[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We should have read the tea leaves during the pre-game press conference. That’s when New York Mets manager Buck Showalter confessed he got distracted by a bird.

The pre-game experience set the tone for an evening of offbeat moments, slow bats, and a 5-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. This sums it up …

Two baserunners — Robinson Cano (Mets) and Seth Beer (Diamondbacks) — were called out after being struck by a batted ball during the game.

Mets fans were chanting “Gar-eee Co-hen” during the game. Cohen, who could hear the chants in his headphones replied, “Is my tax man here?”

Baseball isn’t fair, just ask David Peterson. He was optioned to Syracuse (AAA) and recalled reliever Adonis Medina. Peterson allowed one run on three hits in 5 ²/₃ innings. In three appearances this season, Peterson has pitched to a 0.64 ERA. Showalter explained: “He’s earned the right to be back and I think he understands why we had to do [the roster move]. It’s never fun, especially when a guy is pitching as well as Pete is and the way things line up and the potential of Taijuan rejoining us, it helps our ball club.”

As for Medina, he made his Mets debut in the eighth inning and struck out the side.

The Diamondbacks broadcast team  Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly are still out following positive COVID-19 tests. The radio team of Greg Schulte and Tom Candiotti called the TV broadcast, according to D-Backs beat reporter, Nick Piecoro.

Across the aisle, the Mets newbie – Jake Eisenberg – continued his first weekend as a MLB broadcaster. He is a joy to listen to and is sharing his journey through social media.

It was good to see a lot of Mets faithful repping in the desert this weekend (see below).

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