Dominic Smith gave the Mets a strong answer on Sunday about where the player should depart, with the MLB rosters on the verge of collapse to 26.
The first baseman to fall earlier was in the middle of almost everything tonight, helping City win their seventh series (increasing the franchise record) to start the season with a 10-6 win over Phillies at City Field.
Smith went 4-4-4 with three RBIs, the night before General Manager Billy Appler would have dropped two players after a 3 ½ week extended roster after short spring training due to a lockout. One reliever would be Joan Lopez, who packed his suitcase after the game and left his locker empty. Smith, who has minor league options remaining, could be a candidate for demotion in Triple-A Syracuse, but Robinson Canola also has a matter of shortcomings that could be left out.
“I think he’s definitely going to be very emotional no matter who he is that day,” Smith said. “It simply came to our notice then. I think this team has really grown to love each other and love to play with each other and [Monday] will be fun. “
Canoe has a .195 / .233 / .268 slash line that features a homer and three RBI 43 plates.
Dominic Smith beat the Mets 4-4-4 in a victory over the Phillies on Sunday night.
The Mets are due to pay the 39-year-old second baseman पुढील 37 million on his contract next season. Cano indicated after the game that the Mets had not told him anything.
“I’m still here,” he said.
Before the game, Francisco Linder was asked about the possibility of leaving his friend Cano.
“I’m not going to be happy,” Linder said. “I do not want to see that happen. He’s a good teammate, a good guy and of course he has a good track record and we all know what he’s capable of. I don’t care how old he is, his mind is still fresh and he can still kill. “
Travis Jankowski has emerged as a reliable backup outfielder who loves Buck Sholter and Appler and has no small league options left. If the Mets hired him for the assignment, he would have to give him a waiver before returning to the organization.
Jankowski said he had “no worries” about losing his roster spot.
“I know my role,” Jankowski said. “The fourth outfielder type, where he just goes in and has a late defensive change in the game, steals the bag, scores first on the doubles. This is an important thing in this game. It’s a must have, for any Affiliate, promoting any program.
Schulter is not waiting for the “tough” roster decision to be finalized before noon on Monday.
The Mets’ victory over the Phillies on Sunday was won by Max Scherzer.
“It simply came to our notice then. “But we have some good players.”
Smith entered with a .167 / .295 / .194 slash line and nearly doubled his total hits in one night (he entered with six). Jeff McNeil joined Smith in an outcry and went 5-4-5 with the RBI.
In the fourth, Smith hit an RBI double stroke that ended in a 3-3 draw after Eduardo Escobar’s leadoff single. Louis Guilorm’s double on the head of Odubel Herrera in the middle gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in the second leg against Zac Eflin after the selection of Starling Marte’s RBI fielder.
Smith’s two-run single in the fifth highlighted an innings in which the Mets scored three times to take a 6-3 lead. After McNeil doubled Lindor to third, Pete Alonso was deliberately run to load the base, and reliever Jose Alvarado hit catcher J.T. Realmuto, a ball passed for a run. Smith hit the third shot of the game and gave him three RBIs.
Pete Alonso hit an RBI single in the 7th innings.
In the sixth, Smith delivered a single for the fourth hit of his game. Marte scored twice and extended the lead to 9-4.
“It was a lot of fun to come back and play and contribute to the victory,” Smith said.
Max Scherzer started the game with five straight strikeouts (the first of his career), but was stunned by the long ball, he surrendered three homers in six innings.
The second blast of Kyle Schwarber’s game, a two-run homer in the fourth, put the Mets in the 3-2 hole. Bryce Harper home in sixth place against Scherzer.