New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso adds another accolade to his shelf during his memorable rookie season.
This is the second NL Rookie of the Month Alonso has won. Not to mention, there have only been three completed months thus far in the 2019. Austin Riley of the Atlanta Braves was named NL Rookie of the Month in May.
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 3, 2019
Through his first 85 games in the majors, Alonso has hit .275 with 28 home runs and 64 RBIs. He’s second in the MLB in home runs, as he just trails behind Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers who has 31 home runs on the year.
Alonso will be participating in the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 8 as well as the All-Star Game the following night. Mets outfielder/infielder Jeff McNeil and right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom have also been named to the NL roster for the Midsummer Classic.
Currently, the Mets are struggling to stay afloat in the division. With four games to go before the All-Star break, the Mets find themselves at eight games below .500 with a record of 39-47. They trail the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves by 11 games with 76 games to play.
New York finishes out a two-game series against the New York Yankees on Wednesday before they host the Philadelphia Phillies for three games at Citi Field.
Needless to say, the Mets need to start winning consistently if they want to even think about any chance at a Wild Card Game, let alone the division.