"It felt similar - able to attack hitters, get strike one, not pitching around somebody, just go right at them", Anderson said.
Following the news that Mr. Met flashed his "middle finger" to a fan while backing up into a tunnel, the team announced that they would no longer let that person wear the sacred mascot costume. The team didn't identify the employee who made the gesture.
A source within the Mets organization told the AP the job of playing Mr. Met changes throughout the season, and the person handling the duty Wednesday has been removed from the rotation.
On a day that featured the latest in a string of weird occurrences involving his ballclub, Collins was tossed in the fourth inning and the Mets lost to the Brewers 2-1 in Thursday's series finale at Citi Field.
But while the Mets may be disappointed in the actions of their mascot, Twitter users are celebrating the employee playing Mr. Met for having a cheeky sense of humor.
"I sat and watched in the video room and he didn't miss a spot", Collins said of Anderson.
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"He's closer than I anticipated him being", Hurdle told the team's website.
Harvey allowed one run over six innings in the Mets' 7-2 victory.
The umpires originally called interference but reversed the call because the interference wasn't intentional, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports.
As Wilmer Flores attempted to catch the ball, the Brewers bat boy attempted to get out of the way so Flores could continue his attempt, but wasn't able to move fast enough and ended up making contact with Flores.
Flores added, "He went the wrong way". Settling in for the start of a 162-game baseball season is, in its purest moments, like slapping on a virtual reality headset that lets us live through the ups and downs of remote players with alien talents and temperaments as a kind of group therapy. It would be one thing if it's a hard play.
The Brews batboy (who technically works for the Mets), who was trying to retreat to the dugout, ran into him. "I had to make an adjustment with my offspeed, because I really wasn't getting it over for strikes".
Then again, there is still plenty of time to get the consistency going with a bad Pittsburgh Pirates team coming to Citi Field for three games that begins Friday night.