Pete Alonso’s Antics After His Walk-Off Homer are Fun to Watch

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Win or lose this afternoon, it’s been a tough day for the Mets as they’ve just learned Max Scherzer would be out six to eight weeks with a strained oblique. So now that the Mets were down 6-5 to the Cardinals, Pete Alonso needed to come up big.

Did he ever. A two-run 447-foot BLAST that sent Citi Field, and Twitter, into a frenzy.

Some of these finales aided by the extra inning ghost runner feel a bit rushed, but this one felt right. The rare instance a team’s best player comes up to the dish with the game on the line — we don’t really care what baseball did to make it happen. Walk-off homers are always awesome. We even got a view looking straight into the Mets dugout when Alonso went nuclear.

Baseball has changed quite a bit since we all began watching as Pete Alonso does probably three different celebrations that would’ve cleared the benches back in the day. But that’s the game now. Don’t like celebrations? Quit giving up homers.

Twitter had a field day with this one, and rightfully so.

Pete Alonso’s Major League-leading 36th RBI pushes the Mets’ division lead to 7 games. They’ll need every ounce of separation they can get with Scherzer and DeGrom on the shelf.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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