Though the Mets already had blown open the game against Twins relievers Trevor May (3-3) and Matt Magill by that point, the two-run drive by Alonso was ultimately their most remarkable of the humid afternoon, longer than any of the 57 homers he hit in the derby in Cleveland last week. That also was the first post-derby long ball by Alonso, who emerged from the break in a 1-for-17 slide until his 31st homer. I still don’t think it’s the farthest one he’ll hit, but for him to hit one like that it just shows how much power he has and the kind of player he is,” Smith said.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:52 pm
Pete Alonso often watches his home runs take flight. So you know where it goes,” Alonso said. That philosophy allowed him to see his moonshot in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 14-4 win over the Twins Wednesday reach the third deck at Target Field.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 10:54 pm
New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) celebrates with catcher Wilson Ramos (40) after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. MINNEAPOLIS – The crowd of 28,712 at Target Field stood and screamed as Edwin Diaz readied for his 33rd pitch in the ninth inning. The Mets led by one, but a Twins player occupied each base, and Nelson Cruz stood at the plate with a 3-2 count.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:50 am
Rookie Oscar Mercado belted a two-run homer to highlight a five-run second inning as the host Cleveland Indians recorded an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. Tyler Naquin launched a solo homer to cap his fourth straight multi-hit performance for the Indians, who have won 14 of their past 19 contests to move within five games of the American League Central-leading Minnesota Twins. Francisco Lindor ripped a two-run double to help Cleveland post its 10th win in 11 meetings against Detroit this season, with four coming via shutout.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:00 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm