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Pete Alonso's Latest Homer Propels Mets to Win Over Giants

Pete Alonso's Latest Homer Propels Mets to Win Over Giants

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Thursday was finally New York Mets night. Following four consecutive losses against San Francisco Giants at Citi Field, they finally scored their first win with an emphatic 9-5 triumph at home.

This victory propelled the Mets into a commanding lead in the National League East division, as Pete Alonso, Eduardo Escobar and Jeff McNeil homered as they defeated Giants again for a decisive win.

1. Alonso’s Latest Homer Propels Mets to Win Over Giants

Pete Alonso's recent home run proved instrumental for the Mets during a game where their fortunes seemed dire from the outset, helping to secure their first series win against the Giants since September at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 triumph. Alonso tied Dave Kingman for fifth all-time among Mets homers while scoring his eighth homer of 2018. His major league-leading eighth homer tied Kingman for fifth all-time. Alonso contributed significantly toward helping secure their victory - with Pete Alonso homer tied him with fifth in Mets history while Kingman took home fifth all-time in history as his 8th hit tied him with fifth in Mets history at 5th spot on Mets history tied at 5. His eighth homer tied Kingman for fifth overall; helping clinching first series victory since late August 4-3 against Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday.

The Mets have now won three straight games and are enjoying one of the most promising stretches of their season: an opening series against both Dodgers and Giants on their 13-game road trip. But challenges lie ahead.

On Thursday night at Citi Field, the Mets defeated the Dodgers 6-3 to start off a four-game set against them and later fell to Giants 4-3 in series finale - spoiling a rare opportunity for them to sweep Giants and giving Dodgers another opportunity at taking control of NL West division title race.

Alonso, who shares the team lead with eight home runs, drove in four runs and led a strong attack against Giants lefty Andrew Suarez (3-6). The Mets recorded nine hits; Alonso contributed two of them while Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil each recorded three.

Even with Alonso's strong performance, the Mets had difficulty matching Sean Manaea from San Francisco left-hander Sean Manaea on pitching side. Manaea allowed six runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings for six runs (four earned). Their bullpen came through for them by picking off five outs.

After an otherwise scoreless first inning, the Mets scored four runs in the second on two homers by Alonso and another from Jeff McNeil before scoring two more through Giants miscues in outfield play in the sixth to take an early 4-0 advantage.

Senga came on and got great assistance from Brooks Raley, John Curtiss, and Drew Smith of the Mets' bullpen in completing three scoreless innings before giving way to Matt Cain who pitched 1 2/3.

2. Alonso’s Homer Helped Mets to 4-1 Win

Pete Alonso hit his 155th career home run Monday night to help lead New York Mets first baseman to a 4-1 win against San Francisco Giants. Alonso's homer put him one homer closer than ever to surpassing his career high of 53 homers during 2019.

Alonso hit his sixth homer of the season off of Blake Snell to tie Michael Conforto for team lead in homers. Additionally, Alonso notched 147th career home run against Arizona on April 15.

As Alonso noted after the game, he is determined not only to match or surpass his 40-homer total from 2022 but to surpass it as well. His current average stands at an impressive.226.

Following Alonso's home run, their offense exploded for five runs in the fourth inning alone with Alonso and Michael Conforto both hitting solo shots - marking their first four-plus run inning this season.

Alonso also made an impressionful defensive contribution; he turned an inning-ending double play against shortstop Pablo Sandoval in the fifth.

Alonso went 1-for-4 with one walk and home run. He contributed two RBIs and scored one run during a rain-shortened game that lasted only six innings.

This victory gives the Mets a 3-1 series lead and puts them in great position to make a playoff run thanks to both their offense and pitching staffs.

The Mets played an impressive game and showed just how far their team has come. Now on the brink of making the playoffs for the first time ever in franchise history.

As the Mets look ahead to the remainder of their schedule, it's imperative that they continue to increase their hitting and improve slugging ability. Alonso's home run proves they are on the right path.

As Alonso helped lead his young pitching staff, the Mets also got great assistance from Stephen Nogosek (scoreless inning) and David Robertson (4 outs in seventh and eighth).

3. Alonso’s Homer Helped Mets to 4-3 Win

On Tuesday, the Mets finally won their inaugural game of 2019, thanks in large part to an outstanding homer from Pete Alonso - his eighth this season and an instrumental factor in their 4-3 triumph over Giants.

While Alonso's home run wasn't his signature hit, it still proved valuable to the Mets and propelled New York back into first place in the NL East by one game.

Alonso's 10 homers this season are an integral component of why the Mets' offense has shown such confidence this year. He's one of the top-10 prospects in their system and his power cannot be denied.

As a Mets fan, I'm thrilled when seeing players with such power contribute to our team. Alonso hasn't reached 40 homers yet in any season so this provides him with an opportunity to change that record - let's hope he makes good on it soon.

Alonso made his mark during the game with an impressive two-run homer off Sean Manaea in the fourth inning, following Francisco Lindor being hit by a pitch and becoming Alonso's eighth home run in 14 games.

His homer set off a rally that saw the Mets take an early lead before Giants rallies made them fall back behind again. Alonso's homer closed out an exciting game and provided confidence for Tuesday's series finale against them.

Alonso enjoyed a stellar night, going 2-for-4 with eight homers and 11 RBI over his first 13 games of this year - on track to have his best year ever and becoming one of MLB's top-5 prospects as well as top-3 candidates for National League Rookie of the Year honors if his impressive hitting continues at this rate.

4. Alonso’s Homer Helped Mets to 4-4 Win

Alonso has had an outstanding start to his 2019 MLB campaign, and his latest homer against the Giants proved crucial for their victory and helping avoid their first three-game losing streak of 2019. Alonso hit an RBI solo shot to put them up 5-4 and prevent another three-game skid from occurring.

The Mets started strong, scoring two runs in the third and one more in the fourth innings. Their bullpen struggled a bit more later on; four consecutive singles loaded the bases; luckily for the Mets Alonso and Conforto both delivered run-scoring hits to give their side an 8-4 edge in the seventh.

Due to a combination of factors, the Mets were able to extend their winning streak and take home another victory on Saturday, moving their overall record up to 8-6 for 2019.

Alonso had an outstanding start to his Mets career with this victory, hitting seven homers at Citi Field to tie for eighth in the National League and lead them with his batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, hits total and other stats.

With his recent home run against the Giants, Alonso now has hit one in each of his last nine games - surpassing Jose Bautista to become Mets history's home run king and joining Dave Kingman for fifth on all-time list of homers.

It's clear why the Mets are confident in Alonso, who has posted impressive numbers this season. His power gives him a real shot at making a difference on the field.

He possesses both power and on-base ability. Because he's so effective with this skill set, he makes him a strong candidate to serve as long-term first baseman for the Mets.

With his power, Alonso can make an effective addition to the Mets lineup. However, they must tread carefully when promoting him; taking this risk could backfire later if Alonso doesn't prove himself as a reliable defender.

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