Seth Lugo's next step in coming back from his pinky toe fracture was to throw live batting practice, and that's just what he did on Sunday.
And who did he face? None other than Yoenis Cespedes.
Lugo looked solid and appeared to be in no pain as he got Cespedes to swing through a pitch here...
Seth Lugo: filthy, even in BP pic.twitter.com/wZcZ8jZDzl- SNY (@SNYtv) March 1, 2020
But Cespedes got Lugo back. He took a pitch deep over the left center field fence, and Lugo couldn't help but smile as Cespedes got cheers from fans looking on during the session...
La Potencia 💣 pic.twitter.com/Byq1s2efNY- SNY (@SNYtv) March 1, 2020
Lugo said after the session that he "wouldn't pitch him like that in a real game" when asked about the home run to Cespedes.
Both of these players are trying their hardest to get back on the field. While Lugo looks like he could be returning to game action very soon, Cespedes continues to work slowly toward that mid-March goal that he set the last time he spoke with reporters. He's been seen in these live BP sessions as well as running on the side, taking fly balls in the outfield, and doing other team drills.