Alonso lined an 0-1 fastball from Atlanta left-hander Dallas Keuchel narrowly over the wall in left self-self-discipline throughout the first inning Friday night time. He hurried spherical the bases after the solo homer, did handshakes with teammates exterior the dugout and took a curtain name on the tip step to monumental cheers from the group at Citi Subject.
Alonso’s 52nd homer obtained proper right here in his 587th at-bat this season; Verbalize carried out his complete in 541 at-bats in 2017.
Alonso has already self-self-discipline franchise recordsdata for homers, complete bases (343) and further-atrocious hits (84). His 52 homers are 11 greater than each different Mets hitter has had in a season; Carlos Beltran and Todd Hundley each had a 41-homer season.
Alonso additionally has 119 RBIs and 100 runs, changing into the primary Mets rookie to achieve triple digits in each classes. No Mets participant had reached these totals in any season since David Wright and Beltran in 2008. The 119 RBIs set aside Alonso pretty 5 far off from matching Wright’s all-time single-season franchise file.
Alonso’s 52nd homer additionally tied him with for 2nd-most all time in a participant’s first season with a group. Alex Rodriguez hit 52 in 2001, his first season with the Texas Rangers. Babe Ruth holds the file with 54 homers for the Yankees in 1920, after he was once traded from the Boston Pink Sox.
New York trailed the Nationwide League East-champion Braves 2-1 after Alonso’s homer.
In a file season for dwelling runs throughout the majors, Alonso’s prolonged ball feat wasn’t the most convenient one carried out Tuesday night time. The Yankees acquired in on the stress-free after they grew to develop into the 2nd group in MLB historic previous with 300 homers in a season. They joined the Minnesota Twins, who reached the ticket on Thursday.
The Related Press contributed to this file.