Luis Guillorme’s latest gem on ‘D’ helps Mets sweep

Has anyone ordered a gold glove?

If anyone comes to Citi Field after this season, we should have Luis Guillorme’s name on it. The utility man has been flashing leather all over the court all season, delivering increasingly impressive plays.

On Saturday, in the fifth inning of the Mets’ 6-2 victory in Game 2 of their double sweep, Ehire Adrianza hit a slow ground ball to Guillorme. Instead of returning the ball first, he unloaded an 88mph strike home to bring down Travis d’Arnaud, who was heading for the plate. Guillorme’s bold decision saved a point and kept the Mets’ 3-0 lead intact.

“I don’t know if I saw that,” manager Buck Showalter said. “It’s a baseball player’s game.”

“Luis has a great baseball clock.”

It doesn’t matter the position either. Guillorme has started at second base, third base and shortstop in 2022 and has 89 outs and 166 assists for just three errors, giving him a .988 field percentage. It would be good for MLB’s premier if he qualified for one of his three positions.

Travis d’Arnaud is tagged at home by Tomas Nido on a throw by Luis Guillorme in the fifth inning of the Mets’ 6-2 win over the Braves.
Jason Szenes

Guillorme is unlikely to end up with gold in his showcase, as he is unqualified for a position, but it’s hard to imagine a world in which the defensive prodigy doesn’t deserve one. He and Francisco Lindor have formed a dazzling duo of double play in the middle of the infield, and when Guillorme moves to third, he displays a lineup that approaches that of nine-time Gold Glover winner Nolan Arenado.

The 27-year-old’s teammates can’t help but rave about his abilities. After the doubleheader, Max Scherzer said he appreciated Guillorme saving him an earned run.

“It was a huge Guillorme game,” Scherzer said. “His defense, man, is the light on what he can do defensively. Kudos to him making this game.”

New York Post

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