Great start today by Walker. Glad Buck finally sat Escobar down.
Tough loss. But like I always say, series wins are what’s most important.
Game MVP is obviously Tylor MeGill who pitched 5 shutout innings and got the win. Liked that bunt by Cano. McNeil got a couple of hits which is really good to see. Bullpen was great and pretty much everyone contributed on offense.
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.
Listen, the Mets knew what they were getting in Robinson Cano and that included his well-earned rep for not hustling at times. Sure, you had every reason to think that with age, maturity and possibly wanting to show leadership with a new and younger team, that Cano might change his loafing ways, but that hasn’t always been the case and he deserved to be benched the other day for lack of hustling on those two plays. Going forward, maybe Cano really will ‘get the hint’ and change his lackadaisical ways…or maybe not.
With like 6 weeks left in the season, this comes as a bit of a surprise. But I guess Nats management figured with 2 teams (Braves and Phillies) to try and jump instead of 1, might as well get the fire sale started now and get some pieces back before it’s too late. They’re not trading Bryce Harper tho (waivers have expired) which makes me believe that the Nats aren’t completely done yet. Meanwhile, the Cubs have the best record in the NL and playoff legend Daniel Murphy in the loop for a run to another World Series title. Yet another reason I’ll never forgive Sandy Alderson for not re-signing Murphy after 2015.