ATLANTA – Travis Darno’s stock is up since his return in August from a torn thumb ligament.
The former Musk Mets, who played only 60 games during the regular season due to injury, were among the brave champions early in this world championship. He entered Game 4 on Saturday night with two homeowners in the series before going 0 for 4 in the Braves’ 3-2 win over the Astros. He has also earned solid reviews for his dealings with team shooters.
“I don’t know we talk enough about what we lost,” coach Brian Sneeker said before Braves’ 3-1 lead at the World Championships. “We lost him in 100 matches this year and [missed] How important he is to this promo crew. When he returned, everyone trusted him. It was offense, defense, everything.”
Upon returning from the injured list, Darno secured a two-year, $16 million contract extension that includes the club’s option for 2024.
Now 32, d’Arnaud played with the Mets at the 2015 World Championships.
“I don’t like comparing teams,” Darno said. “Both staff were great. Both [rotations] it was amazing. Both bulls were great. From what I learned in 2015 it’s still baseball. Don’t let the lights shine too much. Just go out there and play your game and do what you’ve been doing all year and just focus on trying to win the series.”
Imminent free agent Carlos Correa has been asked about the possibility that he will play his last matches for the Astros during this World Series. The All-Star short game was the focus of the 2017 championship team and winner of the AL pennant the following season.
Correa, who was 1 vs 4 with RBI in Game 4. “I enjoyed every single second of it with this group of guys. I feel like we want to go out there and win it. It’s really hard to get to the world championship. Three years out of five, It’s very special. It would be even more special if we could win it. We didn’t win the last game, which still hurts.”
Alex Bregman has 60 successes in his post-season career, putting him on the list of players to reach that plateau before turning 28, which includes Derek Jeter (93), Korea (77), Chipper Jones (68) and Albert Pujols (61). Bergman went 0 for 5 with two strokes in Game 4.