The Mets had the whole Star Wars theme working Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. Princess Leia was there in costume and a bobble-head of Obi-Wan Canobi was distributed to fans with the likeness of Robinson Cano. But no one carried a bigger lightsaber on this day than Mets catcher Wilson Ramos.
Sure, backup catcher Tomas Nido secured the Mets’ 5-4 victory with a walk-off home run in the 13th inning. But the Mets would have never gotten there without Ramos, who drove in four runs on three hits, including two home runs.
Between their two catchers the Mets got three homers and five RBIs.
“We got all of our production from the catcher’s spot tonight,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “It was like Mike Piazza back there or something.”
Nido got the hand slaps and hugs for hitting the game-winning blast, but the Mets didn’t forget about Ramos, who has now hit three home runs in his past two games after just two previous homers all season. Ramos has been working hard with hitting coach Chili Davis in the batting cage on making contact while the ball is at the front of the plate. It’s starting to pay dividends.