New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil missed a bat in Wednesday’s 9-2 win over the Washington Nationals, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the first player in franchise history to win MLB The player who hits the championship.
According to ESPN, McNeil’s batting average of 0.326 is better than that of Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddy Freeman led by a point, who needed 4 shots from the field. 4 Against the Colorado Rockies to pass him.
Freeman lost his bid, going 3-for-4 at the plate.
McNeil was inserted into Wednesday’s defensive play in the eighth inning, but he didn’t play. Mets manager Buck Showalter said he wanted to give McNeil a rest before the team’s NL wild-card series against the San Diego Padres this weekend, and he wasn’t worried about the batting game.
“Won’t put it on him,” Showalter said. “The most important thing is Friday. Everything else comes second.”
Freeman in his The game gave McNeil an early scare when he doubled and homered the first two games against Colorado. His attempt to get McNeil down flew to midfield at the end of the fifth inning.
“I’m absolutely paying attention to what’s going on,” said McNeil, who watched Freeman’s game during the rain delay . “Seeing Freddy’s first hit in the middle, not watching the second. … Hit a home run, you get a little nervous, he hits well, and Fred Reddy Freeman, four hits is normal for him.
” in his third A lot of us were sitting in the locker room watching the game during that shot. He had a great swing and was lucky to have someone left in the park. ” McNeil has been playing .287 the second half of the season, but since July 30 his .378 hit rate, ahead of Freeman and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt. The 30-year-old had 10 straight hits to end the regular season and bat. Since Sept. 23 The 465 (20 for 43) have had 8 more hit games since then. This is a strong rebound One year for McNeil, who struggled last season with a .251 batting average after hitting .300-plus in each of the first three years.
“One of my goals in baseball is to win a batting championship,” the two-time All-Star said. “I want to get back to who I was. “