The song “Narco”, performed by Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet, has become an anthem for New York Mets.
It’s closer Edwin Diaz‘s entrance song.
Diaz has been absurdly dominant this year, and hitters don’t stand a chance when he goes up on the mound.
Not only has his performance has improved, but his demeanor and attitude are those of a winner, a dominant pitcher coming after hitters to embarrass them.
The cool song, coupled with his incredible numbers, have made him a ninth-inning monster.
He just shared his thoughts about what hitters feel when they see him walking towards the mound.
“When you hear the trumpets, it’s game over. 🎺 via: @ESPN,” MLB tweeted, with a Diaz quote.
When you hear the trumpets, it's game over. 🎺
— MLB (@MLB) September 23, 2022
“When they play my song, hitters know they are in trouble because I’m coming in,” he said.
Hitters Usually Don’t Stand A Chance Against The Overpowering Diaz
He couldn’t be more right: he has represented trouble for opposing hitters all year long.
As of Friday afternoon, Diaz has a 1.40 ERA and a 1.02 FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) in 58 innings.
He strikes out roughly half of the hitters he faces, with his incredible 102-mph fastball and wicked slider.
He has fanned 110 hitters in 2022, or 49.5 percent of the batters he faces.
Despite being a reliever, he is third on the Mets in Wins Above Replacement, or WAR; with 2.7.
He has accumulated 31 saves and he doesn’t miss very often.
When his control and command are good, Diaz is as close to unhittable as a pitcher can be in MLB.
The Mets are certainly enjoying his contributions, and will likely make him a very rich man after the season when he reaches free agency.