Nothing says legendary quite like two walk-offs without a hit in four career at-bats. The Mazeika magic is real. The Mets are the hottest team in baseball as a result, winning seven straight, sitting atop the NL East standings. Despite all the rainouts, injuries, hitting coaches getting fired and all the drama, the Mets are sizzling hot.
To talk about the magic, the win streak and Matt Harvey’s return to Queens, we bring you a brand new episode of the “Amazin’ But True” podcast with former Met Nelson Figueroa and me, featuring an interview with the legendary Jesse Orosco.
Amazin’ But True Podcast with Jake & Figgie:
- MAZEIKA MAGIC: The Mets third-string catcher comes up clutch again. He’s the king of the hitless walk-offs. Pete Alonso’s fall as he left the dugout to celebrate was epic. The Mets have not lost a nine-inning game since Chili Davis was fired as hitting coach. Taijuan Walker has been sensational.
- WIN STREAK/HARVEY: Albert Almora hit the wall insanely hard Tuesday. Kevin Pillar has done very well in his time taking over with Brandon Nimmo out. Great to see Matt Harvey get a nice ovation from Citi Field faithful.
- JOSE REYES VOICE NOTES: Figgie plays a few voice notes in Spanish from Reyes, including on Francisco Lindor. I still cannot roll Rs after practice.
Jesse Orosco Interview:
Former Mets reliever (1979, 1981-87), 1986 World Series champion, MLB’s all-time leader in pitching appearances
- LONG CAREER: How did he last 24 years pitching?
- 1986 WORLD SERIES: Knew there was something special about the team. Davey Johnson kept them together. Streets went crazy after they won the series. Throwing the glove in there and how it came about and memories in the clubhouse during Game 6 when they thought it could be over.
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