Cespedes came to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning of a tied game versus the Marlins. You probably know what’s coming next. Yup — Cespedes clobbered a 1-1 fastball from Nick Wittgren deep into the New York night, thereby securing the win:
This being Cespedes, he celebrated with a bat flip:
And, for whatever reason, with an empty bubble-gum bucket:
The Mets looked like they were about out of the race as recently as a week or so ago. They’ve since gone 7-3 over their last 10, and now sit 2.5 games back of a wild-card spot. With two more games against the Marlins to go, the Mets could well position themselves for another late-season run.
If they do, you can bet Cespedes will be a big part of it.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: Cespedes hits massive walkoff home run, celebrates in style