There aren’t many positives the Mets can find in a ten-run loss, but here goes: 1) Jeurys Familia was strong in his second game coming off the disabled list, and 2) struggling rookie Dominic Smith drove in two runs on a pair of hits.
Hey, I told you there wasn’t much to shout about.
Familia was the most important development with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings. Familia threw 27 pitches, many of them in the mid-to-high 90s.
As far as Smith goes, he’ll get his hits. What I’m looking from him this early in his career is to not try to pull everything and to be patient at the plate.
Smith is hitting .183, but with a .206 on-base percentage, marked by only two walks over 80 at-bats.
C’MON REYES, PLAY SMART: The Mets trailed by four runs in the seventh inning and Jose Reyes was on first. So, what did he do?
He was thrown out trying to steal second.
Seriously, Jose? If you’re trying to be a mentor for Amed Rosario, don’t play like you’re brain dead.
“You can’ do that,’’ Flexen said.