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Yoenis Cespedes had a historically good night for the Mets

Yoenis Cespedes had one of the best games of his career. He also happened to have one of the greatest games of all time.

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Last night, Yoenis Cespedes put on a show at Coors Field. He propelled the Mets to a 14-9 victory while going 5-for-6 with three home runs, one of which was a grand slam, along with a double, a single, and seven RBI. He even added a stolen base. All things considered, it was a remarkable night, even historical by some measures.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Cespedes was just the third player in Major League Baseball history to have a game in which he recorded at least three home runs, five hits, seven RBI, and a stolen base. The previous two players to do so were Willie Stargell in 1968 for the Pirates, and Carl Reynolds in 1930 for the White Sox.

Another quirk in Cespedes's night comes from his proximity to statistical achievements. His first home run was a grand slam, his second came with the bases empty, and his third was a two-run shot. Thus, when he came up the next time he was a three-run home run shy of the "home run cycle." After adding a single and double to his home runs, he was left a triple shy of a traditional cycle. With that, Cespedes became the first player in baseball history to be one hit shy of both of these achievements in the same game.

Cespedes's night was also a historical one for the Mets. Only one other player in team history has surpassed the 15 total bases Cespedes collected in last night's game. That was Edgardo Alfonzo, who had 16 total bases in a 6-for-6 game on August 30, 1999 against the Astros in Houston. In that game, Alfonzo clobbered three homers, a double and two singles while knocking in five runs.