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Two innings later, Conforto drilled a double to the center-field wall, and followed with a single to left in the sixth.
This is how Michael Conforto, the 10th pick in last year’s MLB draft, hits, his swing sweet and compact, the line drives spraying from foul line to foul line.
Combine his own competitive pedigree with that of Michael’s mother, the former Tracie Ruiz, an Olympic gold medalist in synchronized swimming (she is divorced from Michael’s father), and you would have an insight into how Michael the Met got here ahead of his time.
“My approach is the same everywhere I go,” the son said.
When his son ran across the diamond to left field to start the game, that’s when it truly hit him: My boy is a big-leaguer.
“You remember all those times on all those fields when he was five and six years old,” the father said.
The word conforto in Italian means comfort or support.
The worst-hitting team in the big leagues got a great deal of both on Saturday night, when a 22-year-old outfielder very much lived up to his dictionary definition, and the Mets, unaccountably, rained hits all over Flushing.
Soon after the season ended, Bravo approached her about doing her own reality series, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. The Australian native took her first salon job at age 14, and went on to train in London for eight years.
They were five rows behind home plate Saturday night, in David Wright’s seats, taking in a thoroughly remarkable Game 2 of Michael the Met’s big-league career — one in which the most anemic offense on earth morphed into the ’27 Yankees, spanking out 21 hits, including home runs from one of the newest Mets, Kelly Johnson, and Daniel Murphy and two from Lucas Duda. I might ask him to move out here or something.” The game was not even three innings old and the Mets had five runs and seven hits, and never let up.
“All the games he’s been to this year, I’ve played really well,” Michael the Met said of his father. Here was Conforto, rapping an RBI single off poor Zach Lee, the Dodgers’ luckless starter making his own big-league debut, in the first, and then ripping a double to the right-field corner in the third.
Michael the father joked about how the acquisition of Juan Uribe and Johnson makes his son only the third-newest Met position player.
“Doesn’t take long to be yesterday’s news,” he said.
Michael Conforto didn’t just get the first, second, third and fourth hits of his big-league career in a 15-2 victory over the Dodgers.