BOSTON, MA - JULY 28: Manager Luis Rojas and Andres Gimenez #60 of the New York Mets celebrates after Gimenez scored in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 28, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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New York Mets top prospect Andres Gimenez beats Boston Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi for the first hit in his young career. 

It didn’t take long before Andres Gimenez made his mark for the New York Mets. In the first at-bat of his first career start, Gimenez slashed a base hit to left field off Nathan Eovaldi.

Gimenez is a top-100 prospect in baseball and ESNY‘s fifth-ranked Mets prospect. He was a surprise addition to the Mets’ 30-man roster, but he’s made his presence felt.

The Mets have used Gimenez as a pinch-runner and late-inning defensive substitute so far, but Wednesday was his first start. He’s the youngest player on the Mets’ 30-man roster at just 21-years-old.

This is likely the first of many for Gimenez. The Mets can dream of a future infield that features him and Amed Rosario. That’s likely the plan for 2021 and beyond, with Robinson Cano eventually moving to DH.

This is a moment that Gimenez will surely never forget. Here’s to a long career filled with many more firsts for Andres Gimenez.

Later on in the night, Gimenez belted his first career extra-base hit and RBI. His triple with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Robinson Cano.

The Gimenez RBI triple gave the New York Mets a 3-2 lead.

It was all for naught as the Mets’ bullpen blew up. Justin Wilson gave up three runs in the top of the eighth to give the Red Sox the lead.

The Mets offense tried to claw it back. Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth. The Mets loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth, but only managed to score one run.

The New York Mets fall to the Boston Red Sox 6-5 despite Gimenez’s huge night.

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