After hitting 53 home runs his rookie season, Pete Alonso will finish his sophomore campaign with at least two. On a Saturday night in Queens, Alonso set the tone in the Mets handing the surprisingly surging 6-2 Marlins their second loss of the season.
The home run came off the bat at 116.9 miles per hour.
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— New York Mets (@Mets) August 9, 2020
While it’s great to see some signs of life out of Alonso – he had two hits on Friday night as well – he still doesn’t quite look right. He’s not striking fear in the hearts of opposing pitching that he did last year, and he looks off balance.
Plus, this bomb came off a pitcher making his first career start for Miami. Surely, they all count the same. But it’s been a tough year for the Mets already, and while many thought they would be in the mix in the NL Central, it seems like they have given way to the Braves, Phillies, and aforementioned Marlins.
J.D. Davis also homered in this game to really put the game away for New York.