Former New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had a phenomenal night in the batter’s box against the Yankees on Monday night.
The New York Mets are probably regretting the decision to part ways with catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Now a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, d’Arnaud was extremely productive against the New York Yankees on Monday night.
d’Arnaud was 3-for-3 from the plate with three home runs, five RBIs, and three runs scored. He was also walked twice throughout the contest. The former Met drove in all five runs for the second-place Rays, as they ousted the Yanks 5-4 for the win.
A three-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning against Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman is what saved the Rays at the end of the night.
“This is the coolest night ever,” d’Arnaud said after the game, per John Healy of SNY. “I mean, one and two with the walk-off home run last week, but top two, for sure. As far as regular season goes.”
d’Arnaud was a Met for the majority of seven years. New York placed him on waivers after he only appeared in 10 games for them this year. He was recovering from Tommy John surgery the majority of the 2018 season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed him but he only played in one game for them. LA then traded d’Arnaud to Tampa Bay for cash considerations.
In 39 games for the Rays this year, d’Arnaud is hitting .282 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs. After his long tenure with the Mets, he’s searching for new life with the Rays. Monday night’s performance surely contributes to that.