ATLANTA — Robinson Cano is normally trolled by the organist at Truist Park with a refrain of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” when he ways to the plate.
Additional ideal for Cano would be the famous pop duo’s “Feelin’ Groovy.” The Mets second baseman added two hits on Saturday — supplying him 10 in his previous 5 games — as a bright place in a lineup that looked sluggish in a 7-1 loss to the Braves.
Cano, who was elevated to the fifth location in the batting order, drove in the Mets’ only run with a sacrifice fly.
“He looks additional at ease at the plate,” manager Luis Rojas explained prior to the match. “The past number of games we have viewed it. His stance and mechanics, he absolutely appears to be like extra tranquil obtaining ready early and recognizing pitches and get the head of the bat out.”
Cano missed a 7 days in summer season camp for private explanations, which may possibly have contributed to his sluggish begin.
Franklyn Kilome was additional to the roster for a situation specifically like the 1 the Mets faced: A quick outing from their starting pitcher that necessitated a reliever devouring many innings. Kilome was sound, allowing two acquired runs on two hits with five strikeouts over 4 innings in his MLB debut.
“It was a crazy encounter and I also have to thank the Mets for giving me this possibility,” said Kilome, who skipped very last period rehabbing from Tommy John medical procedures right after arriving in the 2018 trade that sent Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies.
“He’s a person that is heading to give us top quality innings, we know the things is there,” Rojas said.
Dellin Betances, who retired just one batter Friday and allowed 4 operates in the eighth inning, stated he’s nevertheless modifying to his inconsistent velocity. The proper-hander seemed a lot more upset with the two walks he issued than the two hits.
“I’m trying to get superior, and attack the strike zone, I think that is heading to help me out,” mentioned Betances, who appeared in only sport last year with the Yankees because of injuries. “I have to attack the strike zone to get these men out and modify speeds. I’m not throwing as hard as I was a few of many years back.”