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Rajai Davis Keeps Mets Season Alive

Both Jacob deGrom and Hyun-Jin Ryu were great pitching seven scoreless. On the night, deGrom struck out eight compared to Ryu’s six. On the flip side, Ryu’s two hits allowed were one fewer than deGrom’s.

In all, this game did little to separate these two pitchers in the Cy Young voting, especially with both getting no decisions. With respect to deGrom, that should shock no one.

While the Cy Young is of importance, that’s not where the Mets concern now lies. No, it’s the Wild Card. The Mets entered tonight’s game three back, and the Pirates essentially no showed against the Cubs again making this a must win if there ever was one.

Knowing that, Mickey Callaway double switched J.D. Davis out of the game and brought in Brandon Nimmo and Seth Lugo in the hopes Lugo would go two innings. Even with Lugo striking out the side in the eighth, he wouldn’t.

The reason is the Mets put together a rally by taking advantage of the Dodgers plunking both Todd Frazier and Nimmo. The other thing the Mets took advantage of was the Dodgers bullpen as it was Joe Kelly who hit Frazier and Julio Urias who hit Nimmo.

With there being two outs and an opportunity to not just get out of the inning but also get Lugo out of the game, Urias pitched around Amed Rosario to force the Mets to go to a pinch hitter to get Lugo out of the game.

It should be noted here Michael Conforto did not start the game against the tough lefty. During this inning, Callaway had let Juan Lagares bat for himself against Kelly. While that decision might’ve seemed odd, it seemed like it was about to pay off for Callaway.

Except, he didn’t go to Conforto with the left-handed Urias on the mound. No, he went to Rajai Davis. While many first guessed this move, Davis, who was actually batting for the spot in the lineup held by the other right-handed hitting outfielder named Davis, made Callaway look smart:

That bases clearing double gave the Mets a 3-0 lead. After Justin Wilson pitched a perfect ninth, the Mets had a 3-0 win thereby staying alive in the Wild Card race.

Game Notes: Sam Haggerty scored the go-ahead run. He had pinch run for Frazier in the eighth.

8 thoughts on “Rajai Davis Keeps Mets Season Alive”

  1. Oldbackstop says:

    I’m curious as to where your obsessive Brodie bashing will turn now that they are excelling in the second half with your favorite targets and Brodie acquisitions JD Davis, Cano, Wilson, Stroman and Ramos are taking us to the brink of the playoffs?

    1. Oldbackstop says:

      PS:Still think those 7 line fans were suck-ups?

      Still think Brodie should be fired?

      1. Davidklein9679@yahoo.com says:

        Brodie is the worst gm in baseball

        1. metsdaddy says:

          I think you’re being too kind

      2. metsdaddy says:

        They were, and he absolutely should. His DFAing Hanhold to keep Mazza and select Hart is the latest example of why.

    2. metsdaddy says:

      That’s quite the revisionist history considering it’s the guys who were already on the team who have led them here.

  2. David Klein says:

    Lagares struck out and he’s proven to be a wretched hitter.. Callaway was lucky not good that inning.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Callaway was very lucky

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