The Flying Squirrel took one for the team on Wednesday at Oracle Park in San Francisco. Mets left fielder Jeff McNeil appeared shaken up after chasing down a third-inning fly ball off the bat of the Giants’ Donovan Walton, crashing into the wall along the third base line. McNeil appeared to slam his knee and face into the wall — leaving rips in the fabric — but initially stayed in the game after being checked out by Mets trainers. Teammates offered high-fives to the versatile fielder as he entered the dugout at the end of the inning. The 30-year-old was ultimately pulled for pinch-hitter Travis Jankowski in the fourth inning. The Mets announced McNeil is day to day with a left knee contusion. It was a rare early highlight in the game, with the Mets down 9-1 early after three innings. The afternoon tilt is the final game of the three-game series with the Mets and Giants splitting the first two. The Mets, who erased a six-run deficit to take the lead Tuesday night but still lost 13-12, head back to Citi Field for a three-game series against the Phillies beginning Friday night.
Heckler shouts “work out your legs … you have no power!” at Jeff McNeil, who responds with a two-run jack seconds later
In this economy, where gas costs a kidney and orange juice isn’t far behind, you gotta be careful writing checks with your mouth that your wallet can’t cash. The last thing you want to do right now is get out over your skis and rack up thousands in emotional debt. It’s time for consolidation, not risk. Just ask this San Francisco Giants fan, who could be heard shouting “work out your legs, you’ve got no power, no power!” at the Mets’ Jeff McNeil on Monday night seconds before McNeil responded with a two-run jack.
Jeff McNeil made an incredible sliding catch in left field while the Mets were losing in a blowout, and after leaving the field under his own power, was removed from the game.
McNeil (knee) is starting Friday against the Phillies. McNeil sustained a left knee contusion Wednesday against the Giants, but he'll start at second base and bat seventh following Thursday's scheduled off day. The 30-year-old has hit .364 with a homer, four doubles, five RBI, two RBI and a stolen base over the last six games.
New York Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil got the best of one San Francisco Giants heckler with a home run at the best possible moment. McNeil, while hitting a respectable .307 on the season, had just one home run entering Monday night’s game against the Giants at Oracle Park. So, San Francisco baseball fans felt pretty comfortable heckling McNeil over his perceived lack of power.
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McNeil was removed from Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a left knee contusion, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. McNeil made a sliding catch in left field in the bottom of the third inning Wednesday but was shaken up since he crashed into the side wall. He was initially able to remain in the game but was replaced by a pinch hitter in the top of the fourth. The 30-year-old went 0-for-1 prior to his departure and will have at least one day to recover since the Mets have a scheduled day off Thursday. If McNeil is forced to miss any additional time, Luis Guillorme should see an uptick in at-bats at second base.
Mets fans let out a collective sight of relief in the bottom of the third inning as Jeff McNeil popped up after crashing into the left-field side wall at full-force after making a sliding catch Buck Showalter and the Mets trainer hustled into the outfield to tend to McNeil, who hit his knee and...
During the Mets’ 13-2 victory over the San Franciso Giants, one supporter at Oracle Park tried heckling Jeff McNeil in the eighth inning. McNeil responded by hitting a two-run bomb to deep right field.
McNeil went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in Tuesday's 13-12 loss to the Giants. Coming off a 2021 campaign in which he hit a disappointing .251, McNeil's contact-heavy approach is bearing more fruit in 2022. Wednesday marked his second multi-hit performance of the series and his 17th of the season. McNeil's 23-homer campaign in 2019 continues to look like a major outlier, but with the exception of 2021, the 30-year-old has shown that he's one of the more bankable contributors in the batting-average category throughout his career.