MIAMI — AJ Ramos expects his roommate to emerge just fine from his recent bad days at the office.
The Mets reliever, who shares a Manhattan apartment with Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, said he would be surprised if his roommate was affected by the boos he’s received at Yankee Stadium. Stanton heard it maybe the loudest on Sunday, after striking out five times against the Orioles.
“It’s expected,” Ramos said. “I expect if I didn’t do well, I would get booed as well. It’s just you have a shorter leash [in New York]. If you have one bad game, they boo you then. Expectations are high, so it’s something that definitely is not a surprise. I don’t think it surprises him either.”
Ramos and Stanton began living together as Marlins teammates in 2012, along with pitcher Ricky Nolasco. In New York, Ramos says he’s barely seen Stanton.
“We were both there for a home series [last week], but it’s going good,” Ramos said. “We tried to get the best place for both of us as far as distance, and I think we did a decent job.”
Zack Wheeler was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday morning in Las Vegas before traveling to South Florida to rejoin the Mets. The right-hander will be recalled from Triple-A to start against the Marlins on Wednesday, allowing manager Mickey Callaway to keep Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman in the bullpen.
The Mets entered play with four comeback victories, which was tied for the second-highest total in the major leagues with the Angels and Brewers. The Red Sox were first with five. All three of the Mets’ victories in Washington were come-from-behind.