In His Debut, Amed Rosario Displays His Rawness in a Mets Loss
“I’m anxious to see him play, and I hope he can just relax
and play the game without thinking he’s got to prove too much,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said.
Still, he said his first major league game was “a tremendous experience.”
Collins said of Rosario, “He handled himself great.”
Nolan Arenado, who hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, then smacked the game-winning R. B.I.
Collins said the Mets would have no set third baseman, so Neil Walker, Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera could see action there.
“They all want to play, so it’ll be challenging to make sure we get at-bats for guys,” Collins said.
“And less than one year later, he’s in the big leagues,” Reyes said.
It was Las Vegas Manager Pedro Lopez calling to tell the 21-year-old Rosario, the Mets’ shortstop of the future
and one of the top prospects in baseball, that he was being called up to the major leagues.
“I try not to take what’s going on outside to the field,
and I try to give my best in games and leave everything else in God’s hands,” Rosario said in Spanish.