In the Mets absolute blowout loss at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, there was a little reason for pause and optimism.
First, before things got out of hand; Francisco Lindor hit his first home run as a Met. Then, Pete Alonso hit the big blast that everyone was tweeting about.
Pete with a side of TATER. 🚀 #LGM pic.twitter.com/F9BCmwTs0J
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 22, 2021
It was the 72nd home run of Alonso’s career. While it may seemed another home run for Alonso in which he hit very far and very hard, he’s doing it at an alarming rate more than other big league regulars.
Pete Alonso's home run had a 115.4 mph exit velocity
That's his 5th career HR at 115+ mph
Nobody else has more than 2 such HR since 2019 pic.twitter.com/QkgN2SZZ77
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 22, 2021
In the end, the Mets got pounded and the blast mattered very little. Now they have dropped two straight games to the Cubs at Wrigley and look to salvage the series tomorrow night.
By the way, this was Alonso’s third home run of the young season.