Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso made Mets history on Thursday night.
During Thursday's 10-8 win over the Braves, Rosario and Alonso each recorded five hits, the first time two Mets have ever done that in the same game.
Rosario went 5-6 on the night with four runs scored, providing a spark at the top of the lineup and upping his season average to .289.
"He has really upped his game on top of what he did last season," Mickey Callaway said after the game. "He is continuing to develop, like we talked about the last couple years, right in front of our eyes, and he's becoming a great hitter. What he's done the last few months is spectacular."
"My confidence has been at an all-time high," Rosario said afterwards. "I didn't start this season off as great but now it's been going well."
Alonso, meanwhile, went 5-5 with six RBI, including a three-run homer in the first inning.
After the game, Alonso gave a lot of the credit to what Rosario did from the leadoff spot.
"I think all of us kind of fed off of Amed today," Alonso said. "He's been smoking hot this second half, and the way he set the table was awesome. From the first pitch of the game, he set the tone today. If he doesn't get five hits today, I don't know if we're as productive all the way through the lineup. He was a hell of a spark plug today."
Alonso's home run was his 39th of the season, tying the National League rookie record set by Cody Bellinger in 2017. He's also just two home runs away from the Mets all-time single-season home run record, split between Todd Hundley and Carlos Beltran.
Despite all the accolades, Callaway has been most impressed by how Alonso has been a team player all season long.
"He's doing a lot," said Callaway. "There are a lot of records out there. I know he's not too worried about that. He just wants to put together good at-bats and play good defense, but he's stock-piling them, and I think the reason is that he plays to win. He plays for the team, and when you do that, you look up at the end of the year and your stats are going to be better, because he's not a selfish guy.
"He's a great talent, he does everything the right way, he plays hard, and I'm proud of him."