Staring down Andrew Benintendi, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the fourth inning of the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Friday, Marcos Molina had a unique opportunity — not only to prove he could best some of the game’s top hitters, but also that he is all the way back from a Tommy John surgery that robbed him of nearly two full developmental seasons.

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