Mets bat out of order in first against Reds

Lawrence Cooper
May 11, 2018

Well, the New York Mets, a Major League Baseball team, batted out of order today. The double was nullified and an out was called, credited to Jay Bruce, the next batter.

Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman immediately approached plate umpire Gabe Morales with his lineup card. According to Tim Healey of Newsday, Callaway said that Frazier has been dealing with a left hamstring issue for three weeks.

Crucially though, four of the five starting pitchers now in the Reds' rotation are aged 25 and younger, and in all likelihood, the reason they are starting games is that the franchise wants to see what they can do at the Major League level. "We had a chance to score in the first, and we didn't". Wilmer Flores, who had struck out for the second out, was supposed to hit after Cabrera, not before him. His last outing was a two-inning, five-run relief appearance for the Mets on Thursday vs. the Braves, and he was designated for assignment the following day after refusing to go to the Minors. And, until the team's top hitters return to hitting, winning will continue to be a challenge. However, the Mets meant to have Flores in the two-hole with Cabrera behind him, which is the order the two went to the plate in the first inning. They batted out of order in the first inning.

For those who may have missed it, the New York Mets have officially traded Harvey to the Cincinnati Reds.

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The Reds' Twitter account had some fun at their opponent's expense. They retweeted the Mets' pregame post with their starting lineup and commented: "Can someone send this down to the third base dugout?"

Trying to just blow hitters away and mow them down with strikeouts is no longer an option.

The Mets are 18-17 and have lost eight of their last nine games. Adrian Gonzalez was allowed to start the second inning.

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