As the Mets wind down their regular season as National League East champions (still a weird sentence to write), they are able to enjoy the little things more without the stress and pressure of the regular season gone. One of those little things will happen tonight, as Mets' catcher Travis d'Arnaud will get to play on the same field as his brother Chase for the first time since the two became major leaguers.
"When we were 6 and 8, we were watching baseball, talking about how cool that would be if we played with each other or against each other in the big leagues," Travis said.
Chase, who is two years older than Travis, had brief stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, 2012, and 2014. In his most substantial big league stretch he hit .217/.242/.287 in 151 plate appearances with the Pirates in 2011. Meanwhile Travis was called up by the Mets in 2013 and has been an offensive force—notwithstanding a couple of lengthy trips tot he disabled list. They've crossed paths during their minor league days, but this will be the first time they take the field against each other under the big lights.