With the New York Mets preseason in full swing, the team’s dynamic is really falling together!
Anticipation for the 2021 New York Mets season has been skyrocketing since Steve Cohen’s first transaction as owner a few months ago.
Now, only twenty-something days away from opening day, the excitement is radiating from every Mets fan, myself included
With the team really getting into the groove of things, with the projected starting lineup playing more and more games.
If anything, all Mets really want is a change in narrative for the previously struggling team. This might just be the one to do it.
Let’s jump into some of the most memorable moments!
Yamamoto’s fight to the opening day rotation.
After a rough first outing earlier this month, Jordan Yamamoto looked like a different man on the mound as he had a fantastic outing against the nationals on Saturday.
The last time Yamamoto faced Juan Soto, the 24-year-old made an error resulting in Soto getting on base.
This time around, Yamamoto wasn’t going to let that happen, retiring the young star on a groundout and flyout respectively.
“I redeemed myself from last game,” The righty explained post-game.
Elaborating that putting away Soto in that game meant a lot to him as he’s a tough opponent that he fell to previously.
22 pitches later, and Guillorme walks…
It’s been really difficult to keep your eyes off Luis Guillorme so far in 2021.
As the 26-year-old second baseman turned utility player has been dominating both at the plate and on the field.
When he’s not turning ridiculous double plays, he’s usually raking, with the Venezuela native hitting .357 so far in the preseason.
However, this time around, he had the utmost amount of plate discipline, fouling off pitch after pitch including a 101.4 MPH fastball from Jordan Hicks.
All that work ultimately paid off with Guillorme eventually reaching first on a walk.
Carrasco is ready to go!
After experiencing some elbow earlier in the week discomfort Carlos Carrasco says he’ll be ready for opening day.
Luis Rojas however is looking to play this safely and make sure all the precautions and steps are in place to make sure cookie is at his best when he’s ready to go.
Carrasco went on to elaborate that he is very aware of his body and that this is normal for him.
Explaining more that he’s happy to be throwing again and is excited to see what’s in store for the 2021 MLB season.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that we’re all waiting on the edge of our seats to see what will happen on opening day baseball.
Yet no matter the outcome, it’s just really nice to have baseball back!