SEEING IS BELIEVING

Moments after Terry Collins told the media he was not embarrassed by the team’s current starting lineup, the New York Mets manager penciled in John Mayberry Jr. as his cleanup hitter in the series opener against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the record: Mayberry Jr., who was signed last winter to bolster the team’s bench depth, went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts dropping his batting average to .165.

MARTINO HAUNTED BY HIS OWN THOUGHTS

Andy Martino has been raked over the coals a lot by New York Mets fans. Sure, some of it was warranted; other times, not so much. Look, we’re fans, and fans are passionate about their team. Notice I didn’t use the terms fair or unbiased, just passionate.

But Martino deserves credit for his blog post on Wednesday, which he took direct aim at … himself.