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Mets End Five-Game Skid After Wilpon Meets With Minaya, Manuel

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Mets snapped a five-game losing streak last night in Atlanta, hours after Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon said the jobs of general manager Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel are safe.

Wilpon and Minaya traveled to Atlanta yesterday and met with Manuel and assistant general manager John Ricco for about 90 minutes at Turner Field to discuss the team’s performance.

“I didn’t come here to fire anybody,” Wilpon, the son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, told reporters, according to MLB.com.

Before last night’s 3-2 win over the Braves, the Mets had been 4-11 this month after finishing April with an eight-game winning streak. New York has a 19-20 record for the season.

Wilpon and Minaya will remain in Atlanta for the final two games of the series, today and tomorrow.

“Jerry and Omar both know what’s expected, and they’re both working at it,” Jeff Wilpon said before yesterday’s game. “If I was going to make a change this quick, I should have made it last year and we didn’t do that. We’re working toward getting this thing right.”

The Mets have missed the playoffs the past three seasons.

“I believe we’ll turn it around,” Manuel said yesterday. “I believe we’ll play well.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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