Tomas Nido drives in two runs in a losing effort for the World Team, while Amed Rosario talked about his current status with the Mets.
Nido, who went 2-for-2, gave his club life with his second RBI of the game, a single that cut Team USA’s lead to three runs.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 9, 2017
Ultimately, it wasn’t enough as Team USA won the game, 7-5. The 23-year-old catcher talked about the experience with MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo after the game.
Mets catching prospect Tomas Nido discusses his 2-for-2, 2-RBI performance in the Futures Game: pic.twitter.com/cOfL75cvXM
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 9, 2017
While Nido could one day be the long-term answer behind the plate for the Mets, Amed Rosario, who went 0-for-2 before being replaced, should be the team’s answer at shortstop now.
Rosario proclaimed himself “100 percent ready” for the majors in a pregame interview with Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News, but insisted that he’s not thinking about replacing his mentor, Jose Reyes, anytime soon.
“I’m happy to know that the person I look up to and mentors me is still playing,” Rosario said. “Whenever my time is, I’m going to be ready. While he’s there, he’s there.”
Patience is something that Reyes has taught Rosario over the years, the team’s top prospect explained to MLB Network.
But lessons about patience offer little respite for a Mets fanbase that, after watching their team drop four-of-five games heading into the All-Star Break, has just about run out of theirs.