1. Luis Guillorme's first home run came in a huge moment
When Guillorme came up to the big leagues, he was not known for his power. In fact in his limited playing time in 2018 in the 67 at-bats he had, he did not hit a single home run. But in 2019, again without a home run and in a big spot with the Mets down 3-2 against division rival, the Washington Nationals on an August night, he did something no one saw coming.
On August 10, with the Mets on a seven-game winning streak and down 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth against the Nats, the Mets decided to let Guillorme pinch hit to lead off the inning. With no one expecting him to hit a home run, the Mets brought him up thinking he could be a table setter in this inning but Guillorme had other ideas. With the count full facing off against veteran reliever Fernando Rodney, Guillorme hit a solo home run for his first home run of his career to tie the game at three and send Citi Field into a frenzy. The Mets went on to take the lead in the inning and get the eventual win over the Nats, 4-3 for their eighth straight win.
I don't think many, especially me when I was watching this game thought that Guillorme of all people would hit a home run in that spot. Again, when he was called up, he was not known for his power at all but he put it on display there. It was an amazing moment for him to hit his first home run of his career.