Yoenis Cespedes had gotten off to a slow start this season. In his first seven games, he was hitting .154 with one home run, one RBI, and seven strikeouts. Cespedes turned all that around in one game on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night, the Mets took on the Phillies in what seems to be their favorite ballpark, Citizens Bank ballpark. The Mets have absolutely raked there the past couple of seasons. They did just that on Tuesday night as they put up 14 runs on 20 hits. Who else was right in the middle of it all but Yoenis Cespedes.
In his first at-bat, Cespedes fell behind 0-1 and was put onto a knee from a Clay Buchholz curveball. Cespedes then got up and smacked an 0-2 fastball over the centerfield fence for a three run shot.
At-bat number three. Following an Asdrubal Cabrera solo shot, Yo steps in and quickly gets ahead 2-0. After watching a called strike one, Yo fouls off a slider down and in to make it 2-2. Adam Morgan doubled up on the slider and missed his spot this time, and Cespedes made him pay. Cespedes hit a long, towering 428 foot solo shot to left.
At-bat number four. With the Mets already up 8-2, Cespedes stepped in facing Adam Morgan again. Cespedes absolutely clobbered a 1-1 92 MPH fastball right down to the middle 382 feet for another solo shot.
At-bat number five. Looking for home run number four, Cespedes stepped in in the seventh facing Joely Rodriguez. Cespedes laced a sharp line drive double to the centerfield fence.
4-for-6, three homers, a double, three runs scored, five runs batted in. Yoenis Cespedes, have yourself a day.