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New York Mets coveted prospect Dominic Smith has hit his first dom bomb at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Subway Series.
The era of Dominic Smith has officially begun.
The young first baseman, in only his 17th career MLB at bat, has hit his first home run. Smith, who was drafted for his power and had 16 homers in Vegas, hit one for the New York Mets in the top of the seventh inning against the Yankees.
The 22-year-old lifted a high fly ball that just carried over the left field wall. You read that right, it was an opposite field home run for Smith’s first career longball.
Smith has immense strength and showed it on that home run. He didn’t hit the ball on the screws, but he was able to muscle it over the glove of the left fielder, as well as the left field fence.
Smith figures to hit a good number of these in his career, but the first one is always special. It’s a sign that a player has arrived, especially as a young power hitter.
Welcome to the show, Dom Smith.