ATLANTA — Robinson Cano is frequently trolled by the organist at Truist Park with a refrain of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” when he methods to the plate.
Extra appropriate for Cano would be the famous pop duo’s “Feelin’ Groovy.” The Mets next baseman extra two hits on Saturday — giving him 10 in his previous five video games — as a brilliant place in a lineup that looked sluggish in a 7-1 decline to the Braves.
Cano, who was elevated to the fifth spot in the batting get, drove in the Mets’ only run with a sacrifice fly.
“He appears more relaxed at the plate,” supervisor Luis Rojas explained in advance of the match. “The final several games we have witnessed it. His stance and mechanics, he certainly seems to be more peaceful getting completely ready early and recognizing pitches and get the head of the bat out.”
Cano skipped a week in summertime camp for private reasons, which may possibly have contributed to his slow start out.
Franklyn Kilome was additional to the roster for a predicament exactly like the a single the Mets confronted: A small outing from their starting off pitcher that necessitated a reliever devouring a number of innings. Kilome was reliable, enabling two attained runs on two hits with 5 strikeouts around 4 innings in his MLB debut.
“It was a ridiculous experience and I also have to thank the Mets for supplying me this chance,” mentioned Kilome, who missed final year rehabbing from Tommy John operation following arriving in the 2018 trade that sent Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies.
“He’s a person that is likely to give us excellent innings, we know the stuff is there,” Rojas explained.
Dellin Betances, who retired just one batter Friday and allowed four runs in the eighth inning, mentioned he’s however adjusting to his inconsistent velocity. The ideal-hander appeared a lot more upset with the two walks he issued than the two hits.
“I’m making an attempt to get superior, and attack the strike zone, I believe that is heading to enable me out,” said Betances, who appeared in only match previous period with the Yankees mainly because of accidents. “I have to attack the strike zone to get these guys out and change speeds. I’m not throwing as hard as I was a pair of many years back.”