Eduardo Escobar completed one of baseball’s most impressive feats in the Mets victory over the Padres on Monday. He became the first Met since 2012 to hit for the Cycle. Escobar stepped to the plate in the 9th inning needing a triple to complete the accomplishment and he got the job done. His incredible night drew honest takes from pitcher Carlos Carrasco and manager Buck Showalter.
Carrasco, who pitched 7 innings of dominant 2 run-ball while striking out 10, said the following in reference to Eduardo Escobar’s Cycle.
“It was really fun to watch what he did today. To run for the triple, the homer, all that kind of stuff, I’m going to appreciate that.”
Showalter then shared his thoughts on Escobar’s historic evening and what it meant to the Mets as a ball club.
“For any guy, it’s fun to watch, but especially him. You know how much he means to his teammates. It’s almost like they hit it.”
Escobar got brutally honest on what hitting for the Cycle means to him.
“It’s unbelievable. It’s hard, hitting the cycle at this level. Today is a special night for me.”
Getting a base hit alone is difficult enough in MLB with pitchers throwing moving 99 MPH fastballs on a consistent basis. So the fact that Escobar was able to accomplish what he did is extremely impressive.
The Mets ultimately cruised to an 11-5 win over the Padres behind Escobar’s feat and Carlos Carrasco’s excellent pitching performance. They continue to hold a massive lead in the NL East and will aim to add another victory to the win column on Tuesday in San Diego.