Recently called up to the big leagues, Baty was in the Mets’ starting lineup and making his MLB debut.
With the Mets ahead of the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves 2-0 in the top of the second, Baty came to the plate with a runner on second base and nobody out.
On a 1-0 pitch from starter Jake Odorizzi, Baty connected and hit one out to right field for his first MLB home run, which also happened to be his first hit in the big leagues.
BRETT BATY HAS HOMERED IN HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE AT-BAT!!!!! pic.twitter.com/EPwfc0BDzK
— SNY (@SNYtv) August 17, 2022
Baty Does It In Style
There’s no better way to pick up your first Major League hit than to hit a home run.
Baty is highly touted in the Mets system and now has a chance to show what he can do at the big-league level.
If last night was any indication, then he has a bright future ahead of him.
The Round Rock, Texas native had good stats in the minor leagues this year, hitting .315 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI.
It certainly was a memorable night on Wednesday for the Mets top prospect.
And to do it in a game where the Mets desperately needed a win against the Braves in the middle of a pennant race is huge.
The Braves were nipping at the Mets’ heels in the NL East and New York badly needed a victory.
Baty helped with that, picking up his first hit in the best way possible and leading the Mets to a 9-7 win over their division rivals.
Baty is going to be a fun player to watch for years to come.
So far, he’s fitting right in with the Mets.