Notes on Yoenis Cespedes’ historic night at the plate
On Friday night in Denver, Yoenis Cespedes went 5-for-6 with three home runs and seven RBI to aid the Mets in their 14-9 win over Colorado.
Here are some notes on Cespedes in what became a historic night:
- Yoenis Cespedes had a career-high three home runs against the Rockies on Friday, tying a team record for a single game.
- It was the 12th time a Met hit three home runs in a game and it’s the third time this year it’s happened. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was the first in franchise history to hit three home runs in a single home game on July 12 against the Diamondbacks, and Lucas Duda became the second player in franchise history to hit three in one home game on July 29 against the Padres.
- 2015 is the first season in franchise history the club has had three players hit three home runs in one game in the same season. In 1985, Gary Carter and Darryl Strawberry each did it.
- The 2011 Brewers were the last team to have three players hit three home runs in a game in the same season.
- Cespedes’ seven RBI are tied for the third-most in franchise history. It is the 11th time a Met has had seven or more RBI in game and first since Carlos Delgado had a team record nine RBI on June 27, 2008 in the first game of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.
- Cespedes had a career-high five runs scored. It ties the second-most runs scored in a game in team history. The last Met to score five runs was Luis Castillo on June 27, 2008 in the first game of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.
- Cespedes had 14 total bases on Friday night. That is the second-most in team history, behind Edgardo Alfonzo‘s 16 total bases on August 30, 1999.
- He also had a career-high five hits. That ties the second-most hits in a game in franchise history. Ronny Paulino was the last Met to record five hits in a game – he did so on May 1, 2011 against the Phillies in a 14-inning game. The last Met to have five hits in a nine-inning game was Carlos Delgado on August 21, 2008 vs. Atlanta.