Mets Vs Marlins
August 4, 2015 in Sports News
After spending months buried in the basement of the offensive stats, the Mets now seem an unstoppable force and much of that has to do with the arrival of “La Potencia” which translates to the power, the Cuban Yoenis Céspedes who matched a franchise record with three doubles and drove in four runs on Monday evening which lead New York to a 12-1 win over the Miami Marlins aided in no small measure by a superb job from Bartolo Colon.
This is the second time since the stellar break the Mets have scored in the double digits, adding to the success was the failure of Washington that allowed them to climb to the of top of the division, and judging by the many colors of jerseys and cheers from the public, it was as if the fish were outcasts in their own land, while the Queen’s team were cheered on each of their movements.
The first standing ovation of 23.119 fans at the Marlins park in Little Havana came in the second inning when rookie Michael Conforto made a ball disappeared with two on board over Tom Koehler, this was the first clear sign that the locals were not in control despite their best efforts, which was confirmed in a four-run fifth inning that set the Mets apart, It was in the same inning when the second standing ovation was witnessed from a double with two bases from Céspedes, when fans of both sides of the spectrum hailed the Cuban as a hero.
The former star of the Cuban national team was received with cheers and applause in his first appearance where he hit an identical homer and each of his moves were followed by the local public, who wants to see him sporting the Marlins uniform in a not too distant future, Céspedes would score with the aid of Wilmer Flores who quickly become the emotional hero of this club after his “crying” over what he thought would be his last chance at-bat on Friday as a New York Met.
But the boy from Cuba was not done and in the sixth hit another double over Andre Rienzo that found two men on base for the tenth run of the night for the Mets, on the pitcher side, was a comfortable Colon spreading only one run and six hits, and overcoming with experience the Marlins’ batters over eight innings, the 42 year old Dominican veteran marks his tenth win of the season in 14 appearances for the New York team.