When you consider that Alonso is a rookie who they debated even calling up at the start of the season, him breaking the single season HR record really is incredible.
This continues to amaze me. How the Mets bats go silent seemingly a majority of the time when their ace deGrom is on the mound. And last night the Braves had Mike Foltynewicz on the hill, their 4th or 5th starter with a 5-plus ERA coming in and they could only get two hits off the guy in 7 innings with deGrom himself provided them with their only run via a HR…smh
And now you know that if you do a walk-off, you’re getting your shirt taken off.
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Steven Matz retires 14 Braves in a row on only 79 pitches and Callaway takes him out of the game. And yes, Seth Lugo might’ve blown the game anyway, but there was just no conceivable reason to take out Matz so early, esp. when there was no Lugo was pitching 3 innings and your closer situation is so up in the air. Yet, the idiot that is Mickey Callway said he’d ‘100%’ do it again.
The Mets are calling on a familiar face to help cope with their latest injury.
They’re calling up Ruben Tejada as Jeff McNeil is going on the 10-day injured list with a mild left hamstring strain, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed. McNeil underwent an MRI Wednesday.
McNeil hurt his hamstring in Tuesday night’s 5-3 loss to the Braves while trying to beat out an infield hit in the ninth inning.
“It didn’t feel great, but I don’t think it’s terrible,” McNeil said after the game.
Tejada, 29, was signed by the Mets in March and hasn’t appeared in a major-league game since 2017 with the Orioles. He spent his first six MLB seasons with the Mets, who originally signed him in 2006. He’s most remembered for suffering a fractured leg from a Chase Utley slide during the 2015 NLDS. Tejada is hitting .330 in 71 games with Triple-A Syracuse.
Really?!? Guillorme’s first career HR comes as pinch-hitter and ties a huge pennant race game in the 8th inning??? That’s almost unheard of.
Hey, beating up on losing teams is what you’re supposed to do. Now with the Nationals coming in and 10 or our next 11 series against winning teams, the real fun starts.
The Mets don’t have an everyday answer to replace second baseman Robinson Cano, who’s out indefinitely with a torn left hamstring, which is why Joe Panik being designated for assignment by the Giants could be a factor for them.
Panik, the Long Island native and former St. John’s star, hitting .235 with just three homers, but the second baseman might be worth consideration.
Sources said the Mets hadn’t yet made a decision on whether to take a serious look at the 28-year-old, who was cut loose by the Giants after they traded for the Reds’ Scooter Gennett.
Panik is making $3.8 million and players on waivers no longer are eligible to be traded this month. He either can be claimed, with the team that gets him picking up his salary or clear waivers and be released — and eligible to be signed as a free agent.
Personally, I was hoping for a reunion with Asdrubal Cabrera, but the Nationals have already signed him. Now with Robinson Cano most likely out for the rest of the season, Panik (or even Ruben Tejada, who’s currently tearing it up in the minors) could make the sense to play 2nd base for the rest of the year.
After Friday’s loss ended their 7-game winning streak, one couldn’t but get a little worried once they lost the first game of this series. But now that we got this important win out the way, we can concentrate on winning the series.