The Mets lost Thursday afternoon’s game against the Rockies 5-4, as reliever Hansel Robles walked in the winning run. It was, overall, a really rough day for Robles, who came in to start the eighth inning, retiring the side in order.
In the ninth, Robles hit Jonathan Lucroy to start the inning. After Pat Valaika moved Lucroy to second base on a sacrifice bunt, Robles intentionally walked Charlie Blackmon to bring up D.J. LeMahieu. He walked LeMahieu on five pitches, then walked Nolan Arenado to force in the winning run after going ahead 0-2 in the count. The final pitch sailed to the backstop.
After the game, Robles said he had numbness in his fingers in the ninth inning, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. Robles also accidentally pinched his genitals landing awkwardly on a play in the eighth inning.
There may be a disabled list stint in his future. Robles is carrying a 5.34 ERA with a 35/18 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings.
Hey guys, guess what: another Rays post. This one is news, though:
The Pirates just announced that they’ve acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Rays in exchange for reliever Daniel Hudson, minor league infielder Tristan Gray and cash.
Dickerson, as we’ve mentioned 10,000 times in the past few days, was DFA’d by the Rays for . . . reasons. The outfielder/DH hit .282/.325/.490 with a career-best 27 home runs and 2.6 fWAR in 629 PA last year, making the All-Star game. Which is really bad, according to some people who I still don’t totally understand, but what do I know? He’ll slide into an outfield situation in Pittsburgh that currently features Adam Frazier at the top of the depth chart in left.
Hudson is entering the second year of a two-year, $11 million deal, which likely explains why cash is coming back to Tampa Bay in the trade. In 2017 the lefty specialist posted a 4.38 ERA in 71 games, striking out 66 batters and walking 33 in 61.2 innings.
Gray was a 13th rounder in last year’s draft out of Rice. He’s a middle infielder who will turn 22 next month. Last year he played 53 games in the New York-Penn league.