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