VIDEO: New York Mets Manager Luis Rojas along with stars Corey Oswalt, Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo share these thoughts after the team’s 8-3 victory over the Miami Marlins in MLB action on 8/18
In this 2020 Major League Baseball season, fans are going to be seeing a little bit of everything. One of the things that fans of the New York Mets (11-14) are glad to see is the fact that the bats are starting to heat up, as the team won the second game in a row a 8-3 decision over the Miami Marlins (9-8) in Major League Baseball action.
Managers are going to have to learn how to do improvise with a ton of last minute changes and Luis Rojas had that situation do deal with on Tuesday. Making a last minute pitching shuffle as David Peterson was replaced by Corey Oswalt, who tossed 4 1/3 innings, striking out four batters and giving up five hits. Leading the way on the offensive side of the ball was Brandon Nimmo, who reached base three times during the course of the game. Entering into the game on Tuesday, Nimmo has a National-League high 22 walks and outstanding .423 average.
New York was also able to get power from J.D. Davis, Amed Rosario, and overall great hitting from Michael Conforto as the team as a whole are starting to get those key hits to drive in runs-which is clutch to winning baseball games.
One of the bats to keep an eye out for is Rosario, who has always been known to have a great bat for the Mets. Thus far this season Rosario, like many of the other guys on the team has been really trying to get the bat to produce those key hits. The last couple of games it seems as if Rosario is more relaxed and swinging more naturally and freely.
Amed was able to plate three-RBI’s in the victory against the Marlins, and once he and the rest of the bats get going, who knows what can happen for this Mets squad during the 2020 MLB Season.
The series between the Mets and the Marlins continues tonight (Wednesday) as New York will have righty Jacob deGrom (2-0, 2.45 ERA) taking on Miami righty Pablo Lopez (2-1, 2.25 ERA). deGrom has been dealing with some neck stiffness issues, but should be good to go. For Lopez, he is looking to continue to change the amazing changeup that he has in his mix of pitches. Batters have a .174 average against the changeup, and in the last three starts the righty was able to record 21 swinging strikes on that pitch.
The game between New York and Miami is set for 7:10 p.m. with the action airing on the SNY Network.
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