The sport is very treacherous, especially in baseball because the good does not always beat the less good. But this usually happens in a game or a short series and it’s happened a million times.
The New York Mets are investing good money to turn things around for the team from Queens, New York. Its new owner, Steve Cohen, is doing well, he has got some relevant talent, they even get rid of Robinson Canó, they don’t want him in the club and they will pay him about US$38 million for the next two years, even if he provides his services to another team.
The most important investment of the team was Max Scherzer with more than 100 million dollars for the next three years. Not only do they acquire his effectiveness on the mound, but also his leadership in the dugout because he is a tremendous competitor.
Scherzer has a 2.92 ERA (4 wins, 1 loss) in 37 innings, 49 strikeouts, maintaining his customary dominance. The club’s last pitching acquisition was Chris Bassitt, from Oakland, and so far he is 4-2 and 2.45, with 38 strikeouts in 36.2. They make up for the absence of Jacob deGrom, who is not known when he will return, if he does this year.
The team also benefits from the young Taylor Megill (4-1 and 2.43) and the Venezuelan Carlos Carrasco, who has shown some instability. Puerto Rican Edwin Díaz, his closer, has been strong this year with a 1.38 ERA, in 13 innings only 6 hits and 22 strikeouts, 7 saved.
On offense, practically everyone complies within the parameters of a campaign in which the general batting average is around .230 because the crisis is great. Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Starling Marte, Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo lead the batting, although some are far behind. The team will even have to decide on the third baseman and the designated because the group that occupies those positions does not measure up.
The Mets have the second-highest payroll this year at $251 million, trailing only the Dodgers ($273.0), but ahead of the Yankees at $239.0. They are in first place in the Eastern Division at 21-10 (as of last night) and have led the Atlanta Braves by 7 games.
Sure, this will be a monthly look, to see how they hold up in their success.
Manager: Attention Juan Núñez, the president of Fedobe. The Dutch team yesterday announced its general manager for the 2023 world baseball classic. It is the former pitcher Rick Van Der Hunk, who was even introduced to the press. Do not be fooled by the people of MLB, they can proceed to designate Dominican manager and manager, without problems.
CRUSHING: Last Sunday, the board was tied 1-1 in the closing of the ninth between Texas and Yankees, in New York. Venezuelan Gleyber Torres opened the inning with a home run down the right wing, and that was the end of it. Yesterday, against Toronto, Torres hit a three-run homer and then drove in 2 more with a single, driving the five returns of the team, which won 5-3. On Tuesday night, Toronto led 5-3 in the ninth and they had their closer Jordan Roman in the box. He walked twice and Aaron Judge hit a long home run to left field as the Yankees won 6-3. The team is “uncontrollable” and now leads the Eastern Division and the league with 22 wins and 8 losses. They have won 15 of the last 17. Toronto has lost 7 of 9 and Vladimir Guerrero jr. he is dissatisfied Yesterday he broke his own bat against a leg, Bo Jackson-style in the past.
THE NO-HIT: Last night, a left-handed Angels pitcher named Reid Detmers threw a no-hitter against Tampa Bay. The game ended 12 for 0, Detmers walked one, another reached base on error and he only had two strikeouts, something surprising. He was making his 11th start in his short career and threw 108 pitches. It was the 12th no-hitter in Angels history and the last was in 2019 combined against Tyler Cole and Félix Peña. This Detmers guy is a tremendous prospect and he’s 22 years old.
OF INTEREST: One report says Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has hit for the cycle three times in his career and all three have come against the Cincinnati Reds. He did it yesterday, in Cinci’s 14-11 win at clubbing. The cycle is single, double, triple and home run (for those who have now reached baseball). The Pirates stunned the Dodgers yesterday in a 5-3 victory. Of the Dodgers, second baseman Max Muncy is sluggish at .134, so is Cody Bellinger at .206. But the club leads with 20-9. The Pirates are happy with their 13-17 record. Three Dominicans were in the fields of the Athletics of Oakland on Tuesday, in the game against Detroit. They were Luis Barrera, Christian Pache and Ramón Laureano.