What’s the point of the Mets?

(9) Taijuan Walker

One of the best, under-the-radar signings of the offseason, Walker excelled in his first half-season in New York with a 2.66 ERA to clinch his first All-Star appearance.

However, it was his start against the Pirates in July that is one of the season’s highlights. Walker loaded the bases in the first inning before inducing a dribbler down the third base line. The ball started in foul territory before spinning back. Walker swooped to keep the ball foul but was too late, and the Pirates scored three in the ensuing chaos. 

Wins and ERA are not everything, but since that game, Walker has a 1-7 record with 6.81 ERA.

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