Dominic Smith does his best. Then, no better opportunity came.
Continuing to take advantage of the increased playing time since Yoenis Cespedes left, Smith smashed a home run to Citi Field’s upper deck on the right in the second game against the Marlins on Friday. This is Smith’s eighth-highest hit in the 19th game this season.
“I think I did it right,” Smith said of his second home run this season. “I just want to arrive on time, so I arranged it well.”
When the 4-3 loss ended, a swing made his night’s memory fresh.
Smith rose to the plate in one-eighth of the situation, the base was loaded, and the Mets dropped by one point. Smith fell behind 0-2 in the count and then flew to the shallow. Wilson Ramos followed closely, and then there was no threat to the overall situation.
Smith said: “The situation we encountered was that it had a heavy base load and was tied for third place, winning second place. Unfortunately, I couldn̵
Both Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario missed multiple games. McNeil (McNeil) has not played since he was scratched by a low-level right intercostal strain (back) in a game against the Warriors on Monday. Rosario has not been in the game since Monday.
Luis Rojas sounds very optimistic that Robinson Cano may return after the 10-day minimum stay on the injured list ends. Before Friday’s game, the 37-year-old second baseman hit the ground ball.
The Mets manager said: “His progress is very good and his response to treatment is very good.”
Robert Gsellman will soon return to his long-awaited return.
The last time the rescuer appeared in the August 11 game, the most recent was on July 22 when he was included in the injured list due to right triceps tendinitis, and then returned to the Metropolis on Friday. Gesselman said that most of his recent absence was precautionary measures, and he has not expressed any concerns after the second injury to his throwing arm in the past year.
“When I camped, I was feeling some trouble in my arms. It’s no big deal,” Gesselman said. “It’s just taking it slowly and ensuring that I am completely healthy. I am back to normal now.
“No matter what they need, I am here…I think I can definitely help.”
Davis (JD Davis) played 4-1 through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and his 11-game winning streak set a career high. …Pete Alonso (Pete Alonso) shot 2-4 in the first double shot of the year, ending a nine-game drought without a bottom count. …Brandon Nimmo extended his career-high base-number winning streak to 20.
Pitcher Daniel Zamora (Daniel Zamora) and outfielder Ryan Cordell (Ryan Cordell) were selected for the team’s alternative training ground. Infielder Luis Carpio (Luis Carpio) was added to the team’s 60-man pool.