New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes decided to bust out in a major way at Coors Field on Friday night with 3 HR and 7 RBI.
- New York Mets 14 (65-56) – Colorado Rockies 9 (49-71)
- Cespedes: 5-6, 3 HR (GS), 7 RBI, 5 R
- d’Arnaud: 1-5, HR, RBI
- Conforto: 1-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
- Gilmartin: 2.1, ER, 2 H, W
By Robby Sabo
Perhaps the great Jerry Seinfeld knew exactly what he was talking about when he proclaimed that this was a “Cespedes for the rest of us.”
Cespedes smashed a cool three home runs and seven runs batted in. His performance included a grand slam in the second inning.
Yoenis Céspedes hits 3 home runs & drives in 7 as Mets beat Rockies, 14-9. Cespedes’ 5 hits is his new career high. pic.twitter.com/ACgOZS6p4g
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 22, 2015
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 22, 2015
Cespedes finished with five hits on the night. This number trumped the rest of the lineup as only three Mets picked up more than one hit (Wilmer Flores, Kelly Johnson and Curtis Granderson).
Starter Bartolo Colon was dreadful in Colorado again. He managed to only go 3.2 innings as he yielded seven runs and nine hits on the night. Sean Gilmartin picked up the win in his 2.1 innings of relief.
After a stellar start to his career, young Rockies starter Jon Gray was punished by the Mets. His seven runs allowed in just 1.2 innings will surely have him going back to the drawing board.
The Mets now move back to nine games over .500 and lead the NL East by five games thanks to the Washington Nationals 10-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
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