Mets Lose Juan Lagares to Injury, Then Take the Field and Fall to the Rockies


The Rockies’ Nick Hundley (4) after hitting a run-scoring single off the Mets’ Steven Matz (32).

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Breaking standard practice, music played in the Mets’ clubhouse after Friday’s lackluster 6-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. The defeats and head-scratching offense have piled up lately, but Manager Terry Collins spoke briefly to the team after the game and ordered music. So Bon Jovi and Silvestre Dangond blared from the speakers near Yoenis Cespedes’s locker.

“I’m a little tired of seeing long faces,” Collins said. “We need to lighten it up and have some fun. Get back to the way we can play the game.”

Collins wanted the sputtering Mets to think this way even though they hit more snags on Friday. Juan Lagares, a Gold Glove-winning outfielder two seasons ago, landed on the disabled list. Lagares was expected to miss six weeks after his coming surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Lagares had started only a third of the Mets’ games, but with the offense struggling so badly, even the edges…

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