To kick off a tough and intense season, the New York Mets threw the first first vantage point Pete Alonso straight into the fire and knocked him into the two-hole debut in the Major League on opening day Max Scherzer and reinstate him yesterday against Stephen 1
The Mets have shown tremendous confidence in the 24-year-olds. old thug, who put immense and possibly unfair expectations on his performance. They ignored the problem of losing one year of the service team to make sure he was at the kick-off event and used him against two of the game's best pitchers to start his career. Alonso responded well to the task of meeting Scherzer on his debut, and said before the game, "Let's do it. That's it, right? Why not. Let's go. "
Alonso looked a little over the top against Scherzer, going down to 0, for-3 with two draws but putting down some nasty blows and putting together some high-quality thugs. In his fourth fight, Nationals right-handers called Justin Miller to face Alonso, and he immediately gave up Alonso's first goal, a bullet in the direct midfield.
Alonso had to face another tough right-hander yesterday in Strasburg, but he made the most of the challenge and did not be intimidated. After he had fed a single in his first racket, he hit in his second racket a double-run scoring double, a ball that the midfielder of Victor Robles and his hopped against the wall. It was the first glimpse of Alonso's monstrous 80s class and the first additional hit of his career. According to Stacast, the ball was hit at an exit speed of 106.8 mph.
He beat Strasburg 2-3 in a double and one-one against him in his final against Strasburg, but used his strength in disciplines skills to take a walk against left-handers Tony Sipp in the seventh Inning.
In the eighth round, he hit another double, scoring a run-scoring double Mets an 8-4 cushion. This ball was [1965-09] reportedly hit even harder at an incredible speed of 113.8 kilometers per hour and hit a line to the opposite field. According to David Adler of MLB.com this is the tenth ball hit by a Met in over four seasons, in which Statcast tracks balls. Pete is just here, and he's already showing how he can beat baseballs as hard as anyone else in the game.
The Mets' brave strategy of beating Alonso in the first two games in a two-hole game has paid off. Alonso shows good judgment and the ability to hit the ball hard in all areas of the field. Not only is he a brash bouncer like some Sluggers in today's game – he's able to put the bat on the ball and score many hits while still using his natural power to create high exit speeds at the same time. Alonso has particular potential to be a complete, round hitter, and he has demonstrated these qualities in his first two Major League games.
His hard work in the field also seems to pay off slowly, as he looked respectable at the first base so far. It remains to be seen how well he will do that, but the first results are encouraging. It's also helpful that Alonso is one of the hardest-working players in the game.
There's a lot to see as far as Alonso is concerned, and hopefully his performance yesterday is just a glimpse into what's coming. He seems to be excited and confident for himself, which is always a great sign, and it will be fun to follow his progress as he gets into the daily routine of a Major League Baseball player.