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Perhaps the New York Mets last missing ingredient in 2016, Jay Bruce, finally smacked a home run, a 2-run shot at Marlins Park.
If there’s just one missing ingredient for the New York Mets NL Wild Card run in 2016, it’s the production of trade deadline acquisition Jay Bruce.
Bruce, who came to the Mets with 25 home runs and 80 runs batted in on his ledger, has only hit five dingers and produced 12 runs since.
Tonight, at Marlins Park, Bruce did something that gave all of Mets fandom hope.
In the 2nd-inning with a runner on, Bruce went deep to right field off Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler (video above). Curtis Granderson was the man on the pond as he previously forced a walk.
If Bruce can actually get hot, this Mets lineup would suddenly look and feel dangerous heading into the most critical time of the baseball season: October. One thing’s for sure, playing on the road can only do him good in the relaxation department.