JD Davis and Robinson Cano don’t have all the games to be productive.
The Mets aggressively replaced both players in a defensive late match and did so again on Tuesday by defeating the Red Sox at Fenway Park 8: 3.
But everyone made their presence felt at the plate.
Davis, who almost had his first this odd season this Monday night but was the victim of a dubious call when his shot to the left was recognized as a foul, tested the other side of the field on Tuesday. His flying ball turned to the right field with the Pesky pole for a two-seater.
“I got the ball and there’s some Pesky Pole paint on it,” Davis said.
Davis’ one-shot from Austin Brice in the fifth quarter gave the Mets a 5-1lead and it was only part of a strong overall game in which he added a solid defensive play at the bottom of the first.
As left-back striker David Peterson made his MLB debut on the mound, Jose Peraza turned toward the Red Sox on a rope that struck high from the green monster to his left. Davis’s fine footwork caused nothing but headaches for Peraza. The keeper wasn’t fooled however, and confidently scooped up the ball.
Davis, who worked with field instructor Tony DeFrancesco for two days to take over the balls from Monster, gave Peraza about 10 feet, and Peraza never even reached the basket.
Davis also helped trigger the first Mets night rally against Boston starter Matt Hall. Davis started second at the top with one center left. He reached the first Mets run in the Kano RBI doubles in the second Mets run.
Cano, who knocked down 2 for 3, also went and made a mistake. He entered the game from 1 to 12.
Manager Luis Roy said he “didn’t care” about Cano.
After the game, Cano added: “It was just four games. I always start slowly. Today was one of the days she clicked, and I hope we’ll get out of there. ”
Cano and Davis are part of the puzzle that Rojas puts together in each game, as the rookie manager tries to match the right lineup with the best possible defensive configuration.
So far, he has consistently had Cano second, Jeff McNeil third and Davis left. McNeill made his third mistake of the young season on Tuesday – a throw-in on Kevin Plaweck’s field five, which allowed the Red Sox to duel in one, but Peterson fell out of the jam with an unconventional double.
Davis was expelled from Jake Marisnick before the bottom of the seventh bottom, and Cano for the eighth time after the second Cano night strike by Andres Gimenez.