Mets’ Brett Baty And Yankees’ Oswaldo Cabrera Make MLB Debuts In Same Night
Two of the top prospects in baseball made their major league debuts last night on August 17th. The New York Mets had Brett Baty and the New York Yankees had Oswaldo Cabrera make their respective debuts. The Mets called up Baty due to several injuries in the ball club as the Yankees brought Cabrera up in hopes to boost the team back to their pre all-star form.
The Mets were facing division rivals, the Atlanta Braves, a team that is in close distance to the Mets’ first place NLE spot. The Yankees were facing the Tampa Bay Rays in their own division rivalry game, but the Yankees would have a 7+ game lead win or lose.
Brett Baty would bat 8th in the Mets lineup, closest thing he has to MLB experience is a handful of games in AAA. Baty came in with his family watching in the stands and did one of the most historic things a rookie could do, hit a homer in their first career at-bat. Baty stood up to the plate in the second inning and slammed the ball into the stands, a two-run homer for Baty as Citi Field went wild in chants. Overall in four ABs that’s all Baty had as he went 1 for 4 in his MLB debut, hitting a two-run homer to collect his first two RBIs. The Mets would win 9-7 over Atlanta.
Oswaldo Cabrera had 56 games of AAA experience when he stood to the plate for his first MLB at-bat. Facing multi-time CY Young winner and former Yankee Corey Kluber, Cabrera drilled the first pitch sending it high and far, but just missing the fence it would be a long flyout. Cabrera would go 0 for 4 with the flyout, two strikeouts and a groundout for his first game, still yet to get that first hit in the show. The Yankees would win past 12:00amEST in extra innings via a Josh Donaldson grand slam, 8-7 the score stood when the ball went Donaldson touched them all to end things.