Pete Alonso
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

New York Mets youngster Pete Alonso destroys his first big-league home run in his team’s thrilling 7-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Robby Sabo

  • New York Mets 7 (3-1)
  • Miami Marlins 3 (2-3)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

Pete Alonso continues his early barrage. His first-pitch smash in the ninth inning served a three-run shot that put his team up 7-3—his first big-league home run.

The reason the New York Mets were up a run at the time of the Alonso smash was due to Amed Rosario‘s RBI single the batter prior.

Save for loading up the bases with no outs, closer Edwin Diaz shut the door on the game. He retired three-straight after loading them up for the Mets third victory in four tries on the young season.

Steven Matz took the ball from Mickey Callaway and pitched to mixed results. The southpaw relented three runs on six hits while striking out three. Two of the three runs were unearned and two came in the first inning, putting New York in an immediate hole.

The bullpen was great yet again. Tim Peterson went 1.2 while giving up no runs on a sole hit. Jeurys Familia took the eighth inning and was tabbed with the victory, his first of the season.

Elsewhere, both Michael Conforto and Wilson Ramos collected two hits. Jeff McNeil added the unaccounted for RBI on the night. In the seventh inning, Juan Lagares added the home run that knotted the contest up at three.

For Miami, young Caleb Smith surrendered two runs in five innings. Former Yankees Martin Prado and Starlin Castro picked up two hits apiece.

The New York Mets now sit with a record of 3-1. Game 2 of the series comes your way on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET from Miami.

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