In last night’s wild game against the Rockies, Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a single, a double, and three home runs, and drove in seven runs. Late in the game, this had Josh hoping for a Cespedes Miracle. That would have taken Cespedes adding a triple and and a fourth home run so that he'd have hit for the cycle and become the first Met to park four in a game.
Didn’t happen. But Lewin didn’t air any grievances.
He did point out that the game could be broken down into three sets. The Mets won the first set, 7-1. The Rockies won the second, 6-1. And the Mets took the third and final set 5-1.
The New York Daily News’ Kristie Ackert, another Seinfeld fan, has the story:
DENVER — The airing of the grievances should be over for Mets fans, as Friday night Yoenis Cespedes performed the feats of strength.
The center fielder crushed three home runs, had five hits and drove in seven runs — all career highs — to power the Mets to a 14-9 win at Coors Field.
With the win, the Mets (65-56) moved a season-high five games ahead of the Nationals, who were routed by the Brewers, in the NL East. The Mets have now won nine straight over the hapless Rockies (49-71).
It was a career-night for the 29-year-old Cuban outfielder, who came up a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Cespedes tied a franchise high with the three homers. His seven RBI equaled the third-most in team history.
“Every hitter has a night when he is locked in and he is not going to miss a ball,” Cespedes said through an interpreter. “Tonight was like that.”
Asked if this was his best night, he said, “Yes.”
The center fielder went 5-for-6 and became the first Met this season to notch five hits in a game. He doubled in the first and singled in the eighth. He also scored five runs and stole a base on a rare night.
According to Baseball-Reference.com, Cespedes is the first player since 1922 with five hits, five runs, seven RBI and a stolen base in a game. Reb Russell did it on Aug. 8 of that year for the Pirates against the Phillies.
Washington lost. Mets are now 5 up on the Nats.
FWIW: I think Familia should have been credited with a save. A 5 run lead in the bottom of the 9th in Coors Field is like a 2 run lead with runners on 2nd and 3rd and nobody out in any other ballpark.
Photo of Cespedes hitting his third home run last night by Chris Humphreys of USA Today Sports via the New York Daily News.