New York has been hit more hard than the 2021 Cincinnati Reds.
“It’s like a broken record at this point,” Kanha said. “We just close our eyes when that happens now and move on. There’s nothing you can do but take advantage of it, make it hurt, and whatever you can do. Yeah, sure, we’re frustrated. It’s not like a great thing to happen to your team.”
Mets manager Buck Showalter has repeatedly complained about the number of times his players have been injured. He pointed for the ball after Gillorm was hit with the right foot by Jake Cousins’ slider on the ninth.
When Showalter was asked what he planned to do with the ball, he quipped, “It would be outrageous to tell you,” before adding, “I gave it to my batting coaches. They can do with it whatever they want.”
The Mets were messed up in other ways Wednesday, too. Mets midfielder Brandon Nemo injured his left thigh muscle while stealing second base and left after the first half. Left player Jeff McNeill slammed his right wrist against a chain link fence in a failed attempt to catch Proso’s engine.
Showalter said he expects both players to be fine but Nemo will be tested on Thursday.
“We’ll get some pictures tomorrow just to see what we’re dealing with,” Showalter said. “You’re always worried, but I hope his warning of something will reap some benefits.”
She was hit like she was near the hip in the third and the ribs in the fifth. He has topped the league 24 times this year and tied with Ty France of Seattle for the highest level last season with 27 when he played for Oakland Athletics.
“I’m closer to the painting and I don’t move,” he said as if. “We have a lot of good hitters, dangerous hitters, you have to provide good hitters, and we tend to get hits a lot.”
2,112 hitters were hit last year, surpassing 1,984 in 2019. Cartridges hit 1,875 hits Wednesday with two weeks left.
“Teams have to try to figure out ways to get us out, and I think that’s part of the way, trying to get inside, so you’re going to get hit when that happens,” Nemo said.
Cincinnati shooters set a record with 99 hits this year, one more than last year’s Chicago Cubs.