Mets infielder Jeff McNeil continued his hot hitting by going 3-for-4 with a massive solo home run in Monday's 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.
McNeil's second-career home run was a no-doubter, a deep shot to right field on a Keury Mellachangeup in the sixth inning that gave New York a 6-0 lead.
Prior to Monday's game, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said the 26-year-old McNeil has the Mets wondering "is this guy going to be a kid that [means] we might not have to find a second baseman over the winter?"
And over his last three games, McNeil has gotten hotter and hotter. He is 8-for-12 with two doubles and two RBIs since Saturday, as he now owns a .364/.462/.606 batting line through his first 12 games of his big-league career.
His 2018 season has been nothing short of successful. He started with Double-A Binghamton and slashed .327/.402/.626 in 57 games with 14 home runs and 43 RBIs. Upon his promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas, he stayed hot, hitting .368 with five home runs and 28 RBIs in just 31 games.