MLB 2020: Yoenis Céspedes is back! Internet says 'he hit a ball to the f***ing moon' in first game since 2018
Last May, Céspedes suffered a fracture in his right ankles after 'violently' falling on his ranch in Port St Lucie, Florida
The New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes was away from the game for more than two years after undergoing surgery on his heels. On Friday, July 24, Céspedes was back in the game with Mets lineup and even went on to make history with his home run.
In 2018, he had to undergo surgery to remove bone calcification in his heels. The surgery sidelined him for almost calendar years. Expressing his concerns over staying away from the game due to the surgery, he had said according to MLB reports, "Nobody would like to go through surgery at any time. I try to do my best to stay on the field and play a lot, but we exhausted all of the conservative treatment options. I was not able to be on the field and play the same way I used to."
He made his first comeback during the MLB opener, which set off on July 23. Céspedes’s fans were thrilled to watch their favorite basketball player on the field once again after a long hiatus. But what has everybody talking is his home run, which helped New York lead against Atlanta Braves at 1-0.
Last May, Céspedes suffered a fracture in his right ankles after “violently” falling on his ranch in Port St Lucie, Florida, according to Mets’ official statement. He later clarified that he suffered an injury after stepping into a hole following an encounter with a wild boar.
As back to back injuries limited Céspedes from playing, fans took to Twitter to express their happiness over his powerful comeback.
One fan wrote, "Yoenis Cespedes is back and back in a big way. His homer was the only offense in a pitching duel between Jacob deGrom and Mike Soroka. #Mets." Another said, "I don’t care if he had taken a five-year hiatus. Every time he gets in the batter’s box, you’re worried. He’s such a presence and that’s what he is capable of. Yoenis Céspedes is back."
Meanwhile, some just couldn’t stop raving about his historical home run, becoming the first designated hitter to score a homer in a regular-season game between two National League teams at MBL. "Yoenis Cespedes hit a ball to the f***ing moon," wrote one proud fan of his. And some Internet users have labeled him the “winning comeback player of the year”. One tweeted, “So we’re all on the same page that Yoenis Cespedes is the best Met position player of all time. Right guys? #LFGM #LetsGoMets @ynscspds."