Taijuan Walker looked dominant on the hill on Tuesday evening. The right-hander tossed seven innings while giving up two runs and striking out 12 batters. Even though he’d gotten in trouble throughout his start, he was able to get out of most of it while limiting the damage done.
After the game, Walker acknowledged that the Mets were the only team to offer the Shreveport, Louisiana native a contract.
Taijuan Walker said the Mets were the only team to offer him a contract this winter. Two years, $20 million guaranteed seems like a steal now.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 16, 2021
"Everything's worked out well for everyone," Walker said. "I'm glad the Mets were my only offer."
Mets’ first baseman Pete Alonso went 1-3 with three RBI’s on the evening. While Alonso is now batting .258 on the year, in his last seven games his slash line is .320/.379/.720 with three home runs and nine RBI’s.
Superstar Francisco Lindor had a good game as the shortstop went 1-2 while picking up two walks and crossing the dish once. The former first round pick has a .400 OBP in his last 15 games and has scored 15 times in that span.
Seth Lugo would move into a familiar role as he was asked to pitch two innings to close the game out. Lugo would do exactly that while striking out three in the process, the save counts as Lugo’s first of the year.
The Mets will try to take the series against the Cubs tomorrow as Jacob deGrom looks to continue his historic season.