A day after not running out a ground ball, Mets second baseman Robinson Cano hit a pinch-hit double in the eighth inning, getting to second base in 8.43 seconds, his fastest time since 2016, according to MLB.com's Andrew Simon.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway took notice.
"I think he got the hint," Callaway said after Monday's 5-3 win over the Nationals, a game in which Cano was not in the starting lineup.
Cano said he regretted not running out two batted balls over the weekend -- one double-play ball on Friday and another on Sunday when he didn't make it out of the batter's box.
"You're always going to have regrets when you make mistakes like that," Cano said before the game. "That's something you don't want to look like that during a game."
Cano said he apologized to Callaway for not running out either ball hit, saying he would do a better job of leading by example.
"That's something I said was my mistake," Cano said. "I made that error. I apologized and I'm going to keep doing the leader role and lead by example. It's just a mistake and move on."