Your 2018 New York Mets: We’ve got to come every day to do our best to win the games.
”We’ve got to keep fighting. We’ve got to come every day to do our best to win the games.” –Asdrubal Cabrera [MLB]
*90s Comedian Cadence* Other players walk like this, Brandon Nimmo walks like this.
“[Brandon Nimmo’s] really happy. When he walks, the way he runs to first pumps everybody up in the dugout. When they walk, they walk, when he walks, he sprints to first, and everyone goes, ‘Oh, way to go!’ His enthusiasm brings a lot to our team.” –Mickey Callaway [Newsday]
Seriously though, it’s impossible not to root for a player like Brandon Nimmo.
“It just comes from the joy that I have playing and just how thankful I am to be in this situation. I try to take myself back from it and see the pieces that went into getting here and how fortunate I am to be healthy and be playing my game as a job. I think you see that joy and thankfulness coming out into the games. I try to be a positive influence to my teammates. I try to be a smile that’s around — especially when things aren’t going well, like they were — to just try to be some kind of light in the clubhouse.” –Brandon Nimmo [Newsday]
But was it tough?
”Nobody wants to lose. Any loss is tough, and a loss in the ninth is tough.” –Jacob deGrom [New York Post]
Your pitching’s bad and should feel bad.
”We’re like a family here. Every time anybody has a game like that and we come in from the bullpen and don’t do the job, we feel bad as teammates.” –Jeurys Familia [New York Post]
After 10 starts this season, deGrom has a 4-0 record and the Mets are 5 – 5 in games he started.
“It’s tough because [deGrom’s] been dominant. Not just good or solid. He’s been dominant and not giving up any runs. We’re in a good spot to win the game every time he pitches.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Post]
But Bautista was available…oh sorry, you said outfielders who are good.
”When Lagares got hurt, we had to start thinking outside the box. There aren’t outfielders just running around that are really good to be able to come and add depth in our organization. So [having Dom Smith get reps in the OF] is one way to help that.” –Mickey Callaway [MLB]
Fred Wilpon wants clarification which one will it be.
”[Amed Rosario] can be a superstar. He has the talents to be a very good player.” –Asdrubal Cabrera [MLB]
Pitchers are weird.
“I found my slider..I was able to throw it for what looked like was gonna be a strike. During that second inning, I was basically just spinning it up there and they got a couple hits off it. I was able to come in and figure it out. It sort of just clicked for me. I’ve been looking for it all season. It’s something that breaks late toward that side of the plate. I need it. Hopefully it carries over to the next start.” –Zack Wheeler [New York Post]
He continued, ‘or right-handed ones either’.
”[The offense against left-handed pitchers] can only improve at this point. I don’t think it’s any secret that we haven’t performed very well against left-handed starters.” –Mickey Callaway [MLB]
Sounds like Jose Reyes is at the ‘acceptance stage’ of the death of his playing career.
”At this point in my career, I don’t get frustrated at all. That’s the only thing I can control. I can’t get frustrated now. I’ve been in this game for a long time. Why am I going to get frustrated?” –Jose Reyes [MLB]
Does Jose Bautista live next to an airport?
”One of my wildest [days] in baseball. I was sitting at home on my couch at 2 o’clock, and at 6:30 I was walking in the clubhouse.” –Jose Bautista [MLB]
Lastings Milledge recently opened a baseball facility in an effort to afford minority kids an opportunity to learn and play baseball.
“That’s what [black ex-major leaguers like himself] are supposed to be doing exposing the game to less-fortunate kids, and letting them know there are other opportunities in other sports than what they know. What I’m trying to do is offer somebody an opportunity to get top-level training from a guy who has been there and done that, been to the pinnacle of a sport. I’m trying to give back and let them know this is how it’s got to be done to get to the next level, not only in baseball but in life in general.” –Lastings Milledge [Baseball America]
Mets Tweet of the Week
It's Mets puppy day! The North Shore Animal League is at Citi Field with puppies for adoption. (Noah Syndergaard says his parents have a dog named Loki.) pic.twitter.com/7YqYaJGQ6I— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 23, 2018
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“This is a TEAM of MEDIOCRITY....Batista will be Meh (at best) and unfortunately Nimmo is proving to be a part-time player at-best.. Prepare for LONG and HOT and BORING Summer.” -BillysWife
AA Quote of the Week
Maybe the Jose Bautista signing won’t be so bad after all by Aaron Yorke
“Maybe monkeys will fly out of my butt.” -Help!I’maRock!