Last Sunday, Kirk Nieuwenhuis became the tenth Met to hit three home runs in a game. For this week's Mind Boggler, we're asking you to name all ten (including Nieuwenhuis).
The outfielder entered Saturday's game hitting just .106/.192/.182 with no home runs in 73 plate appearances this year. According to Elias, Nieuwenhuis's batting average was the lowest of any player in the modern era (minimum 50 at-bats) going into a three-home-run game. His performance has raised his overall production this year to .165/.233/.354 (65 wRC+) and his career home run total to 16.
Last Sunday, Nieuwenhuis entered the Mets' record book for two reasons: First, while nine other Mets have homered three times in a game, Nieuwenhuis became the first to do so at home. Second, he became the first position player in franchise history to play with the big club, move onto another—in his case, the Angels—and then return to the Mets in the same season.
You'll have three minutes for this quiz. Remember, Nieuwenhuis is included—that's N-i-e-u-w-e-n-h-u-i-s.
Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!