The New York Mets definitely miss Francisco Lindor after watching Luis Guillorme record three errors during Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.
The New York Mets were dealt a tough hand during this past weekend’s series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, as starting shortstop Francisco Lindor suffered an oblique injury on Friday. He was subsequently placed on the 10-day injured list with what was diagnosed as a Grade 2 oblique strain. So, the Mets decided to replace Lindor in the starting lineup with infielder Luis Guillorme.
It has not gone well, especially if you watched Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. During the bottom of the second inning, Guillorme fielded an infield hit by Tyler Stephenson but bobbled the ball when trying to throw it to third base. Then, Guillorme slipped as he tried to knock the ball to third, only to toss it out of play. That allowed Jonathan India to score and extend Cincinnati’s lead to 5-3.
Mets: Luis Guillorme records three errors during Monday’s game vs. Reds
Guillorme was assessed a fielding and a throwing error on that play, which effectively allowed a run to score. But those were his second and third errors on the day. His first error occurred at the very start of the game, when he misfielded a hit by Stephenson and allowed India to score.
To make matters that much worse for Mets fans, this comedy of errors comes a day after the blunder by pitcher Taijuan Walker that led to three runs being scored by the Pirates in the first inning of Sunday’s game. What eased the pain, however, was that the Mets came back from an 0-6 deficit to win 7-6.
Luckily for the Mets, they pulled off another miracle on Monday to nullify the earlier errors, as they defeated the Reds in 11 innings by the score of 15-11.