Pete Alonso set the Mets’ all-time record for RBIs in a season as part of a monster day, leading the Mets to a 13-4 win over the A’s Sunday afternoon in Oakland. It was the Mets’ 97th win of the season, tying the 1999 and 2006 squads for the fifth-most wins in franchise history.
Alonso had a four-hit game, which started with an infield single to lead off the second inning. He later scored the game’s first run on a single by Tyler Naquin. Alonso set the club’s record for RBIs in the fourth when he absolutely crushed a two-run homer, giving him 125 RBIs. Alonso also singled in the sixth and hit a three-run double in the eighth that gave the Mets an 11-1 lead and upped his RBI total to 128.
During the game, Gary Cohen noted that Alonso was one of only two players who held his franchise’s lead in both HR and RBIs, as his 53 HR in 2019 is the best mark for the Mets. Giancarlo Stanton holds both marks for the Marlins.
The Mets had seven players with multi-hit games, as they tied a season-high with 19 hits. In addition to Alonso, Francisco Lindor and Eduardo Escobar each had three hits, while Brandon Nimmo, Mark Canha, Naquin and Tomas Nido each had two. If you thought it was disappointing that Darin Ruf got the start over Mark Vientos, it was even more disappointing that Ruf took the collar, going 0-4 with a walk.
Max Scherzer was the beneficiary of the output and he recorded his 11th win of the season with an outing where he gave up just 1 ER in 6 IP. Adam Ottavino and Drew Smith followed with scoreless innings. Seth Lugo came on in the ninth and served up a 3-run homer, the third time in his last six appearances where he’s given up a gopher ball.