How was your week

Posted: April 9, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

The Major League Baseball season got up and running without too many games being delayed. Each team has played at least one game and there are four teams that have played two games. I think through the first two days of the season there have only been three games postponed and with the way the weather can be this time of the year in the East and the MIdwest having just three games that need to be rescheduled isn’t too bad.

Obviously, it’s difficult to make any type of judgement after the season has just started, but there are always a few people who will try and do that. I think the most important thing for every team is to get through these opening series without any serious injuries.

There were some fireworks last night during the second game of the New York Mets Washington Nationals series after Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor was hit in the head or to be more precise, he was hit in the C-flap of his helmet and the baseball deflected off that flap and hit Lindor in the face.

Lindor was the fourth Mets batter that has been hit in the first two games of this series and as you can guess the Mets weren’t too happy about it.

After Lindor was hit Mets manager Buck Showalter came out of the Mets dugout screaming. Not only was Lindor the fourth Mets player hit in the series, but three of the four hit batters have been on pitches up and in.

Steve Cishek was the Nationals pitcher that hit Lindor, and he ended up being ejected for what crew chief Mark Carlson called “continued to escalate the situation by coming toward the melee.”

Fortunately for the Mets and Lindor he wasn’t seriously injured, but he did end up with the inside of his mouth was bloodied and the outside cut and swollen. Lindor was hit by an 88 mile per hour fastball thrown by Cishek.

Lindor did leave the game after being hit by that pitch as the Mets went on to win the game 7-3 in what was Max Scherzer’s first start after signing with the Mets as a free agent this past off season.

The teams are scheduled to play today at 6:05 p.m. Joan Adon is making the start for the Nationals, and it will be interesting to see if he ends up hitting a Mets batter. As for the Mets it’s Chris Bassitt who gets his first start for New York since being acquired in a trade with the Oakland A’s this past off season. You have to wonder if Bassitt tries to get a little bit of revenge and possibly hits one of Washington’s hitters today.

The Mets haven’t released their lineup for today’s game since it’s a later start and there was no mention after the game last night if Lindor would miss any time. Lindor didn’t want to come out of the game last night and was heard on a field microphone saying something to the effect of, you’re not taking me out of the game. You have to figure Lindor will be a little sore, but if he’s able he’ll probably play tonight.

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  1. At least Cishek apologized to Lindor after the game. I don’t think the pitch was intentional; it’s comment for a pitcher to throw inside when the batter is attempting to bunt.
    Some old Cubs did well for their new clubs yesterday, Rizzo, Schwarber and Baez for example.


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