Yoenis Cespedes’ moonshot
Yoesnis Cespedes was the biggest piece to the Mets’ 2015 postseason run. A trade from the Detroit Tigers on the final day of the trade deadline is all it took.
Cespedes quickly made his name in the Mets lineup the moment he showed up. All he did in the 57 regular-season games after the trade was hit seventeen home runs and drive in forty-four runs to help lead the Mets to a division crown for the first time since 2006.
Cespedes carried his hot finish into the postseason that year and for our next moment, we find ourselves in Game 3 of the NLDS where the Mets faced off with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Mets and Dodgers split the first two games in Los Angeles and the Mets had a chance to finish it off with two games at Citi Field. The Dodgers jumped out to score three in the second inning and it was a bad feeling at Citi Field.
In the bottom of the second though the Mets came storming back to take the lead with a Travis d’Arnaud RBI single and then a huge bases-loaded double by Curtis Granderson that brought in three.
Later in the fourth inning, the Mets had a 7-3 lead, and up came the hot bat of Yoenis Cespedes. With two runners on for Cespedes, he unleashed a rocket of a 440 foot shot to left field that left the stadium in what felt like milliseconds. Just asked Ernie Johnson who made the call on TBS:
“And that ball is absolutely scorched to left. A three-run shot!”
That shot put the Dodgers to sleep where the Mets went on to win Game 3 and it led to finishing the series off in five games to send the Mets to the NLCS.