Journeyman Rajai Davis, who modified into as soon as referred to as up from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and arrived within the third inning of the Fresh York Mets’ sport with the Washington Nationals, hit a 3-lunge homer in his first at-bat with the crew.
Davis took reliever Sean Doolittle deep within the eighth, when the Mets scored six runs with two outs on the manner to a 6-1 accumulate in Fresh York.
“I reflect I noticed him within the fifth or the sixth for the first time,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway acknowledged. “He purchased right here about the third. He Uber’d over, purchased willing, came out, hit a homer, came inside, did no longer know where the clubhouse modified into as soon as, how one can web benefit in, had to request any other folks, ‘Which manner produce I plod to web benefit within the clubhouse?’ And true slapped high-fives going into the dual carriageway. Yeah, whirlwind day for Raj; huge at-bat.”
Davis, 38, who grew up in Norwich, Connecticut, rooting for the Mets, acknowledged he stumbled on out he had been referred to as up at about 5 p.m. He acknowledged he thought his manager modified into as soon as joking in the beginning.
“It modified into as soon as a fashioned day when it started after which we took BP in Lehigh Valley, PA, within the cage and I stumbled on out I modified into as soon as coming up,” Davis acknowledged. “Thought that the manager modified into as soon as having fun with around, having fun with somewhat joke. But I’m right here.”
The chase from Lehigh Valley took about two hours, and he acknowledged he purchased to take dangle of his driver, Jason, lovely indispensable.
“We had been both enraged,” Davis acknowledged.
The Mets are Davis’ eighth crew in a 13-year career. He’s a .262 lifetime hitter, and led the league in steals in 2016 with 43. Final season, with the Cleveland Indians, he homered finest as soon as. He matched that Wednesday night time.
The roster pronounce opened when the Mets build outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day injured listing with a stiff neck.
Nimmo, who has struggled at the plate all season, had an MRI on Wednesday after experiencing a involving pain in his neck earlier within the week. He’s hitting .200 with three dwelling runs and 14 RBIs in 130 at bats this season, a long way below final season’s numbers.