The Mets’ to start with foray into MLB’s new excess-inning rules immediately came back to hurt them.
After Edwin Diaz blew a preserve in the ninth, Hunter Strickland took the mound to start out the 10th inning with a runner by now on next base. 1 one up the middle by Dansby Swanson was ample to put the Braves in advance, as they went on to defeat the Mets 5-3.
“We observed it,” manager Luis Rojas mentioned. “The match ended there in the 10th. It did not go any extended. We know that is a person of the motives why we’re owning it this time with every little thing all over this style of year.
“We’ll maintain receiving used to it as we transfer ahead.”
The Braves utilized the runner on next to leap-begin their 3-run rally, when the Mets fizzled out in the base of the inning.
They loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 10th for Eduardo Nunez, who had pinch-run for Yoenis Cespedes in the eighth. He flew out to shallow center subject. Dominic Smith then pinch-strike for Andres Gimenez, who experienced entered as a defensive substitute for Robinson Cano in the eighth, and flew out to deep middle area for a sacrifice fly that manufactured it 5-3. But Wilson Ramos then grounded out to finish the game.
“The guys retained swinging the bat effectively,” Rojas claimed.
Dellin Betances made his Mets debut in the eighth inning, pitching in a activity for the to start with time considering the fact that Sept. 15 of past time, when the then-Yankee tore his Achilles tendon. The Brooklyn native retired the first two Braves he faced prior to providing up a solitary to Austin Riley. Rojas then went to Justin Wilson for a left-on-still left matchup versus pinch-hitter Matt Adams.
Rojas reported he favored what he saw from Betances, who was hitting 94-95 mph on his fastball.
The only run Steven Matz allowed arrived in the next inning when Adam Duvall took him deep for a solo house operate. The opposite-discipline shot drilled a cardboard cutout of Jeff McNeil’s puppy, Willow, which was one particular of 3 canines in the next row of the ideal-field seats.
Rojas officially named Michael Wacha as the Mets’ starter for Monday’s recreation in opposition to the Pink Sox in Boston. He stated Tuesday’s starter was continue to to be decided, while Corey Oswalt stays an possibility.
The Pink Sox claimed remaining-hander Stephen Gonsalves off waivers from the Mets, who specified the 26-year-outdated for assignment Thursday right after needing to open up a location on their 40-male roster.