On Wednesday night following the Mets' 7-1 home loss to the Brewers, the club issued an apology on behalf of their mascot, Mr. Met. A video showed Mr. Met appearing to make an obscene gesture toward a small group of fans at Citi Field.
"We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee. We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally."
The loss puts the Mets five games under .500 and nine games back of the Nationals in the NL East, pending the result of Washington's game in San Francisco on Wednesday. It also gives the Mets a losing record in May after going 10-14 in April to start the season.
The Mets will play one more game against the Brewers at 1:10 p.m. ET Thursday before playing host to the Pirates for a three-game set this weekend.