First baseman Pete Alonso isn’t allowing his latest hitting slump to affect him as the New York Mets make one last playoff push.
The New York Mets aren’t in the safest spot at the moment. After losing two out of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers this past weekend, the Mets are now 4.0 games back in the National League Wild Card race. This deficit comes with 13 games left to play.
New York has to step up on this upcoming six-game road trip in Colorado and Cincinnati. One of the players who needs to produce more than he has as of late is one of the team’s biggest bats. Since hitting two home runs in a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks last Monday, third baseman Pete Alonso has gone hitless in his last 20 at-bats.
“It’s been a rough week, but all I can continue to do is keep working and try to get better,” Alonso said, per Greg Joyce of the New York Post. “Keep on trying to win, because at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.”
Alonso has hit 47 home runs with 109 RBIs and a slash line of .261/.361/.578.
As the Mets can’t afford many losses in the next two weeks, the rookie realizes he needs to be productive in every at-bat.
“It’s been a tough go, but I feel fine,” he said. “I haven’t been necessarily capitalizing on some pitches and I need to do a better job at that. It’s a tough league. It’s the big leagues. Not every night is going to be my night. I just need to keep on continuing to work and do the best I can. The results will come.”
The Mets begin their series against the Rockies on Monday night at 8:40 p.m. ET.