clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Yoenis Cespedes hit 3 of the Mets’ 7 dingers

Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at Yoenis Cespedes’ big day, a cat on the field, and the Cubs Villainy Meter.

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day. Trying to find all of it while on your way to work or sitting at your desk just isn’t easy. It’s OK, though. We’re going to do the heavy lifting for you each morning and find the things you need to see from within the SB Nation baseball network, as well as from elsewhere. Please hold your applause until the end, or at least until after you subscribe to the newsletter.

* * *

Yoenis Cespedes has always been known for his power, whether you're talking about his bat or his arm or just the sheer size of the dude. That power has only become more noticeable since moving to the Mets, where he blasted 17 homers in 57 games after a 2015 trade, then hit 31 a year ago. He's picked up where he left off, too, as he has four homers in this young campaign after blasting three against the Phillies on Tuesday night.

Cespedes went deep in the first with a three-run shot, hit a solo dinger in the fourth, then added a third solo blast in the fifth. These weren't the only homers the Mets hit against the Phillies, though: overall, New York went yard seven times — Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d'Arnaud added one each, while Lucas Duda hit two shots of his own — and ended up winning 14-4.

You can watch all three Cespedes' homers in this video, and just know that when you do, you're watching a little bit of Mets' history. No other player had ever managed two three-homer games in their Mets' career: Cespedes previously pulled off the feat back in August of 2015, during his first weeks with the club. The longer he can keep this up, the better his long-term deal with New York is going to look.

  • The Cubs can't be the lovable underdogs anymore, as they've won a World Series and look as ready as anyone ever has to get into the dynasty business. Are they villains already, though? Our goal is to track that throughout 2017.
  • These five AL West players will determine the fate of their team in 2017. That's a lot of pressure, but hey, someone has to be the most important.
  • The Marlins put a temporary stop to the use of their home run sculpture on Tuesday, as there was a cat roaming around the outfield. Baseball cats are a time-honored tradition, and the Marlins handled this well.