For you Met fans who have been waiting for Cespedes to break out …the wait is over.
Cespedes, acquired by New York from Detroit in a trade deadline deal July 31, began the power display with a slam off rookie Jon Gray in the Mets’ six-run second inning, helping New York take a 7-1 lead. It was the second slam of his career.
Cespedes has hit five home runs since joining the Mets and has 23 home runs overall this season.
With the win the Mets increased their first place lead to 5 games over the Washington Nationals who lost earlier to the Brewers 10-3.