Not a bad "day off" for Mets first baseman Pete Alonso on Saturday.
The rookie began his day on the bench and by the end of it, he set another franchise rookie record.
Pinch hitting in the sixth inning, Alonso hit home run No. 33 on the year, a three-run shot. Coming into the game, Alonso was in a 3-for-30 slump coming out of the All-Star break and his Home Run Derby win.
The 444-foot homer off of Alonso's bat put him up to 75 RBI this season, which is the franchise's new record for a rookie. He passed Darryl Strawberry's previous record of 74 set in 1983.
That record joins a record book that already has plenty of his name in it. Alonso grabbed the rookie record for home runs and extra-base hits (56) earlier this season. Alonso has also homered in 11 different ballparks this season, which is a rookie record for one season which also surpassed a Strawberry 1983 record (10).
Coming into the game, Alonso had the fourth-most extra-base hits in a player's first 97 career games, trailing only Joe DiMaggio (67), Jose Abreu (60) and Ryan Braun (56).
Also at the start of the day, Alonso led all rookies in the majors this season in homers, extra-base hits, RBI, OBP (.358), slugging (.606), total bases (215), runs (60), hits (94), multi-hit games (28), doubles (21) and walks (40).