Sunday, March 26 2023

As the 2022 MLB regular season draws to a close, former Gator Pete Alonso continues to re-write the New York Mets’ record books. On Monday, he broke the Mets’ single-season record for runs batted in with 131, a league-leading figure.

“It’s a huge honor,” Alonso said following the game, according to The Athletic. “I wouldn’t be able to be in this position without my teammates. All year, they’ve been putting together unbelievable at-bats.”

Alonso also became the first Met to have two 40-home run seasons with the franchise. He sent No. 40 over the left-field wall on Tuesday, putting him just two shy of the National League lead. There’s little hope for Alonso to catch up to Aaron Judge’s major-league leading 61 homers, but a hot streak to end the season could help bring back both MVP awards to New York.

Alonso’s making a serious case for himself as one of the best hitters in all of baseball. His .270 average could use a little work, but he’s always on when the team needs him. With runners in scoring position, Alonso is slashing .302/.420/.679. His 1.100 OPS is fifth in all of baseball.

Even if he doesn’t win the award, Alonso’s season will go down as one of the best in Mets history. It’s a game of scoring runs, and there’s no one better right now than Pete Alonso at driving runners in.


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