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The New York Mets designated veteran outfielder Billy Hamilton for task on Friday, lower than a day after he made a pricey baserunning mistake in opposition to the New York Yankees, according to Steve Gelbs of SNY TV.

Hamilton checked into the underside of the ninth of Thursday’s sport as a pinch-runner and the potential tying run. Hamilton then superior to second on a balk by Yankees nearer Aroldis Chapman, however he wasn’t glad. He then tried to steal third — “tried” being the important thing phrase, as a result of he was caught stealing for the primary out of the body. The Mets had been, predictably, displeased.

“You’re at second base with no person out and you’ve got J.D., [Michael] Conforto and [Todd] Frazier developing in that order with a one-run deficit,” Luis Rojas advised reporters, together with Mike Puma of the New York Publish. “That’s one thing, you’ve got to let the blokes hit in that state of affairs. It is simply not good baseball on the time.”

The Mets acquired Hamilton from the San Francisco Giants in early August in change for pitching prospect Jordan Humphreys. Hamilton appeared in 17 video games and took 22 at-bats with the Mets, hitting .045/.083/.045 (-63 OPS+) with one hit and 4 runs scored. He went 3 for 4 on stolen-base tries, and was thrown out on the basepaths on one other event. 

Humphreys, a right-hander who was designated for task earlier than the commerce, is taken into account the Twenty sixth-best prospect within the Giants system by MLB.com. He has been restricted to 2 regular-season innings because the finish of the 2017 marketing campaign due to elbow troubles. He has an opportunity to develop three common or higher pitches, which may very well be sufficient for him to achieve the majors in a back-end starter capability.

The Mets went on to win Thursday in further innings. J.D. Davis, who was up when Hamilton was thrown out, promptly tied the sport with a house run. Pete Alonso then led off the underside of the tenth with a walk-off two-run homer. 

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