Yoenis Cespedes, a good and righteous baseball man, got in on the Mets’ ongoing beatdown of the Dodgers with this massive three-run jack:
It’s no longer the baseball preseason. Time to get your ass fired up for the regular fall season of America’s Pastime. Read all our playoff team previews here. Today, you’re getting to know … THE NEW YORK METS.
Every right-thinking baseball fan is also a Yoenis Cespedes fan—and he has been hitting like Babe Ruth since joining the Mets at the trade deadline—but man this is an absolutely brutal error.
We’re used to writing about the Mets for other reasons around here, so please forgive me if I make any mistakes while trying to play this one straight, but the Mets offense absolutely went bonkers Monday night, and it increasingly looks like they are going to skate right into the playoffs.
Deadline acquisition Yoenis Cespedes’s eighth-inning home run put the finishing touches on the Mets’ 3-0 win over the Rockies last night, a victory that put them 3.5 games up in the NL East. It was Cespedes’s first homer as a Met, and he says it’s all about his neon tribute to a little avian gatecrasher.
A weird thing happened in the top of the third inning of last night’s game between the Reds and Tigers. Right as Anibal Sanchez was about to deliver the first pitch of the inning, everyone realized that the Tigers had no left fielder. Where was Yoenis Cespedes?
The Tigers have acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes from the Red Sox for starter Rick Porcello and a minor-league pitcher.
Cincinnati Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton started his matchup against Yoenis Cespedes in the eighth last night by whizzing a fastball up near his chin. Broxton ended up paying dearly for it.
The A's, with the best record in baseball, are unequivocally going for it, acquiring starter Jon Lester from the Red Sox. But man, this was more than a typical deadline rental: the trade is reportedly Lester and Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes.
For the second time in two games, Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes gunned down a baserunner in spectacular fashion.
Did you see Yoenis Cespedes's incredible throw from last night? If you haven't, you need to go watch it right now. And then you need to look at this cool Vine:
The only reason Howie Kendrick turned third and ran home was because Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes let Mike Trout's hit initially get away from him in the eighth inning. The key word is "initially." Cespedes compensated for his error with a flawless throw home to get Kendrick out. Watch the minimal movement by…
Susan Slusser and Demian Bulwa detail the harsh journey Yoenis Céspedes's family endured to reach the U.S.: "Their travels included four countries, six boat rides, two trips to jail, an immigration raid, accusations of human trafficking and a dispute with a Dominican baseball agent." [San Francisco Chronicle]
The Athletics are bad. They are last in the league in hits, total bases, RBIs, batting average, slugging percentage, and OBP. (Semi-silver lining: they have grounded into the fewest double plays, but only because no one's ever on base.) They're not mathematically eliminated just yet, but man, if ever a team was…
So I thought I'd get this out in the open now, before the season starts and I'm forced to embarrass myself publicly: I don't know how to pronounce A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes's name.
What is going on Oakland? (No, not this.) Billy Beane's done some things. He traded two young All-Star starters, Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill, to the Nationals and Diamondbacks. He traded away his closer, Andrew Bailey, and Craig Breslow, another reliable reliever. Then he traded away two more starters, Guillermo…
Maybe you remember Aleksey Vayner, the man whose video résumé took the snarking corners of the internet by storm in 2006. Or perhaps you're familiar with the glossy books that MLB superagent Scott Boras prints up to pitch his clients to MLB teams. And, you know, if you're familiar with both of these things, perhaps…