Last updated: 08/29/2016 - 9:40 PM UTC
You knew things were going the Mets way last night when John Maine came to bat in the fourth inning with the Mets already leading 4-2. Maine just tried to make contact with the ball but ended up hitting a two run homer to left field. The blast had Mets broadcasters Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez reminiscing about Dwight Gooden’s love of hitting home runs and even Babe Ruth’s conversion from pitcher to outfielder so that he would have more opportunities to hit souvenirs to fans sitting in the outfield bleachers. Maine did well with his other chores too allowing only 5 hits and 2 ER while walking 1 and striking out 7 over 7 innings. If this hitting thing doesn’t work out for Maine maybe he can make a career out of pitching.