Pete Alonso has already demolished the Mets’ single-season home run record, and after hitting a home run in his third consecutive game on Friday night, Alonso is threatening Aaron Judge’s all-time rookie record.
In the eighth inning against Reds pitcher Sal Romano, Alonso launched a two-run blast to left-center to become the first Mets player in history to record 50 home runs in a season.
A special moment for a special player. pic.twitter.com/lGOdlSMwzm
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 21, 2019
Alonso became just the second rookie in MLB history to hit 50 home runs in a season, and still has nine games left to match or surpass Judge’s record of 52, set in 2017.
Alonso currently leads all MLB players with his 50 HRs in 2019. Cincinnati’s Eugenio Suarez is second with 48.
In his rookie season, Pete Alonso has now homered against every single team in the National League.
— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) September 21, 2019