Brett Baty Hits Two-Run Home Run
Brett Baty’s first major league at-bat was one for the Mets history books.
The rookie third baseman hit a home run over the right field fence at Truist Park against the Braves’ Jake Odorizzi in the second inning Wednesday.
He is the fifth player in Mets history to homer in his first major league at-bat. Mike Jacobs (2005) was the most recent Met to homer in his first major league at-bat.
Baty, 22, was selected from Triple-A Syracuse before the game after Edurado Escobar was placed on the injured list with a left oblique strain.
Missing flight from Charlotte, N.C., a day earlier, delayed his major league debut by 24 hours, he was in the lineup batting eighth for an August pennant-race game against the Braves.
“What every kid dreams of for sure,” Baty said.
Baty impressed team officials during spring training for the manner in which he responded to constructive criticism.