the decisive inning, first baseman Daniel Murphy, thirdbaseman Willie Harris and pitcher Chris Capuano all made clumsymistakes on defense. Plus, the Mets got a tough break on a missedcall at third.

"Do we play hard? Absolutely. That's not the issue," saidCollins, in his first season as Mets manager. "It's aboutexecution. We have to add on some points when we get the lead andI'm not looking for home runs. I'm looking for quality at-bats. Wecan't make careless mistakes. We do. We give up at-bats. We can'tdo that. We don't have that kind of team."

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