Wow!! Talk about making an immediate impact upon recall.
Jordany Valdespin stepped to the dish in the 9th as a pinch hitter and jackked a 3 run Bomb to propel the Mets to a 6-3 win. Obtw it was his first ML hit.
I like Reuben Tejada but if Valdespin can deliver power and speed from the SS position I would make that change.
Last year Valdespin hit 13 HR and swiped 33 bases in AA while batting .297… then hit 2 more and stole 4 more in AAA.
He’s a second baseman still unproven at short but if the kid can hit like that we gotta let him play.
Incredible win to come back against Halladay and win it in the 9th.
Josh Thole really got ROCKED by Wiggington. Met fans all know Wiggy is coming in hard and with purpose on a play at the plate. It was a clean hit but Thole’s head snapped sideways after an impact with Ty’s shoulder.
The kid held the ball and Wiggy was out but Thole’s head really got shook. He left the game and I would expect him to be headed to 15day DL.
Junior Seau killed himself less than a week ago, likely so concussions are freshly on the collective sports psyche AND the Mets have a history of bungling head injuries so I think they’ll be extra cautious… and they should be.
Plus Nickeas deserves some AB’s anyway.