As I write this the Mets are 7 games in front of the NL East division. Tomas Nido has been great defensively and solid offensively. And the hope is that McCann will eventually get around to going above the Mendoza line. That said, bringing up Alvarez now is unnecessary and would put too much pressure on the kid anyway. For now, he can wait till 2023.
As rough as things have been for the Mets, if they can’t get consistency out of deGrom, they’re going to have serious issues.
Wilson Ramos, who went 2-for-4, was Friday’s catcher, and after what transpired it wouldn’t be a surprise if Tomás Nido is behind the plate for deGrom’s next start.
DeGrom is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three starts pitching to Nido, but is now 1-5 with a 6.39 ERA when pitching to other catchers.
Callaway had no regrets about sticking with deGrom as the game got away from him.
“He’s your ace,” the manager said. “He’s gonna throw his pitches. You’re gonna win or lose with him. That’s the right thing to do. He’s the leader of the staff and he gets that chance.”
Listen, deGrom still has to make the pitches, but when you look at the difference in results on deGrom between when Nido catches him and when Wilson Ramos does, it’s worth having a conversation about.