The New York Mets feel as if catcher Wilson Ramos and pitcher Jacob deGrom are finally getting on the same page.
The unique connection between a pitcher and catcher means both need to be on the same page at all times, or else all hell could break loose in the field.
The New York Mets finally feel as if their catcher Wilson Ramos and ace Jacob deGrom are establishing that connection. They’re getting on the same page and the organization feels comfortable with Ramos out there while deGrom is pitching.
“[Ramos and deGrom] did get on a roll,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “I thought they were on the same page the other day. I think it was never as much about what was going on with Wilson calling games or how Wilson was catching with deGrom, it was more the fact deGrom was having success with Nido. It was kind of independent of Wilson.
“We’re at this point now where Jacob is on a roll, he punched out 10 with Wilson the other day, looked great, had electric stuff, was executing his pitches. If he’s doing that it doesn’t matter who is catching him and he’s going to win. He’s a great pitcher and understands it’s his ability to execute pitches that is going to allow him to have success or not.”
On Thursday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, deGrom pitched seven innings and only gave up two earned runs, struck out eight batters, and walked none. He wouldn’t secure the win for his performance though.
The rain played games with the Mets and held off just long enough for Edwin Diaz to let the Cardinals tie the game. The rain came back and the game was suspended 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth.
The Mets and Cards will resume play of that game Friday night at 6:10 p.m. ET. Friday night’s scheduled game will occur thereafter.