New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been the subject of much distaste and anger over the past year because of his play on defense and offense. He did what he could do to change that last night with a go-ahead two-run double in the fifth inning last night.
In last night’s win against the Atlanta Braves, d’Arnaud did something he hadn’t done since September 14, 2015 against Justin Nicolino of the Miami Marlins, drive in a run against a left-handed pitcher.
Travis drove a two-run double to left center field off lefty Jaime Garcia to give the Mets a 2-1 lead at the time in the 6-2 series clinching win. It was also the first time d’Arnaud had knocked in two runs in a game since August 12 of last season.
To begin the 2017 season, d’Arnaud is 2 for 7 with a double, two RBI and a walk. He’s also done a fine job behind the plate framing pitches and keeping balls in front. He’s coming off a season in which he drove in 15 runs in 276 plate appearances.
His teammates recognized the important of the hit from d’Arnaud awarding him the most valuable player crown after the game.