DENVER — James McCann was signed by the Mets in part because of the big arm he possesses behind the plate.
That arm unleashed a strike to Francisco Lindor with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday at Coors Field. Trevor Story, attempting to steal second base, was out and the Mets (following a replay review that confirmed the call) departed with a 2-1 victory over the Rockies.
“That was on the money, huh?” manager Luis Rojas said, referring to McCann’s throw. “And also the tag from Lindor to finish it. But a quick release from McCann and a better throw.”
Story singled with two outs against Edwin Diaz, who said he was focused on the batter, Charlie Blackmon.
“I was focused on making my pitches since we already had two outs,” Diaz said. “I wasn’t really focused on Story there. I executed the pitch that I wanted — it was a high fastball. The fact that he did get a late jump was the reason why we were able to get him out there.”
McCann, who arrived over the winter on a four-year contract worth…