Discussing Daniel Vogelbach’s hamstring problem, New York Mets manager Buck Showalter reminded everyone that the Mets acquired Vogelbach for his hitting power, not speed on the bases.
Acquired by the Mets from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 22The 29-year-old Vogelbach was an offensive win in New York at designated hitter, slashing .284/.418/.541 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 91 plate appearances before going into the cross-borough fight with the on Tuesday night New York Yankees.
Vogelbach has not only cemented itself as a top option at DH for the New York Mets but also as a fan favorite for the way he rushes through the bases.
Buck Showalter’s explanation for Daniel Vogelbach’s hamstring injury might be one of the best lines about the New York Mets this season
While fans are enjoying Vogelbach’s mileage, his manager was quick to point out that it’s not his running that brings the most value to the Mets when he was diagnosed with “a high hamstring problem.”
Expand on that quote a little more than that The New York Post did In this articleand you’ll see that Showalter talked more about Vogelbach’s ability at the plate than his physique.
“It doesn’t hurt him or bother him to punch,” Showalter told the media. “It’s something he can play through. I mean that nicely: it’s not necessarily about taking away an ability he brings with him. Offensively he’s still a threat and he can still score.”
Vogelbach is unlikely to miss any time with the hamstring problem, meaning the Mets won’t be without his racquet in the lineup. That’s a huge plus for a big man who’s a big part of a lineup that will need to keep producing if New York is to hold off the Atlanta Braves for the National League East title.
https://fansided.com/2022/08/23/mets-buck-showalter-daniel-vogelbach-injury-running/ Buck Showalter may have been too honest about Daniel Vogelbach’s injury