Mets Brett Baty Homers Twice For Syracuse In Blow Out Victory
The New York Mets future third baseman, Brett Baty, was sent back to the minors three days before the start of the MLB 2023 season. There was speculation that he would make the club out of spring training and play behind Eduardo Escobar, but the smart move was to send him to the minors so he can play everyday and be ready when needed.
On Friday, Baty went 1 for 5, with two strikeouts in a loss to Worcester Red Sox. But it didn’t take long for the organizations #2 over prospect to get going as he finished 4 for 5, with two home runs and five RBIs on Saturday afternoon, in a blow out victory over the Red Sox 16-6.
In his first at bat, he hit a one out homer on a 1-2 pitch over the center field fence, for his first long ball of the season. In his second at bat in the third inning, Baty hit a single and then came around to score on a Jonathan Arauz single.
In the top of the fourth he walked and then in the top of the fifth he singled on a line drive to left field. The very next inning, he hit his second homer of the game, a grand slam over the left field fence, increasing the Syracuse lead to 13-3.
In a bid for a five hit game, Baty struck out in his last at bat, finishing off a very successful game. It was the fifth time in his minor league career, that he recorded a four hit game.
With Escobar’s slow start (1 for 12) on the big club, and any continued slump from the veteran infielder, Mets fans will be calling for Baty’s return.
Its only day three of the 2023 season and already the watch is on for Baty to take his place at the Mets hot corner.
If the Mets are serious about winning this season and sending a message early to the rest of the division that they are the team to beat, Baty will need to be in the everyday lineup. He may just force their hand soon enough.