Alonso ties Judge’s MLB rookie home run record in Mets’ win

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — Justin Toscano, The Record (Hack­en­sack, N.J.)

NEW YORK — As Pete Alonso stepped to the plate for his first at-bat, the SNY broad­cast, of course, flashed back to his pre­vi­ous per­for­mance. A night ago, Alonso left with the first four-strike­out game of his young ca­reer.

“Clearly try­ing to hit home runs right now,” play-by-play man Gary Co­hen said, “and maybe over-swing­ing a tad.”

“Yeah, he looked as bad as he’s looked all year,” Keith Her­nan­dez added.

Crack.

Right then, Alonso ham­mered a mis­sile off Dal­las Keuchel that hit above the left-field fence. The New York Mets aren’t play­ing for any­thing mean­ing­ful as a team, but this was im­por­tant and drew the proper roar from the Citi Field crowd.

Alonso had tied Lin­den prod­uct and New York Yan­kees Aaron Judge’s rookie home run record with his 52nd bomb of the sea­son.

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