New York Mets star Yoenis Cespedes missed the entire 2019 MLB season after brutally fracturing his right ankle while on his ranch. On Friday as the Mets took on the Atlanta Braves, Cespedes announced his return in a big way with a thunderous home run.
With Braves pitcher Chris Martin on the mound, Cespedes got ahold of a 93 mile-per-hour fastball and took it to left-center field for the game’s first run.
It’s just too bad that starting pitcher Jacob deGrom wasn’t still in the game when this happened. He had been absolutely dominating Braves batters with a tremendous performance and left the game after five innings after allowing just one hit and striking out eight batters.