Bartolo Colon hitting a home run against the San Diego Padres back in 2016 has some company in the New York Mets archives. The recent addition of Daniel Vogelbach to the roster was sure to bring out some classic moments. Coincidentally enough, he got his chance against the same team Colon homered against.
In the late-inning rally by the Mets, Vogelbach found himself on second base and eager to score. He got his chance going from first to home in 8 seconds.
Eight seconds doesn’t seem so bad to go 180 feet. Do the Mets have a pinch-hitter and pinch-runner on their roster?
Mets slugger Daniel Vogelbach has some decent wheels on him
ESPN’s Sunday Night Broadcast couldn’t have had a more wonderful moment to highlight the game. This is the kind of clip we should see at the opening of every sports broadcast across the country. Men built like freight trains shouldn’t chug so quickly on flat ground.
What’s even better? This was just game one of his career with the Mets. We should expect more highlights like this as he ends up becoming one of those guys with more incredible highlights than actual numbers. Does anyone else smell a memorable walk-off home run trot in his future?
Personally, I cannot wait to see some fantastic defensive plays when he’s forced into a game.
Sunday Night broadcasts are typically kind of lame and this one was at least able to give us some memories. Mark Canha or Mark Can-ya as he explained had the personality the league wishes Mike Trout did.
Most important of all, the Mets won! They avoided the sweep. They snapped a three-game losing streak. There is a distance of 1.5 games between them and the Atlanta Braves. The Mets won’t be back in action again until Tuesday for game one of two versus the New York Yankees. On off-day, spend your night enjoying Vogelbach highlights.