Emotional Terry Collins pleads with players to focus

Chris Young stares down at the ball after

Chris Young stares down at the ball after making a throwing error in the sixth inning. (Aug. 21, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Following a sloppy 6-2 loss to the Rockies, frustrated Mets manager Terry Collins made a rare, but emotional postgame plea to the team, during which he stressed the need to raise their level of focus and fundamentals.

"The tone? Did I yell and scream? I did not," said Collins, who estimated that he called similar meetings only three times this season. "I don't think you have to address professionals...

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