MIAMI – Amed Rosario was sent to his room without dinner on Sunday.
One day after loitering at the bases (he only came first in a pop-up window that fell among the outfielders, when he should have reached the second), Rosario was absent from the starting lineup in the Mets' 6-2 victory over the Marlins .
The shortstop finally entered the game in the seventh part of a double breaker that eliminated Adeiny Hechavarria.
Although manager Mickey Callaway initially told reporters that Rosario was at the bank as part of a scheduled day off, he later told SNY broadcasters that the shortstop was being punished.
"I think some of the things we do internally should stay with us, but I think Rosie knows some of the reasons why she did not play today," Callaway said after the game. "And most of all I want to see Hech out there, I want to make Hech go, he's been hitting the bat well, all the other things are things that should be done sometimes."
When the Mets visited Marlins Park for the last time in May, the manager was questioned for not disciplining Robinson Cano, who had not been able to execute several plays. Callaway defended Cano during that stretch and, to some extent, adopted the same approach with Rosario on Sunday.
"[Rosario] He does a great job, he always rushes, "Callaway said." The only time he did not do it, the ball falls and he should have been at second base. That is a learning lesson for him. But this guy works every day and has progressed in every part of his game. I'm happy with Rosie. "
Callaway said the situation was solved on Saturday night, and that teammates also informed Rosario that he had made a mistake.
"I think I got caught up in the excitement of jumping," Rosario said. "It was not the best decision to make."
Rosario said she does not think Callaway surprised him.
"It's my style of play where I'm always aggressive," Rosario said. "And this time you noticed that I left my foot off the accelerator."