Michael Conforto’s 2017 season got off to an awkward start.
The Mets outfielder’s name was initially skipped during player introductions before Monday afternoon’s game against the Braves at Citi Field.
As Mets radio voice Howie Rose was announcing the team to the crowd, the television camera went to Conforto, who wears No. 30. But pitcher Steven Matz’s name was announced instead. Conforto had a confused look on his face at first, but cracked a smile. Matz, who wears No. 32, leaned into the television shot, smiled and waved.
Rose then proceeded to announce the other players with pitcher Matt Harvey, who wears No. 33, following Matz. Conforto, however, had his name announced to the crowd at the end of the introductions.
The Mets said Conforto’s name was accidently skipped.
Conforto did not appear in the Mets’ 6-0 win.