For the first time in franchise history, the New York Mets have five players who’ve hit 20 or more home runs in a single season.
On Sunday, the New York Mets made history in the 58th year of their franchise.
In the top of the sixth inning of the Mets’ 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds, left fielder J.D. Davis hit his 20th home run of the season. He’s officially the fifth Met this season to hit for 20 or more home runs, which is a franchise record.
Davis joins a group within the lineup that includes first baseman Pete Alonso (50 home runs), outfielder/infielder Jeff McNeil (23), third baseman Todd Frazier (21) and outfielder Michael Conforto (31).
Alonso hit his major league-leading 50th bomb during the Mets’ 8-1 win over the Reds on Friday. With his 30th double of the year on Sunday, Alonso became the first rookie in major league history to hit for 50 home runs and 30 doubles.
Needless to say, it’s a team accomplishment that highlights the talent in this lineup. Each of these five players will play a major role going forward for the Mets.
However, despite the talent within the batting order, it’ll take a long shot for the Mets to make the postseason. With seven games left to play, New York finds themselves 4.5 games back in the National League Wild Card race. If they want to have a chance at a miracle, they’ll most definitely need to win each of their last seven games.
The Mets return to Queens to begin a four-game series against the Miami Marlins on Monday. After that, they’ll play a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves to close out the regular season.