Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It
Byrd’s the word these days for the Mets, as their veteran offseason signing continues to produce at a level far beyond what anyone expected.
Last night, Marlon Byrd struck again and this time he hit not one, but two home runs in the Mets 10-1 rout of the Washington Nationals.
Better still was the fact that Byrd predicted he’d hit two homers before the game during batting practice according to the New York Post:
“I was feeling good in B.P. and I was joking around with Anthony Recker,” Byrd said. “I said, ‘Hey, if I get some pitches tonight, get some strikes, I’m going to hit two home runs tonight.’ I didn’t think it was going to happen.”
But Recker said Byrd’s prediction wasn’t a joke.
“He was dead serious,” Recker said. “And he did it. That’s amazing to me. He called it. You don’t see that very often.”
Byrd is batting .255 for the season with 8 home runs and 28 RBI. Four of those home runs have come in his last eight games over which he is batting .318 with a .423 on-base.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
43 Comments + Add Comment
- BadBadLeroyBrown: on While Things Are Not Yet Set, Collins Says Lagares Will Be In His Outfield: BREAKING NEWS!!!! Source: Mets asked Brewers for young,...
- Alwayzamazin: on While Things Are Not Yet Set, Collins Says Lagares Will Be In His Outfield: left over dregs LOL sad but true...
- Alwayzamazin: on While Things Are Not Yet Set, Collins Says Lagares Will Be In His Outfield: BBlb, I picked up on a tension...
- Sloatsburg Mets Fan: on While Things Are Not Yet Set, Collins Says Lagares Will Be In His Outfield: Alwayzamazin, Probably Wright or the left over dregs...
- neekerbreeker: on While Things Are Not Yet Set, Collins Says Lagares Will Be In His Outfield: His range is so damned limited, but...
2014 Opening Day
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!
Check Out These Great MLB Links!
Mets Autograph Signings
Mets Fan Apparel
Mets Autographed Baseballs
Baseball Card Supplies
For the best seats and lowest MLB ticket prices, go to PurchaseSeats.com. Get your Mets Tickets now and follow them on the road with Yankees Tickets, Phillies Tickets, Nationals Tickets and Braves Tickets!