On Sunday, Kirk Nieuwenhuis managed to hit three home runs in the first five innings of the Mets’ game against the Diamondbacks.
With his third home run of the day, Nieuwenhuis also made (somewhat obscure) Mets history.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis with the 10th 3 HR game in @Mets history, but the first in a game at home.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 12, 2015
And of course, such an outstanding performance deserves its own reward and Nieuwenhuis received one in the shape of a head massage from one of his teammates.
Let’s. Get. Weird. pic.twitter.com/e9yirWNB6e
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 12, 2015
Unfortunately, the head massage didn’t help Kirk extend his ridiculous home run streak as he struck out in his fourth at-bat of the game.