Yoenis Cespedes attempts to blast baseball into space, flips bat like it's business as usual
When the stage is at its brightest, Yoenis Cespedes seems to play his best baseball. Entering NLDS Game 3 against the Dodgers on Monday, he held a .319/.360/.532 slash line with two homers and seven RBIS In 47 postseason at-bats. And at Citi Field, under some pretty bright 2013 Midsummer Classic lights, he was super-human.
So, it was hard to be surprised when the Mets outfielder demolished a fourth-inning, three-run home run on Monday faster than you can say Yoenis Cespedes Milanes:
And then flipped his bat like "oops, I did it again."
Statcast estimated the homer's exit velocity at 111 mph. We're no scientists, but we're pretty sure that's the same exit velocity needed to break through the Earth's atmosphere to reach the deepest and darkest regions of space:
Anyway, the homer helped New York break open the game and cruise to an eventual 13-7 victory. The Mets and Dodgers will play Game 4 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS.