The New York Mets lost both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. Not only that, but they also didn’t score a single run in 14 innings, and left a multitude of men on base. Yesterday simply wasn’t a good day for the offense.
As it turns out, it wasn’t a good day for Jeurys Familia and Ali Sanchez either. Late in Game 2 of the doubleheader (sixth inning), Jon Berti stole three bases in one inning, including a theft of home plate in an unfortunate turn of events.
You can see it here:
Jon Berti just stole second, third, and home on Mets rookie catcher Ali Sanchez, who is making his major league debut. Welcome to the bigs, Ali. pic.twitter.com/hwf8aOUP3M
â€” Ben Porter (@Ben13Porter) August 26, 2020
â€œThis is just one of those days that you have to flush,â€ New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith said to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
An embarrassing moment for the Mets
Berti stumbled halfway to home plate in the last steal attempt, but he managed to dodge Sanchez’s tag after a bad throw from Familia and completed the feat.
It’s fair to say that Mets’ manager Luis Rojas wasn’t very happy about that play.
DiComo explains that Rojas was upset with third baseman J.D. Davis, and says that had he tiptoed closer to the bag between pitches, the baserunner wouldn’t have had the same opportunity.
“One of the things that distinguishes this team that we’re playing against, they’re aggressive — almost reckless to a point,â€ Rojas said about Miami, clarifying that he had a word with Davis about the play after the game ended. â€œBut on the other hand, I thought that we weren’t heads up. We’ve always got to be on our toes for that kind of baseball because that’s how as a team, they play on the field.”
It was the first time that a Marlins player stole three bags in one inning. For the Mets, it was a particularly embarrassing play, one that they will try to move on from starting today. Jacob deGrom will take the hill on Wednesday.