Thames hit his 13th home run on May 9.
“I nearly, like, dropped to my knees”.
On Wednesday, the New York Mets lost 7-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers, and team mascot Mr. Met was not happy.
“(A stronger knee has) allowed me to stay behind the ball more, is giving me more time to see the ball”, Sogard said.
Thames was signed by the Brewers after three seasons in South Korea, and his hot start is a big reason Milwaukee leads the NL Central. The ball fell to the ground and the play originally was ruled an out because of interference. “Plane landed, coughing”, he recalled. I feel like they sneak up on me everywhere.
In another flap, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey didn’t show up for the next day’s game after a late night on the town, causing the team to suspend him for three days. This season, Flores has been even better against lefties, batting.417 with a 1.148 OPS, and has raised his average against righties to.273. I think we can come around.
The first of three Brewers double plays ended a fifth inning that might go down as one of the weirdest frames of the season. “I wasn’t able to keep our team in a position to (get) a win, and it was just an all-around bad job on my part”.
Mercifully, that would be all for deGrom, who finished with 105 pitches through four innings. And for Mets fans who’ve idly witnessed the organization sand off its rougher edges over the past 25 years, it was like permission granted to let our freak flags (in lieu of a relative dearth of overall pennants) fly again. The right-hander has given up multiple homers in four starts, double his 2016 total. The costume has been around for over five decades, and fans would not let one incident take away the love they had for Mr. Met.
After a couple of excellent starts, deGrom was clearly struggling tonight.
Eric Sogard then popped up behind third base, but a bat boy could not get out of the way of Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores, who ran into him as he tried to make the catch. In the sixth, Conforto made a diving catch on Perez’s liner to left. Franklin had an RBI single, right before Anderson’s bunt hit. That scored one run, and Hernan Perez drove in two more with a bases loaded single after Travis Shaw was intentionally walked.
“Obviously, it’s a tough play, ” Sogard said. “I don’t fine anybody”, Counsell said. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. “It’s something that can’t happen, for sure”.
Whether or not it’s actually possible, Mr. Met’s popularity is rapidly escalating in the Twitter universe. Either way, Mr. Met’s indiscretion should become a mere footnote to 2017.
The mini-scandal was at least a distraction from the Mets’ onfield woes, which continued with a 2-1 home loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday and fell 10 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East division.