Michael Conforto hit his first career homer, a three-run drive.
”It was just a blur,” Conforto said. ”The whole trip around the bases was just a flash in my mind. It’s a moment I’ll never forget.”
Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East.
”Very nice, a good night for him,” manager Terry Collins said. ”That’s why we got him. We got him to be that guy in the middle of the lineup who drives in those big runs.”