WHAT’S HOT: Mets rookie hits home run in first Major League at bat
With his family looking on from the stands, Mets third baseman Brett Baty hit a home run in his very first Major League at bat.
Baty, who was the 12th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, came to the plate in the top of the second and drilled a two-run homer to put the Mets up 4-0 over the Atlanta Braves.
With the blast, Baty is the first Met in 17 years to accomplish the feat and joins Mike Jacobs, Kazuo Matsui, Mike Fitzgerald and Benny Ayala as the only Mets to start their careers with a homer in their first at-bat.
The Mets went on to beat the Braves 9-7.