Final game of the season in the Big Apple for the New York Mets, and it may go down as largely insignificant except for the fact that Pete Alonso hit home runs 36 and 37 against the Miami Marlins.
All season long, the Mets looked for a source of consistency and never really found it. That is, if you don’t count Alonso who has hung in there throughout a long season and somehow carved out another respectable power year.
He also topped the 90 RBI plateau once again. While it’s unlikely that he reaches a 40-home run season, this 2021 campaign was a climb back to respectability in terms of being a power hitter. He’s a legit force in the middle of the Mets lineup that should be seen as part of the solution going forward.
Finally, he’s a guy who has a flair for the moment. Whether it’s a patriotic holiday, a home run derby, or the final game in front of his hometown fans; he seems to find a way to put one in the seats and bring them to their feet.