New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso becomes the first rookie in MLB history with 50 home runs and 30 doubles in a single season.
On Sunday, in the midst of a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Alonso hit his 30th double of 2019. He’s now the first rookie in Major League history to hit for 50 home runs and 30 doubles in a season. Alonso smacked his 50th homer during New York’s 8-1 win over the Reds on Friday night.
The 30th double came in the top of the first inning during Sunday’s matchup. It adds another accolade to Alonso’s résumé, which includes 2019 Home Run Derby winner and could include 2019 home run champion. His 50 bombs currently lead all of the majors.
The Mets went 4-2 on their six-game road trip. This included winning two out of three in each of their series against the Colorado Rockies and the Reds. They’ll now close out the regular season with a seven-game homestand.
The Mets will return to Queens on Monday for a four-game set with the Miami Marlins followed by a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves.
With just seven games left to play, New York has found themselves 4.5 games back in the National League Wild Card race. Despite not mathematically eliminated, it’ll take nothing short of a miracle for the Mets to play any sort of October baseball.
The Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals are all ahead of New York in the race.