Credit To Trevor Williams
When that nightmare sixth inning was over seven runs had scored. Really, the less said about that nightmare of an inning, the better.
Overall, just about the only positive which came out of this game was Luis Guillorme hitting his first homer of the season. It was his first homer at Citi Field since that dramatic pinch hit homer against the Washington Nationals.
A Luis Guillorme home run! pic.twitter.com/iYC6zPwS4K
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 4, 2022
Jeff McNeil is probably not going to be happy about this wall-scaling catch by his former teammate, Guillermo Heredia. (But what a catch.) pic.twitter.com/jVsvh28NXC
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2022
It was just one of those nightmare games. Still, in this nightmare was one Mets performance meriting recognition.
Trevor Williams had not pitched in over a week. In fact, each of his four appearances this season have been about a week apart.
As a result, Williams has not been able to get in any sort of rhythm. Clearly, his role has changed to mop up reliever. That role requires the pitcher to wear one and save the rest of the bullpen.
It’s a thankless job and task.
Things weren’t immediately smooth for Williams. When he entered, he walked the first batter he saw before allowing a single and RBI groundout.
After that, things improved. More than that, he ate up the innings the Mets desperately needed from him.
Williams would pitch 3.2 innings allowing three earned on three hits and one walk. The big hit against him was a two run homer by Heredia in the eighth.
Despite that, we saw Williams strike out six. He had a stretch where he retired six in a row, and he retired the last five batters he faced.
All told, he showed something. He looked like the pitcher who pitched well for the Mets after the trade when the Mets moved him to the bullpen.
Overall, this was a very bad game. That said, Williams did the thankless job of eating innings. In the process, he showed the Mets he may be ready for a bigger role. That’s at least something to take away from this mess.