Mets reliever Sean Gilmartin gets first career single in first career AB ... in the 16th inning
At the start of the 2015 season, we were inappropriately excited to see one Mets pitcher get his licks in at the dish: Bartolo Colon. We expected to enjoy Colon's ascent to baseball greatness, but we didn't expect his journey to be so crowded with other Mets pitchers.
Colon reached his quota faster than you could yell, "YOU GOTTA DROP THE BAT BEFORE YOU RUN THE BASES, BRO!"
And while Colon was busy crossing stuff off his offensive to-do list, reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom joined the effort.
Two weeks ago, the Dark Knight himself Matt Harvey got in on that action with a dinger of his own.
We can only imagine that rookie reliever Sean Gilmartin was pestering Terry Collins for the chance to punch his ticket into the exclusive club. And in the top of the 16th inning of Sunday's marathon matinee with the Cardinals, the Mets skipper called his number. His first career at-bat came against Carlos Martinez and it ended when he blooped a single into left field!
He's not an exception to the rule. All the Mets pitchers can hit. They should secede and start their own team where they all rotate positions like in volleyball so that everyone can pitch an inning and get their three ABs. Who wouldn't watch that?