Michael Conforto celebrated his postseason debut by taking Zack Greinke deep
October: When the lights are brighter, the crowds are bigger and the baseball is weirder. It's a time for the grizzled veterans -- the very best of the best who have been here before and can keep their cool when the chips are down. Rookies need not apply.
... or so one might have thought, at least, before Mets rookie Michael Conforto announced his presence in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers. Sure, it was his first postseason at-bat, in Dodger Stadium, with Zack Greinke on the mound -- but, it was no big deal. He just hit a laser off the right-field foul pole to give New York a 2-0 lead.
Don't look now, but the Year of the Rookie might be turning into the Postseason of the Rookie.