Pete Alonso broke out of a mini slump with two home runs to lead the Mets to a 6-3 win over the Mariners Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. The victory gave the Mets the series win over the first-place Mariners.
Alonso’s day started with an RBI single in the first inning. It wasn’t a particularly well-struck ball and the play was made by Francisco Lindor, who reached first on an error and made a mad dash around the bases to score on Alonso’s hit.
In the third inning, Alonso hit his 40th home run of the season, a two-run shot to make it 4-0 Mets. And he capped the scoring with a solo shot in the seventh, giving him a 4-RBI game, giving him 100 RBIs on the season.
Tylor Megill started for the Mets and picked up the win, although he fell apart in the fourth inning and made it thru 5.1 innings only because of some strong defense behind him. DJ Stewart again made a nice defensive play, running down a ball in the gap with a runner on base. Lindor made a terrific stop on a hard-hit ball to start a DP and Brett Baty made a nice bare-handed play and made a strong throw to get an out at first.
McNeil also homered in the game and the Mets got a preview of what we hope to see for the next decade, with Ronny Mauricio singling, stealing second and then being driven home with an RBI from Francisco Alvarez.
Brooks Raley relieved Megill and threw 1.2 scoreless innings. Trevor Gott and Adam Ottavino finished up with a scoreless inning apiece, with Ottavino striking out J.P. Crawford, who homered off him for the winning run Saturday, to end the game, stranding two runners on base and picking up his eighth save of the season.