3) The NY Mets must get contributions from guys like Mark Canha
Mark Canha was the hero of the series against the Phillies. He gave them the lead in games two and three. Is it an election year in Philadelphia? He might need to run for mayor because he owns that city right now.
Canha doesn’t have to carry the load against the Blue Jays. Someone else can certainly step up. Any one of the Mets players can be a hero for them even if it’s just for a day.
The player on the hottest seat right now in need of some sort of spark is Daniel Vogelbach. Mark Vientos has yet to nudge him out of the way, however, Vogelbach remains a questionable piece to keep on the Mets roster.
The Blue Jays will have only one lefty starter in this series when they call upon Yusei Kikuchi as the scheduled starter on Sunday. This might mean two starts for Vogelbach. It may even be his final two for the Mets if they decide to carry three catchers and bring back Omar Narvaez from the IL once eligible.
Throughout the month of May, we saw Eduardo Escobar step forward and reclaim his spot on the Mets roster in a lesser role. It was more than enough to keep him around for a while.
Whether it’s Canha or someone else, a big contribution from one of the “lesser” Mets can go a long way. And even if it’s not one of them to lead the way, we’ll take a monster series from Pete Alonso or Francisco Lindor.