Yoenis Cespedes swung so hard he fell down, dusted himself off, then homered 3 times in 4 ABs
Yoenis Cespedes is action personified. His swing, bright-yellow sleeve, outfield throws, even his cars combine to make the human equivalent of a "Fast and the Furious" movie. He put all of that on display in one glorious at-bat against the Phillies on Tuesday night.
Facing Clay Bucholz in the top of the first, Cespedes corkscrewed himself straight into a sitting position on the first pitch of the at-bat. After fouling off a curveball to go down 0-2, the man of action blasted Buchholz's fastball to dead center field.
Just keep swinging. �� pic.twitter.com/Ha6Sy41mrz- MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2017
Statcast™ may have measured the ball at 105 mph off the bat, but the sheer joy Cespedes created in one plate appearance? That's immeasurable.
Yo fouled out in his next at-bat, but then, in the fourth inning, he went deep again:
And just to fully make sure we knew the whiff and fall was a fluke, he decided to hit another dinger in the fifth:
Cespedes is the fifth active player to have three homers at Citizens Bank Park -- joining Jose Reyes, Charlie Blackmon, Ryan Braun and Jayson Werth -- and is the first Mets player with multiple three-homer games (he did it in 2015). The exit velocities were also very nice:
Exit velocities on Cespedes' three homers:- Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 12, 2017
No. 1: 105.2 mph
No. 2: 109.3 mph
No. 3: 108.3 mph
And here's a look at all three in one magical GIF:
Cespedes finished the night with four hits and five RBIs and, along with his teammates, hit SEVEN total homers against Philadelphia pitching. The Mets won by a final score of 14-4.