Mets beat writer has hilarious response to SF Giants catcher Patrick Bailey's grand slam

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You have to appreciate when someone commits to a bit. New York Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo for MLB.Com had a hilarious response to SF Giants catcher Patrick Bailey's grand slam after being roasted for the same joke in 2023.

Mets beat writer has hilarious response to SF Giants catcher Patrick Bailey's grand slam

Similar to their win on Friday night, the Giants completed a comeback 5-4 win against the Mets last season. Bailey played a key role in that win thanks to a go-ahead, three-run shot to give them the 5-4 advantage. DiComo posted this on X following the home run:

That was not Bailey's only big play. He nabbed Starling Marte in the ninth inning while he was attempting to steal second base. The Mets had been one of the best teams in terms of stolen bases, but that did not phase the rookie catcher. In a lot of ways, that was one of the hallmark games in Bailey's rookie season. It put his name on the map.

The 25-year-old is looking to build off of his strong rookie campaign and he is off to a good start. He added a grand slam in Friday's 8-7 victory against the Mets. DiComo double-downed on the bit following the homer by Bailey:

Of course, the Mets beat writer knows who Bailey is at this point. This was a self-deprecating joke and a good one!

The switch-hitter just likes to hit in New York. He added another hit and 2 RBI in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Mets. They clinched the series victory and will go for the sweep on Sunday. As fun as these comeback wins are, it would be swell if the Giants could just mix in a blowout victory or two as well.

Bailey is slashing .299/.355/.485 (140 wRC+) with four home runs, 18 RBI, and 14 runs in 111 plate appearances in 2024. This includes a 9.0 percent walk rate, 20.7 percent strikeout rate, and a .186 ISO. The walk and strikeout rates have improved considerably compared to last season.

Plus, the second-year player is doing a lot of his damage from the left side. Even when he was hitting well last season, much of that production came from the right side. He had generally been a better left-handed hitter in the minors, so it was an odd occurrence and one that was not sustainable.

In 2024, he has posted an .896 OPS from the left side. If he is going to do damage at the plate, that is where it needs to happen.

The Giants catcher started to make a name for himself last year and it took at least one Mets beat writer by surprise. To his credit, DiComo played off of the bit nicely on Friday night.