The Mets snapped a three-game losing streak in a big way tonight in Atlanta. After losing the last two bids against the Braves, the Mets would take the last game of the series by winning by the score of 10-8.
New York Mets rookie sensation Pete Alonso jumped it off when he hit his 39th home run, a 3-run shot also driving in Amed Rosario and Joe Panik to put the Mets up over the Atlanta Braves in the first inning.
The home run pits Alonso at 2nd place in home runs by a rookie this season and is three home runs away from breaking a franchise record, not just for rookies.
Todd Frazier hit his 16th home run in the top of the third, a solo shot to start the inning helping the Mets extend their lead to seven-zip.
While power was the big key to tonight’s Mets win, we can’t overlook the performance from Marcus Stroman, who is coming into this game with an ERA of 6.10 as a part of the New York Mets. However in my opinion, the numbers haven’t suggested just how good Stroman has been for the Orange & Blue.
The Long Island native ran into big trouble in the bottom half of the third inning when he loaded the bases for Josh Donaldson, however the veteran third baseman grounded into an RBI force-out before Brian McCan would ground into an inning ending double play to leave the inning at 7-1.
Stroman gave one back to the Braves with a solo home-run Matt Joyce in the bottom of the fourth, giving Atlanta their second run of the night.
Pete Alonso drove in his fourth and fifth RBI’s on a two-out, line drive single up the middle. The hit would put the Mets up over the Braves 9-2 in just the fifth inning. The Mets first baseman would end up with a five-hit game while driving in six RBI’s.
Today, the newly acquired right hander from the Toronto Blue Jays went 5.1 innings while throwing 96 pitches, giving up three runs, two of which were earned and struck out five batters as well as picking up his first win as a Met.
After some Edwin Diaz drama in the ninth and a 10-8 win, the Mets have now taken the last 16 of their last 20 games and look to continue their hot play against the Royals in Kansas City.