Robinson Cano hit three home runs, breaking loose from a season-long slump in a huge way as the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 5-2 Tuesday night.
The 36-year-old Cano drove in all five runs and went 4 for 4, and the Mets Jason Vargas pitched one-hit ball for six shutout innings which is great—for him.
Because now he may be traded to a contender before the trade deadline on the 31st.
But Cano—who began the day batting just .243 with six homers in his first season with the Mets—isn’t going anywhere with this hefty contract.
Cano homered three times in a game for the first time in his career. It was just the third three-homer game ever by a Mets player at home – Lucas Duda and Kirk Nieuwenhuis both did it in July 2015.
The last time the Mets were good.
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