A few hours before Mets hit the field on Friday night, Brandon Nimmo had a team hit problem with two outs and a runner in the scoring position. I pointed out that it could be caused.
"It's literally a game you can't get with two outs, and it can be one or two hits. Scoring runners make a difference to the world," Nimmo said. Says. "This is the difference between recording a few runs and 0."
Late Friday night, Eduardo Escobar picked up the problem and Citi Defeated Rangers4-3 on the field.
Faced with that exact situation — 2 outs, 2nd and 3rd runners, 2 teams tied together in 4th — Escobar for his seventh home run I lifted the sinker from Glenn Otto to the right fielder. This season. It's a kind of hit that Mets couldn't come up with lately. This is the kind of hit that Escobar, who hit 28 home runs as an All-Star 2021, hasn't had since moving to Queens this offseason.
Third baseman is .222 / .283 / .375 The Slash Line is pretty terrible for players who signed a $ 20 million contract for two years last winter. His home run against the Rangers was his second since June 6th. .. "I feel really good, especially to win the game."
In games where Mets had a lot of trouble hitting the ball, that was the majority of the score.
Unlike the defeats of the Astros on Tuesday and Wednesday, when Mets recorded a total of one run, the final blow on Friday was not an issue. They went out of Citi Field unscathed, winning their name. It can certainly lead to new confidence after the three-game slides, not for the team, but for Escobar.
"No one cares more than Eduardo. Most of the time he makes mistakes," said manager Buck Showalter. "And what he is is well documented. It felt like the other 25 guys hit home runs with him.
"But he wants to keep doing that for a long time. I've talked about it many times, but sooner or later everyone will chase after their achievements. I hope this is the beginning. "
Escobar with a track record of streakness Is going in the wrong direction throughout the season. He woke up on Friday and he told himself that it was a new month and he could start a new season.
It has created a world of difference between three runs and zeros, and between wins and losses.