Robinson Cano's power numbers dipped drastically during the season's first half, but he's certainly showed some power since the All-Star break.
Cano ripped his third home run of the night deep into the right field seats to put the Mets up 5-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning. For Cano, it was the first three-homer night of his pro career. It's the first three-homer night for any Met since Yoenis Cespedes against the Phillies in 2017.
After homering just four times in his first 66 games as a Met, Cano has slammed five home runs in his last nine games. His second home run of the night off of Chris Paddack gave the Mets a 3-0 lead.
As Jason Vargas and Paddack went back and forth on the mound, Cano finally started the scoring in the fourth inning at Citi Field on Tuesday.
Cano's solo blast was his seventh homer of the season. It was also his second hit of the night, and just the Mets' third overall hit off of Paddack through the first four innings.