Alonso, Megill carry Mets to series victory, while the farm system remains red hot
Pete Alonso's MLB-leading sixth homer and undefeated Tylor Megill help the Mets clinch a series win vs San Diego. Plus, the club's top prospects are red hot in Triple-A.
What’s Up with the Mets? ⚾️
The Mets came from behind to win their rubber game against the Padres on Wednesday afternoon, 5-2 (box)
1B Pete Alonso went 2-for-3 and blasted his MLB-leading sixth home run of the season to give the club the lead
RHP Tylor Megill allowed just a pair of runs over five innings for his third win of the year
CF Brandon Nimmo had his most productive day of the plate so far, going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI
SS Francisco Lindor connected on his second home run of the year in the victory
The Mets successfully stole three more bases on Wednesday and are now tied for the fourth-most steals (14) in all of baseball
RHP Adam Ottavino notched his first save of the season with a scoreless 9th inning
Who’s Hot 🔥
Pete Alonso now has six home runs this season (1st in MLB), 12 RBI (9th), .396 ISO (5th) and a 158 wRC+ (14th)
David Robertson remains unscored upon in six appearances this year, striking out eight batters, walking none and going 2-for-2 in save opportunities with one hold
Today’s Game 🗓
The Mets are off on Thursday before starting a three-game series vs the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday night.
A look at the Mets hot prospect trio down in Triple-A… ✍🏻
With the struggles of some veteran bats on the major league club, there have been a lot of discussions early this season when it comes to the Mets’ prospects.
On this off day for the big league squad, we thought what better way to spend it than taking a stroll on down to the farm system to see how a trio of soon-to-be Mets are faring so far…
Brett Baty (No. 2 prospect)
After a torrid Spring Training that had some wondering if he could win the third base job from the jump, 3B Brett Baty has carried over his performance into the early season in Triple-A Syracuse.
Despite missing a handful of games after injuring his wrist, Baty is batting .333/.455/.741 with three home runs, two doubles, seven RBI, seven runs scored, six walks, two stolen bases and a 1.196 OPS. Baty has made one error at third base thus far.
Ronny Mauricio (No. 6 prospect)
Much like Baty, Ronny Mauricio also enjoyed a phenomenal showing in spring this past year. Though there was little chance he was going to make the roster based on being blocked at shortstop by Francisco Lindor and having no outfield experience, there were some incredibly encouraging signs from the 22-year-old who also had a big Dominican Winter League season.
In his first 11 games with Syracuse, Mauricio is hitting .341/.413/.732 with four home runs, two doubles, a triple, 12 RBI, seven runs scored, a stolen base and a 1.145 OPS. At this point, Mauricio has not appeared at any position other than shortstop (10 games) and designated hitter (one game).
Mark Vientos (No. 8 prospect)
Similar to Brett Baty and Francisco Álvarez, Mark Vientos was one of the major Mets prospects to have a cup of coffee with the big league team last season.
After Darin Ruf’s continued struggles in Spring Training, it was believed that Vientos — who had a .791 OPS in the Grapefruit League — would have had an opportunity to make the team as the right-handed bat at DH. Instead, that job was given to veteran outfielder Tommy Pham, who is off to a decent start to his season.
Vientos joins Baty and Mauricio in his remarkably hot start to the season at Triple-A, hitting .351/.442/.703 with four home runs, a double, nine RBI, eight runs scored and a 1.145 OPS over 10 games. Vientos has split time at first base (seven games) and third base (three games) so far this season.
Around the League 🚩
The Rays ran their season-opening winning streak to 12 games with a 9-7 win over the Red Sox — they’re the first team since the 1987 Brewers to open a season with an 12-0 record
Cardinals rookie Jordan Walker extended his hitting streak to 12 games to start his career, becoming the first player since Eddie Murray (1912) to accomplish the feat before turning 21-years-old
The Yankees rallied to defeat the Guardians 4-3 thanks to a 9th inning knock from INF Oswaldo Cabrera
The Phillies fell to 4-8 after losing to the Marlins by a run in 10 innings