Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mets rookie Valdespin first career hit is a walk-off

Just last Saturday, the Dominican Baseball Guy blogged about Mets Dominican prospect Jordany Valdespin making his debut in the big leagues. He went 0-6 in his first stint with the big league club, and was sent back down to the minors...for a day. On Monday he was back with the Mets, and his first hit was a big one. Valdespin hit a walk-off homer into the right field stands to get the win for the Mets.

While the Mets brass have lots of confidence in Valdespin, he may not be in the lineup long. He was mainly called up due to an injury to Ruben Tejada.

In any case, Valdespin was pretty happy after the game. Apparently he promised his mother he would get a hit, and could not wait to call her. Even Dominican big leaguers love their mothers.

Jordany is from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
Mets Dominican player in the minor leagues in 2011
Dominican baseball player Jordany Valdespin in the minor leagues in 2011, photo by Paul Hadsall on Flickr

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