Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/8/13
Ah, the one man that can actually turn a good day into a bad one with a homerun. At one point it seemed the perfect combination of Lenny Harris, Matt Stairs and Ed Kranepool had been formed on New York’s bench, but all good things come to an end and a foul ball to the groin must have rattled him too much. April 23rd 2012: Jordany Valdespin’s Debut He didn’t really do much on his debut except pop-out to shortstop, but it is kind of necessary to mention. It was also his first pinch-hit opportunity that unfortunately failed. May 7th 2012: I’m the Man Right Now This is what seemed to start the legend of what a Met fan knows as Valdespin. In a tie game against the rival Phillies, Valdespin came to bat with two runners on and proceeded to crank a go-ahead 3-run homer with the most awkward swing I’ve ever seen. This homerun marked his first hit, homerun, RBI, and pinch-hit homerun. After the game Mike Nickeas said, “He can hit. You saw him do a little bit of it tonight. I’ve seen him ...
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