The New York Mets continue to find new ways to lose. The Mets dropped two of three to the Dodgers over the weekend, including getting just one hit in Saturday’s loss.
Saturday’s loss was also highlighted by a defensive lowlight in the ninth inning. Third baseman Brett Baty couldn’t track an infield popup that led to more insurance runs for the Dodgers.
Baty didn’t help himself at the plate, either, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. It was a night that he’ll want to forget.
WFAN’s Evan Roberts of the Audacy Original Podcast “Rico Brogna” ripped Baty’s performance on Saturday night, but he’s not giving up on the prospect.
“Brett Baty put together the limpest, most pathetic at-bat, capping off maybe one of the most pathetic all-around performances one can have,” Roberts said (12:00 in player above). “I would put up Brett Baty’s Saturday night with any dogs–t performance I’ve ever seen.
“He was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. There was one pitch out of the strike zone that he didn’t swing at. So I think he saw 10 pitches, nine strikes. 0-for-3,” he continued. “The only reason he didn’t have a Golden Sombrero is because the Mets offense wasn’t able to give him a fourth at-bat.”
Baty took the first pitch of the game he saw for a ball before striking out three times on nine pitches.
For as bad as Baty was at the plate, his miscue in the field was the cherry on top.
The frustration with Baty is understandable, but Roberts isn’t giving up on the young third baseman.
“And then you combine it with the dropped popup in the ninth inning,” Roberts laughed. “I’m not DFAing him. I’m not sending him back to Triple-A. I’m not packaging him for a middle reliever. I’m not giving up on Brett Baty, but I’m calling out that his performance on Saturday was as putrid as you’ll ever see.”