Taijeron hits three homers for 51s

Mets farmhand matches Cespedes' home run total for Triple-A Vegas

Taijeron hits three homers for 51s

Yoenis Cespedes' power was on full display Friday night as the Cuban slugger went 5-for-6 with three home runs and seven RBIs against the Rockies.

But he wasn't the only Mets outfielder to jump the yard three times.

Travis Taijeron homered in each of his first three at-bats on Friday for Triple-A Las Vegas to push his season total to 23, matching his career-high. He has five multi-homer games this season, though he'd never hit three in a single contest prior to Friday.

The 26-year-old left fielder victimized Omaha starter J.C. Sulburan on all three occasions, taking him deep in the second for a two-run shot and cracking solo blasts in the fourth and fifth innings. Taijeron would ground out to second base in his final at-bat to finish the game 3-for-4. He also drove in four runs in the contest.

Taijeron had been slumping before his three-homer outburst, as he entered Friday's game with just three hits in his last 21 at-bats.

An 18th-round draft pick out of Cal Poly Pomona in 2011, Taijeron is batting .280 with a .955 OPS in 112 games this season in his first taste of the Triple-A level.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.