I don't think I've seen something like this before: Ethan Wilson from the Mets media relations department inadvertently walked in on a live shot of the TV booth to report they they were wrong about Marcus Stroman's injury. pic.twitter.com/WwtwCyjtr3
— Roger Cormier (@yayroger) August 22, 2019
The New York Mets broadcast team is among the best in baseball, but even they need some help from time to time.
On Wednesday, New York Mets starter Marcus Stroman mysteriously exited the game in the fourth inning with an apparent blister injury.
Once Mets media relations staffer Ethan Wilson was in the shot, Cohen quickly filled in the viewers.
“Well, this is Ethan Wilson from the Mets’ media relations department, and he tells us that we’re totally off base and it’s left hamstring tightness that’s knocked Marcus Stroman out of the game.”
It’s rare to see a staffer interrupt a live shot like this, but Wilson needed to update the booth in a hurry. As the video shows, Darling was discussing blisters in relation to Stroman moments before Wilson entered the shot.
The interruption would have been a hilarious moment if not for the unfortunate news about Stroman’s hamstring. As Hernandez notes, Wilson was “the bearer of bad tidings.”
Once again, the SNY booth shows why they’re among the best in the business. They handled the unexpected moment with ease.
Despite Stroman’s early exit, the Mets were able to snag a shocking walk-off win in extra innings. J.D. Davis was the hero this time around, but it feels like it’s someone different every night.
The Mets will look to win their fifth-straight game on Thursday night when Noah Syndergaard squares off against Aaron Civale of the Cleveland Indians.