Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory.
Fast forward to mid-August, and Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares have made tremendous progress — and taken their games to new levels.
Errors by Familia (1-3), center fielder Juan Lagares and third baseman Eric Campbell in the eighth helped the Braves rally from a 3-1 deficit.
Center fielder Juan Lagares has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the New York Mets and is in the starting lineup, batting sixth, for Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
On Tuesday night, den Dekker went 2-for-5 with a run and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot.
The Mets have placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain.
The New York Mets finally managed some timely hits in their first game with a new batting coach, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Tuesday night.
When real life invades sports, that’s when the true measure of an athlete is taken. The rest is a storybook.
I’m sure all the Terry Collins bashers had a field day after Juan Lagares’ big game Saturday. But keep in mind — the Mets’ manager is not dumb.
“He got into a little bit of a funk,” the Mets manager said Sunday. “It’s not like I sat him for seven days. I sat him for two days, for cripes sake. We’re getting a little carried away here.”
On Friday night against the Nationals, Eric Young, Jr. is staring in left field, Curtis Granderson is starting in center field and Bobby Abreu is starting in right field.
“For me, I don’t think about that,” Lagares said. “I just want to keep working hard and be there for the team. Anywhere they need me I want to be ready for it.”
Juan Lagares is headed to the disabled list and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up to take his place on the roster. Curtis Granderson will not be placed on the disabled list at this time and is listed as day to day.
Zack Wheeler pitched effectively, New York’s hitters lashed balls all over Chase Field and the Mets walked away with a much-needed win. What’s concerning is what it may cost them down the road.
Although the Mets are under no pressure to make any announcements surrounding Lagares, expect questions to arise soon due to Chris Young’s impending arrival back from the disabled list.