Just as it has been recently, the Mets could only muster a couple runs in their series finale against the Padres on Wednesday afternoon. Yes, the Mets put together seven runs on Tuesday night, but that led to their only win on the six-game road trip.
But Wednesday didn't look like one of those lackluster days at the plate for New York, especially after the first two innings. Amed Rosario collected an RBI single to put the Mets on the board with only two batters coming to the plate. And then Tomas Nido went deep to center field for a solo shot to give the Mets their second run.
That was it, though. The Mets had their chances, and maybe none better than what Nido saw with runners on first and second in the top of the ninth with a chance to tie the game at two. But just as he did in the seventh with a runner on second, the Mets' catcher struck out to end the game.
He may have gone 2-for-4 with a pickoff behind the plate, but Nido felt like he let the team down.
"Felt good at the beginning of the game. I felt like the last two at-bats I kinda expanded the zone to poor approach and some bad swings there that let the team down there in two big situations."
Nido might be kicking himself, but manager Mickey Callaway applauded him for putting up a run for a team that need more production everywhere in the lineup.
"Obviously we're struggling offensively and he got one of our runs today and got another hit," Callaway said. "So we're looking for answers at the plate and he stepped up today."
Nido also discussed catching Wilmer Font in his Mets debut, while Font says his communication with his new catcher was definitely there. Also, Michael Conforto talks about the tough calls by the umpire at the plate in the ninth...