The Mets started off with a bang in Buffalo over the weekend with an 18-1 victory, before quickly losing two games in frustrating fashion. To talk about the Mets’ weekend and Luis Rojas’ blunders, we bring you a brand new episode of the “Amazin’ But True” podcast with Nelson Figueroa and me.
Figgie and I open up the show getting into the losses on Saturday and Sunday. Figgie talks about his frustrations with Amed Rosario getting picked off at first base to end the game Saturday when he had the red light. He also talks about Wilson Ramos’ awful approach at the plate before Rosario came to the plate. We then dive into Rojas’ atrocious decision to take a cruising David Peterson out of the game after five strong innings. How do you pull him after 81 pitches for Brad Brach? That leads into a fiery debate about hiring Rojas, his analytical approach going too far and whether or not he should be back next season. Did the Mets make a mistake not hiring Joe Girardi? We look ahead to three must-win games in Philadelphia if the Mets want to hold on to their playoff hopes.
Comedian and diehard Mets fan Steve Hofstetter then joins the show. Hofstetter explains why Rojas should stick around for next season, this season not meaning much and his favorite Mets memory. He goes into the ups and downs of his comedy career, when he realized he made it in the industry, a bad performance he had and going from baseball writer to comedian.
*This show was recorded prior to the Steve Cohen ownership announcement.*
Catch up on all episodes of “Amazin’ But True,” a New York Mets podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Jake Brown on Twitter and Instagram @JakeBrownRadio and Nelson Figueroa @FiggieNY. The next episode of the show drops Thursday.