Pete Alonso is etching his identify in MLB’s report books.
The Mets first baseman hit his 40th dwelling run of 2019 in New York’s 11-5 victory over the Royals on Sunday and broke the Nationwide League’s rookie dwelling run report.
He went three for four on the day and tallied two RBIs.
Alsonso, 24, has had a formidable first yr with the Mets. He is slashing .271/.375./.604 and has notched 95 RBIs by way of his first 123 video games with New York.
Alsonso additionally earned All-Star honors and gained the 2019 House Run Derby.
He has been a giant a part of a Mets workforce that is posted a 64-60 report and sits 1 1/2 video games again from the Nationwide League’s second wild card spot, which is at the moment held by the Cubs.
“This has been such an incredible year, I just want to keep building and helping this team win,” Alonso mentioned after the sport.
The Mets will begin a 12-game homestand Tuesday the place they may face the Indians, Braves and Cubs.
Alonso says the purpose is “to win.” If New York does sufficient of that it may declare a playoff spot sooner quite than later.