Last night, Kevin Plawecki became the 47th member Brooklyn Cyclones to play for in the MLB & the 32nd to play for the Mets.
A number of Brooklyn Cyclones fans were there in attendance. Chris & Rob Oliveri, as well as EJ Rich were rocking their Cyclones uniforms to remind him of where he started. Also there was Jordan Randall Cunningham, Martin Draper and Daniel Weiss.
In his MLB debut, Plawecki went 2-for-4.
In his first At Bat in the bottom of the 2nd, he lined out to first.
In the bottom of the 5th, he got his first hit when he singled to left, moving former Cyclone Eric Campbell to 2nd. He moved to 2nd on a single by former Cyclone Wilmer Flores and moved to 3rd on the next at bat when Jonathan Niese reached on an error. Plawecki scored his 1st career run when Curtis Granderson hit a 2 run double to center.
Plawecki also made a key defensive play in the Top of the 6th inning. Plawecki threw out Andrelton Simmons when he attempted to steal 2nd base to end the inning and keep Niese’s pitch count down.
In the Bottom of the 6th, Plawecki fouled out to 1B Freddie Freeman. Plawecki wasn’t done though. He led off the Bottom of the 8th with a single to right field. He moved to 2nd when Flores hit an infield single. Danny Muno, a member of the 2011 Cyclones, flew out to right, but that moved Plawecki to 3rd. Granderson hit a ground-rule double that landed in the LF stands to score Plawecki’s 2nd career run.