Mets climb the Taijuan Walker stone to defeat the Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Taijuan Walker was the hardest hit in the Mets’ West Coast running race that ended Sunday night.
The barrel usually receives three times on the same trip, but there was Walker facing the Angels to reserve the trip that started with him on the hill at Dodger Stadium on June 2.
“I feel like it’s a necessity,” said Walker Mets after a 4-1 win at Angel Stadium to survive the 5-5 run. “But I wanted to. I wanted the job. I wanted to meet the three best teams and go there and show what I could do. ”
This was one of his advantages. Walker beat 10 wrestlers and only walked one more than six yards as he allowed the chase he got from hitting six. It was the start of a difficult start against Padres as Walker conceded four assists in more than six innings. To start the tour, Walker handed out two receiving innings over 5 ² / ₃ innings against the Dodgers.
Angels connected with four weapons against Walker in the first inning, but only got one. After that inning, Walker changed.
“I think in that first ining he would have had a little bit of knowledge about me,” Walker said, adding that he probably had the same problem in San Diego. To prepare for his ride, he carried gloves near him after Sunday’s first inning.
Seth Lugo threw 1 ¹ / ₃ wireless innings in the break before Edwin Diaz scored the final five in his 12th chance out of 15 chances. After Diaz left Anthony Rendon, he beat Jared Walsh at a speed of 101.6 mph. Diaz then hit the ninth.
“[Diaz] he had a big baby today, “said Pete Alonso.” His running ball was electric and he just stared into the corners. This is unpleasant for some strikers. ”
Diaz had ridden twice on the trip and Monday’s break gave the Buck Showalter a chance to add up close. Diaz ran for the Mariners in AL West early in his career, so his feud with Trout was not uncommon.
“I know how to make him,” Diaz said. “I got good results against him and today I have done my job.”
Alonso provided the Mets with the insurance that runs the next inning by blasting his 18th NL forward home of the season. The explosion was Alonso’s second in a number of games.
Starling Marte, who came back on the line after missing three games with a sprain on the left quadriceps, hit the RBI twice in the third innning against Patrick Sandoval which gave the Mets their first run. Brandon Nimmo sang in front of innning Marte before hitting the midfield which brought the run.
JD Davis’s solo homer fourth gave the Mets a 2-1 lead. The blast was Davis’ second this season and the first since April 24.
Marte continued to run from second at Alonso’s grounder that Matt Duffy shot on the outside grass in the seventh and scored the third Mets race. It came after Marte walked away for the second time at the end of a double robbery attempt – the runner, Nimmo, was nailed to the third.
Trout – who came back twice last night back in line from groin pain that cost him three games – gave the first RBI that gave Angelo 1-0 in the lead. Brandon Marsh had twice led Angelo’s game. Rendon hitting the second game or inning would have been worse for Walker, who allowed a series of songs for Walsh and Duffy later.
Walker allowed the infield single to Marsh to lead the third, but that was eliminated with a pickoff at the start. The Angels put two runners in the fourth quarter, but Walker beat Tyler Wade to escape before resting the side in the sixth inning.
Showalter was asked what he learned about his team during this long tour.
“I think the most important thing confirms what I think,” he said. “I think since spring we have had the opportunity to have a very good team of people who care about competition.”