Every year, Met fans read a headline that is so bizarre you can’t help but laugh.
This year is no different.
The outfielder was scratched from yesterday’s lineup with a stomach bug. We’ll let Mickey Callaway explain.
“I guess he cooked some chicken and didn’t know how to cook or something. He was throwing up all night. So we’re going to have to teach him how to cook so he doesn’t miss any more games.”
So, it was some self inflicted food poisoning that kept Nimmo out of the game yesterday. That’s a pretty bizarre headline, but I trust that the Mets can top that before the season ends. (Or maybe before the regular season even begins.)
Jeff McNeil was a last minute removal from the lineup yesterday. He was scratched for a scrape. He suffered a scrape on his wrist while diving for a ball against the Astros on Monday.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Mets do not believe that this injury is serious, and McNeil should be back in the lineup very soon .
The power hitting third baseman went 3-5 with 4 rbis, including a monster homerun against the Marlins yesterday.
Personally, if Lowrie and Frazier are expected to miss an extended amount of time, I’d give the third base job to Jeff McNeil. Still, that was an impressive performance from Davis yesterday.
Joining JD Davis in the fun yesterday was Amed Rosario, who smoked two doubles. Rosario is off to a nice start this spring, continuing his strong finish to the 2018 season.
If Amed can take the next step forward, this could be a very dangerous Mets team in 2019 and beyond.
Rivera missed all of the 2018 season following Tommy John surgery, and it doesn’t sound like he’s any closer to returning to game action.
Mickey Callaway said that he’s having trouble “getting over the hump” in regards to throwing.
Vargas will make his spring debut today against the St. Louis Cardinals.