This is how you can tell it's going to be a great season. The Mets left the bases loaded in the 1st inning, after scoring just one run. And everyone was tweeting about it. If they weren’t tweeting it, they were thinking about it. As it turned out, the outcome of the game was not affected by the Mets stranding bases loaded. It was almost a pity, because J.D. Davis is always ready with jokes about "swinging at pitches at the eyes" You would have laughed. You would have cried too, but you would have laughed once again.
J.D., Davis' tendency to swing at balls at his eyes didn't matter. David Peterson was in and out trouble for 5 1/3 innings. The bullpen surrendered one hit in a 6-1 victory. Peterson had to wait for his wife to give berth, but was able to block that out so he could concentrate on the lineup with Miguel Rojas as the cleanup hitter. The bullpen? Although I believe some trade deadline reinforcements would be in order, it is worth noting that Adam Ottavino was very good this year and Drew Smith is most likely the most reliable pitcher you will find before Blaster Jaxx or Timmy Trumpet hit the speakers.
The Mets did their normal Mets thing and scored runs in ways not often seen on highlight feeds. Two bases-loaded walks, two sacrifice fly runs, and Jeff McNeil scored a run when the pitch was thrown away by the catcher by ten feet. Although it was quite a sight, McNeil had to leave the game because of right hamstring tightness. As if that weren't enough, Davis was struck in the pinky in the final game. Both are still day-to-day because everyone needs to be daily on this team as some kind of indoctrination. (Max Scherzer, an honest-to-goodness Rumble Pony tomorrow, is going to be so that maybe his return will actually be imminent.
Eduardo Escobar drove in the Mets' 6-0 win with a hard-hit two-run single. This ended a streak of 0-for-23. It's a fantastic way to end the game and start a new era of Fogo Power. It was a great way for the Mets to win another series and send them on to Houston with a smile. The highlight of the day was when the Mets signed Ender Incarte to a minor-league deal. He's the guy you remember, right? This is the guy who did it: