Mets sparked offensively by newly acquired Daniel Vogelbach

Monday marks the unofficial holiday of Christmas in July.

A day before the celebration, the struggling Mets offense received a gift in the form of a big and jolly man.

No, Daniel Vogelbach does not have a big white beard, but what he does have has seemed to bring back some of the spirit for the first-place Mets.

Making his debut with the team after being acquired on Friday from Pittsburgh

Vogelbach reached base twice and seemed to spark the Mets during an 8-5 Sunday night win over San Diego.

The Mets began the night struggling against Padres starter Joe Musgrove, who did not allow a hit for the first four innings.

Vogelbach led off the fifth with an eight pitch at-bat, capped off by a base hit to put him on base for the first time in blue and orange.

Statistically seen as one of the slowest players in baseball

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