Eduardo Escobar Hits For The Cycle And New York Mets Fans Are Living The Dream

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  • New York Mets’ third baseman Eduardo Escobar hit for the cycle in an 11-5 win over the Padres.
  • Escobar became the 11th player in franchise history to hit for the cycle
  • The Mets are now 38-19 and have the best record in the National League
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It’s a pretty good damn good time to be a fan of the New York Mets’.

In the offseason, team owner Steve Cohen and second-year GM Billy Epler made some significant changes to the face of the organization, including bringing in big names such as Escobar, Max Scherzer and new manager Buck Showalter.

Those moves appear to paying on.

Escobar, a 2021 MLB All-Star with the Arizonda Diamondbacks, hit a home run in the eighth inning of an 11-5 victory over the San Diego Padres before tripling in the ninth to complete the cycle. He became just the 11th player in franchise player to complete the feat.

You’ve got to hand it to Escobar, who is struggling this season and hitting just .241 with five home runs on the year. He stated in a postgame interview that he was aware he needed a triple and that he would try for third on any hit he got in the ninth.

The Mets Can’t Stop Winning

Escobar’s cycle is just the latest twist in what has been a remarkable start to the season for the Metropolitans and their fans. New York currently sits atop both the NL East and the National League as a whole at 38-19. The Mets have won eight of their last 10 games. The lone losses came in a road split of four-game series with the LA Dodgers.  New York has done much of this without star pitchers Jacob DeGrom and Max Scherzer. Both of whom have been on the injured list for much of the year. They’ve combined for just eight starts.

Right now, it’s impossible to look at the Mets and not see a team that could well be a World Series contender. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why New York fans are just a little bit excited.