Lagares Rips Two Doubles In His Return

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Juan Lagares returned to the Mets lineup on Thursday night after a stint on the 15 day disabled list, and didn’t skip a beat.

While batting leadoff, Lagares connected for two doubles and drove in the first Mets run of the game, while displaying his customary spectacular defense in center field.

Lagares lifted his batting average to a team best .327 for the season and said everything is back to normal regarding his physical condition and that his leg has felt great for well over a week. “I just want to go out there and try to do what I do,” Lagares said.

In Lagares’ first game back, Eric Young Jr. found himself on the bench. The speedy left fielder is hitting just .158 with a .273 on-base percentage in his last ten games.

It was amazing to see Lagares get back in the box and drive a double into the gap in his first at-bat of the game. The excitement he brings to the game and the impact he currently adds to that lineup cannot be understated.

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