Jose Bautista knew it was coming. Heck, all of baseball understood he was likely going to be plunked intentionally in his first at-bat of Thursday’s series finale with the Braves at SunTrust Park. After all, according to baseball’s unwritten rules, he deserved it.
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He threw 45 pitches in the first inning, giving up two hits and three walks.The Padres scored two runs in the first, including one walked in by Montero.
Officially, it’s a 45-pitch first inning for Rafael Montero. The Mets don’t want him to throw more than 75 in the game. You do the math.
Youth Charcandrick West Jersey Montero was pulled after three innings but enough damage was done: three runs (all earned) on five hits and three walks,) and the Mets went on to lose, 4-3
Ian Kinsler made this sweet diving play at second base to prevent Norichika Aoki from advancing as George Springer hit into a fielder’s choice in the third inning of the Astros’ eventual 7-6 win over Detroit.
Cubs at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET — Alex Wood (5-0) has registered four straight wins and looks to make it five in a two as this three-game series opens at Dodger Stadium. Wood takes his nifty 1.88 ERA to the mound against Jake Arrieta (5-3), who hasn’t exactly been a model of consistency this season, losing three of his last five starts and watching his ERA balloon to 4.80.
Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed home runs to Brewers’ Eric Thames and Keon Broxton in a dismal outing which lasted just four innings. The All-Star right-hander gave up seven runs and five walks as the Mets ended May five games below .500. Even Mr. Met was upset after the game.