Companion Rajai Davis, called from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and arrived in the third round of the New York Mets game with the Washington Nationals, scored a three-run homer in his first game with the team.
Davis took over Sean Doolittle in the eighth end, when the Mets scored six with two outs en route to a 6-1 victory in New York.
"I think I saw him in the fifth or sixth for the first time," said Mets manager Mickey Callaway. "He got to the third one, he got ready, went out, hit a circuit, came in, did not know where the clubhouse was, how to go back, had to ask some people," how am I going back to the clubhouse? And just slapped high-fives entering the line. Yeah, flash day for Raj; awesome at bat. "
Davis, 38, who grew up in Norwich, Connecticut, in search of Mets, said he had discovered that he had been called around 5 pm. He said that he thought his manager was joking at first.
"It was a normal day at first, then we took BP to the cage in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and learned that I was going up," said Davis. "I thought the manager was playing, joking a bit, but I'm here."
The trip from Lehigh Valley took about two hours and he said that he had very well known his driver, Jason.
"We were both excited," said Davis.
The Mets are the eighth Davis team in a 13-year career. He is a .262 lifter, and led the league in robbery in 2016 with 43. Last season, with the Cleveland Indians, he conceded only once. He corresponded to this Wednesday night.
The wounded list was opened when the Mets placed field player Brandon Nimmo on the injured list for 10 days, neck stiff.
Nimmo, who struggled to get down to the plate all season, had an MRI on Wednesday after a severe neck pain earlier in the week. He hits .200 with three home runs and 14 RBIs this season, which is well below last season's numbers.