Feeling forced to defend wrongdoing in the interest of supporting teammates sits somewhere near the top of Buck Showalter’s list of annoyances from 45 years in pro baseball. Showalter mentioned this pet peeve twice on the second day of his first regular season as Mets manager — once after Pete Alonso was left with swollen lips and a bloodied mouth in the opener and once more hours later, after Francisco Lindor needed X-rays and a concussion test. Both Mets stars were drilled with pitches near the face in back-to-back games, and it was clear entering Saturday’s series continuation where Showalter stood on Nationals’ pitchers throwing up and inside.
Travis Jankowski has made the most of his playing time with the New York Mets. The 27th or 28th man on the roster depending on how you look at it, he is getting opportunities to start in the absence of Mark Canha and Brandon Nimmo. So far this season, the speedy outfielder has gone 5 for 10 at the plate. Sure, they’re all singles. But with his ability to run and play steady defense, he isn’t a half-bad fifth outfielder to carry on the roster.
2 men enter (the 40-man), 2 men leave...
May seems genuinely charming, funny, and smart. And my god has he got it together. At that age, I was still a gibbering bowl of jello. Hell, at this age...
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Beltran does not appear to be in trouble as no players/former players will receive punishment.
there’s still plenty of work to be done for the Wild Card, but with a series like tonight’s versus the Cubs holding the weight of a Playoff series it’s worth taking a look at which Mets are most valuable for these moments:
McNeil IN RF
Starts, April, May and June two in a row four times, with 7 in a row and 3 in a row in May. Not surprising that his bat disappeared.https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.fcgi?id=lagarju01&t=b&year=2019#batting_gamelogs::none