The New York Mets registered a clinical 5-3 win against the Miami Marlins which helped them secure the series. The star of this win was their slugger Pete Alonso who slammed two leadoff homers, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning. But the two-time Home Run Derby champ also had a strange moment in this fixture which raised a lot of eyebrows.
Pete Alonso angrily broke his bat as he made his way back to the dugout after lining out lazily to first base. He also scored his second home run of the game to register his 22nd homer of the season and 14th multihomer game of his career. The win helped the Mets improve to 47-26 and remain at least five games above the second placed Braves in the National League East.
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New York Mets manager Buck Showalter talked about Pete Alonso’s outburst and said, “He doesn’t let one at-bat ruin his whole game. He was very frustrated with the bases-loaded situation, but he doesn’t dwell on past successes and failures. He keeps grinding with it.”
Alonso also reacted to his performance in the series against the Miami Marlins. “I hadn’t seen him at all this year prior to (Friday) and I had a really difficult time picking up his release point,” said Alonso, who was out against Jimmy Yacabonis in the first game of the series. “Thankfully, I took a lesson from (Friday’s) at-bat and applied it today; saw the ball a little bit better and saw the window where the ball was coming out of.”