Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has tossed six scoreless innings against the Cardinals so far this evening. While he has been brilliant, whiffing seven batters while giving up just four hits and one walk, he has received a little bit of help along the way. For example, check out the video below:
Doesn’t get much prettier than that. To be clear, I’m talking about the play, not the uniforms.
Both a Kinsler and a Kintzler made headlines at the Winter Meetings. After the Angels acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have inked reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year contract, pending a physical.
Kintzler, 33, spent the latter half of his 2017 campaign with the Nationals after the Twins traded him. Between both clubs, he put up an aggregate 3.03 ERA with 29 saves and a 39/16 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.
Sean Doolittle will handle save situations for the Nationals. Kintzler and Ryan Madson will bridge the gap to him in the seventh and eighth innings.