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Luis Rojas’ job safe despite New York Mets’ free fall

Jul 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) looks on from the dugout against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) looks on from the dugout against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets manager Luis Rojas’ job is safe despite the team’s second-half plunge, the New York Post reported Monday.

The Mets (56-55), who ended the first half in first place in the National League East, have lost four in a row and seven of eight to drop into third place in the division. The idle Mets are now 2 1/2 games behind the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies, who just swept New York over the weekend.

The Mets begin a three-game homestand against the visiting Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

Mets owner Steve Cohen is not holding Rojas responsible for the tailspin, per the report. Further, Cohen doesn’t believe in firing the manager to shake up a team.

Rojas, 39, is in his second season as the Mets’ skipper. He’s 82-89 so far.

–Field Level Media