The first place New York Mets pummeled the Colorado Rockies last night 14-9 in one of those mile high slugfests.
The new kid in town had the best game of his young career.
Yoenis Cespedes started it off with a double in the first inning and came around to score the first run of the game.
In the 2nd inning the Mets loaded the bases and Cespedes cleared them, launching a 369 ft. grand slam to right center. This gave the Mets a 6-1 lead.
Yoenis smacked his 2nd homer of the game, a 445ft. blast to center, leading off in the 4th. At this point New York was winning 8-4.
The Rockies clawed back and tied the game 8-8 in the 5th. It stayed tied only until Cespedes next at bat, when he hit another bomb to right center (442ft.) to give the Mets back the lead, 10-8.
In the 8th Yoenis singled, stole a base, and scored on a double by WIlmer Flores.
Cespedes came up in the 9th with a last chance to make baseball and Mets history by clubbing a fourth, He ripped a mean drive to right center that was chased down by Rockie Carlos González.
What a game! And lots more happened but I'm going to save that for a microscopic breakdown on a future post.
From ESPN's Matt Snyder
At least five runs, seven RBI and three homers in the same game:
Shawn Green, 5/23/2002
Alex Rodriguez, 4/2/2000
Tino Martinez, 4/2/97
Don Demeter, 9/12/61
Joe Adcock, 7/31/54
Gil Hodges, 8/31/50
Walker Cooper, 7/6/49
Jim Tabor, 7/4/39
Same list, but let's add a stolen base ...
>Only twice since 2012 has a player accumulated at least 15 total bases in a game. Lonnie Chisenhall on June 9 last season and Cespedes on Friday.
>Cuban-born players with at least 15 total bases in a game: Cespedes
>Cuban-born players with at least three homers and seven RBI in a game: Jose Canseco (6/13/94) and Cespedes.
>Cuban-born players with at least three homers in a game: Canseco (6/13/94 and 7/3/88), Tony Oliva (7/3/73), Roman Mejias (5/4/58) and Cespedes.
Take a bow, Mr. Cespedes. That was quite a game.
Just take a look at that box score.
LETS GO METS!!
Special thanks goes out to METSINGAROUND for the Cespedes .gif.