Eduardo Escobar becomes the first New York Mets player in 10 years to Hit for the Cycle


Eduardo Escobar had himself a night on Monday against the San Diego Padres. The 33-year-old third baseman hit around the bases and smashed a home run to become the first New York Mets player since 2012 to hit for the cycle. The last Met to do so was Scott Hairston, who went 4-for-5 and scored three runs on April 27, 2012, against the Colorado Rockies. 

Escobar's cycle was even more impressive. He started off in the first inning with a two-run single off Padres starting pitcher  Blake Snell. He led off in the fourth inning with a double and came around to score on a Brandon-Nimmo single. In the eighth inning, he Escobar hit a two-run homer off Padres reliever Craig Stammen. In the top of the ninth, Escobar completed the cycle by tripling and driving in two more runs after crushing a ball off Petco Park's right field wall. 

Escobar became the 11th player in New York Mets history and just the fifth Venezuelan-born MLBer to hit for the cycle. 

Escobar is batting .241 on the season with five home runs and 24 runs batted in. 

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