SF Giants social media team roasts Mets beat writer for Patrick Bailey slight

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The SF Giants squeaked by with a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday. However, it was a tweet by Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo during the game that led to a series of roasts by the Giants social media team after the game.

SF Giants social media team roasts Mets beat writer for Patrick Bailey slight

If you have not heard of Patrick Bailey yet, you will soon enough. The rookie Giants catcher has impacted the game on both sides of the ball. Not surprisingly, his arrival has coincided with a long stretch of good play by San Francisco.

His contributions were on full display in New York on Friday night. Bailey came to the plate in the top of the eighth inning with two runners on and one out. He blasted a three-run homer to center field, giving the Giants a 5-4 lead. That proved to be the decisive play of the game. Evidently, DiComo had not heard of Bailey before that hit:

That was not the only key play from Bailey. The 24-year-old threw out Starling Marte in the bottom of the ninth as he was attempting to steal second base. It was the first time that a Mets runner had been caught stealing since May 10. The Mets, who had a 91 percent success rate on stolen base attempts in 2023, were thrown out for just the seventh time.

The Giants social media team took full advantage of introducing Bailey to the public:

That was not the only roasting of the night:

The Giants rookie has quickly and quietly become one of the best defensive catchers in baseball. Plus, he continues to excel at the plate as he is slashing .322/.347/.557 (144 wRC+) with five home runs, 26 RBI, and 13 runs in 123 plate appearances this year. He has been worth 1.7 fWAR, which ranks as the fourth-best mark among National League catchers

So, yes, people should be paying attention to Bailey. On a different note, I do hope that what DiComo said was in jest.

The Mets beat writer does vote for the end-of-year awards. And, with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), there are financial incentives for the top vote-getters in categories such as Rookie of the Year. This is especially important to someone like Bailey who is likely going to be somehwere in the mix by the end of the year.