Michael Conforto Makes A Bid for More Playing Time

Curtis Granderson was a late healthy scratch from the New York Mets starting lineup, giving Michael Conforto his second start of the season on Wednesday night. 

Hitting leadoff and starting in center, Conforto made his presence felt right away. In his first at-bat, he led off the game with a single. Two batters later, he scored from first on a Yoenis Cespedes RBI double.

In his next at-bat, Conforto showed some very impressive gap-to-gap power as he smacked a solo shot to left center. The homer traveled a projected 422 feet, and left the bat at a speed of 108.1 mph. 

In his third at-bat, he drew a walk and eventually scored another run. Conforto scored a total of three runs and drove in one on the night. 

With Juan Lagares just days away from returning from the disabled list, Conforto is really making his case to stay around and get some more at-bats. 

Going into play tonight, Conforto was 2-for-6 with one homer. After tonight he is now 4-for-10 with two homers. 

Conforto told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com postgame that with “every good at-bat that I have, I continue to feel more comfortable out there.”

Mets manager Terry Collins told DiComo that he aims to get Conforto another start this weekend in Miami with the Mets facing righties on both Saturday and Sunday. 

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