New York Mets: Gavin Cecchini Clobbers 1st Career HR off Clayton Kershaw (Video)

Jun 19, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Mets second baseman Gavin Cecchini (2) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (right) during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets prospect Gavin Cecchini smashes his first career home run on Monday night against Clayton Kershaw

In the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium, Gavin Cecchini turned heads. 

The New York Mets prospect hit his first career home run off Los Angeles Dodgers stud Clayton Kershaw in just his third plate appearance of the season.

A typical high 70 mph hanging curveball that Kershaw uses to make most elite batters look foolish, was right where Cecchini wanted it.

The second basemen deposited it over the left-field fence, scoring Travis Travis d’Arnaud, and quickly suited all Dodger fans.

According to MLB.com, Cecchini is the Mets’ No. 6 prospect. However, he looked like an experienced veteran on that one.

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Last Thursday, in response to Neil Walker’s hamstring injury. Gavin Cecchini was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Many wondered why Terry Collins decided to play Cecchini at the last minute before this one. Now, Collins looks like a genius, and New York may have just found their new secret weapon.


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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.