Brett Patty celebrated with one of the most important people in his life after hitting the first home run of his major league career In his first match in the big league.
The Mets’ third starting man appeared to give an “I love you” sign to his mom, Leslie – and she emphatically gave it back – as he swirled around the rules after he fired a two-stage shot over the right-court wall off the Braves right-hander Jake O’Dorrese in the second half on Wednesday night. Patty drove into Mark Kanha, who had doubled before him.
Homer must have been very special to Leslie, who watched her son play the Little League for a team called the Mets.
“We always used to call him Bret the Dead,” Leslie said after Patti, who grew up in Austin, Texas. Named the Mets’ Top Pick in the 2019 Draft.
A blast from Patty, who hit hole number 8, helped give the Mets a 4-0 lead in Atlanta. The match at Trustist Park was in a rain delay in the bottom of the third.
The 22-year-old Patty is the runner-up in the organization. Left-handed swinging Patty has produced big numbers this season for Double-A Binghamton ahead of the recent promotion to Triple-A Syracuse.
He has a .315/.410/.533 slash with 19 wreckers and 60 RBI in 95 minor league games this season.
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