Mets’ Steve Cohen urges fans to keep the faith after 3-game sweep by Rays

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Keep calm and carry on.

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen turned to Twitter Sunday after the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep with a 7-1 win at Tropicana Field.

We are banged up here. It’s going to be a tough stretch here. We will get through this. Keep the faith.

The Mets lost Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto in the first inning Sunday due to hamstring tightness after both tried to leg out ground balls.

McNeil, who sat out on Saturday as a precaution after experience body cramping earlier in the week, beat out an infield single to lead off the game as the Mets’ designated hitter. McNeil stayed in the game, but he was removed prior to his next at-bat with right hamstring tightness.

Conforto pulled up lame trying to beat out a double-play ball later in the first inning. When he hit the bag, he immediately reached for his left leg, and he left the game. The Mets called Conforto’s injury left hamstring tightness. Mets manager Luis Rojas said both players will undergo further testing.

The Mets are beginning to resemble a M*A*S*H unit, with Conforto and McNeil joining the walking wounded, which includes Noah Syndergaard (elbow), Seth Lugo (elbow), Jacob deGrom (right side), Carlos Carrasco (hamstring), Dellin Betances (right shoulder), Brandon Nimmo (finger), Albert Almora Jr. (shoulder), Jose Martinez (knee), Luis Guillorme (oblique) and J.D. Davis (hand).

The Mets will try to end their three-game losing streak Monday when they visit the Atlanta Braves. After three games at Truist Park, the Mets head to South Beach to conclude their nine-game road trip with a weekend series against the Miami Marlins.

(NJ Advance Media’s Chris Ryan contributed to this report.)

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