MIAMI – Pete Alonso hit his first career homer during the decisive four round ninth inning that Mets beat Marlins, 7-3, Monday night at Marlins Park.
Alonso, ranked by MLB Pipeline as Mets & # 39; top language (No. 50 overall), jumped at a first pitch, 95.5 mph fastball from Drew
According to Statcast, the three-round homer had a projected distance of 444 feet, with a starting angle of 21 degrees and a 112.8 mph output speed – the seventh highest of a Met since Statcast began tracking in 2015.
The four-run rally started when pinch-hitter Dominic Smith, Alonso's first-base backup, hit the switch with a single. Juan Lagares, who tried to pile him over, hit a pitch at the pitch when home-plate umpire Sam Holbrook said he had not offered. A replay review maintained the call. After Brandon Nimmo struck out, Amed Rosario produced the forward-looking RBI single to set the stage for Alonso's landmark.
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