It wasn’t the first (or the last) 0-fer of Crawford’s career, but it came in Game 2 of last year’s National League Division Series. Those were Crawford’s only career plate appearances against Syndergaard, who starts tonight for the Mets.
Crawford owns a .190/.222/.286 slash line this season, while his de facto platoon partner, Trayce Thompson, has home runs in consecutive games. Seems like an opportune time for night off, right? Dave Roberts chimed in on Crawford’s hitting and how he plans to use the 34-year-old outfielder: