Journeyman Rajai Davis, who was referred to as up from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and arrived within the third inning of the New York Mets’ recreation with the Washington Nationals, hit a three-run 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 way in which to a 6-1 win in New York.
“I believe I noticed him within the fifth or the sixth for the primary time,” Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway stated. “He obtained right here in regards to the third. He Uber’d over, obtained prepared, got here out, hit a homer, got here inside, did not know the place the clubhouse was, tips on how to get again in, needed to ask some individuals, ‘Which approach do I am going to get again within the clubhouse?’ And simply slapped high-fives going into the road. Yeah, whirlwind day for Raj; nice at-bat.”
Davis, 38, who grew up in Norwich, Connecticut, rooting for the Mets, stated he discovered he had been referred to as up at about 5 p.m. He stated he thought his supervisor was joking at first.
“It was a standard day when it began after which we took BP in Lehigh Valley, PA, within the cage and I discovered I used to be arising,” Davis stated. “Thought that the supervisor was enjoying round, enjoying somewhat joke. However I am right here.”
The journey from Lehigh Valley took about two hours, and he stated he obtained to know his driver, Jason, fairly properly.
“We had been each excited,” Davis stated.
The Mets are Davis’ eighth crew in a 13-year profession. He is a .262 lifetime hitter, and led the league in steals in 2016 with 43. Final season, with the Cleveland Indians, he homered solely as soon as. He matched that Wednesday night time.
The roster spot opened when the Mets put outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day injured listing with a stiff neck.
Nimmo, who has struggled on the plate all season, had an MRI on Wednesday after experiencing a pointy ache in his neck earlier within the week. He’s hitting .200 with three house runs and 14 RBIs in 130 at bats this season, far beneath final season’s numbers.