I missed Friday night’s Mets game, and that means I was spared watched a 14-5 drubbing at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays.
That’s almost certainly a good thing.
However, I didn’t get to watch a couple of late-game pitching performances that likely would have amused me. Catcher Rob Johnson ended up pitching the eighth inning, and he actually struck out Eric Thames. (I know I would have liked to have seen that, considering that Thames already had a major league attitude a couple of years ago when I saw him play for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.)
I also missed the major league debut of lefty reliever Robert Carson, who became the 929th player in New York Mets history. Carson came on in the seventh inning when the Mets were down 14-1. He pitched a scoreless frame, marred only by a walk to Colby Rasmus.
Carson signed a pair of minor league cards for me last year when I saw him playing for the Binghamton Mets. Hopefully Topps will include him in one of their later season sets.