August 4, 2021

Luis Guillorme belts second career homer in Mets’ win (New York Post)


Everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a right. But could one aberration maybe offset another?

Two days after slick-fielding Luis Guillorme uncharacteristically committed three errors in a game, the fill-in shortstop managed to do something Wednesday that has been just as rare throughout his baseball career: He homered.

Guillorme hit the third of the three Mets home runs, which accounted for all the scoring, in a 7-0 victory over the Reds at Great American Ballpark. It was just his second home run in 156 career MLB games (282 at-bats) to go with the 12 he launched over 618 games, 2,263 at-bats and eight seasons in the minors.

“I get messed with all the time,” Guillorme said of being teased by teammates for his power numbers. “You get used to that after a while. It’s been my whole career. It’s always good not to have a zero in the home run column.”

Guillorme spoke after the game with the Mets’ passed-around WWE championship belt draped over his left shoulder, courtesy of Dom Smith. It has become common practice for the Mets to use the belt to acknowledge rebounding from adversity.

Luis Guillorme
Luis Guillorme
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