After previously trying to appease the Knicks in 2015 by avoiding international competition, Porzingis — who made it a point to skip his exit interviews with the team — has been changing his tune.
“You can learn more about your team facing an opponent like the Red Sox,” Joe Girardi said after his club was dominated by ex-Yankee Ivan Nova for seven innings on Sunday, enabling the Pirates to take the rubber game of the series.
Yes, the Mets will hit more eventually, especially when Yoenis Cespedes is back in the lineup, though their extreme reliance on the long ball all but assures the offense will be streaky, and at times like these, exasperating to watch.
Conforto stayed hot in Sunday’s 6-3 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field. It started in the first inning when he led off by taking Max Scherzer deep on a fly ball that snuck just inside the left field foul pole.
“You could just see that the command wasn’t there,” Terry Collins said. “Think he probably threw too many balls in the middle of the plate… They took some pretty good swings at him in the first inning. Not just Murph’s.”
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While the Mets didn’t roll over — Michael Conforto led off the bottom of the first with a home run and Neil Walker added a two-run shot in the third — they couldn’t muster enough offense to climb back into this one.
Golden State can sweep with a victory Monday night.
The more glaring stat was the Thunder’s plus/minus differential with and without Westbrook on the court, though.
Mighty hit with the Rockets (+1) and Rangers (series play) and likes the Wizards on Monday. The deficit is 1015 sirignanos.