When Pete Alonso plays well, he's usually catching up to someone in the record books. Heading into Saturday's contest against the Nationals having homered in four-straight games, he's doing more of the same.
Starting with that stretch for Alonso, he's the first Mets player to homer in four-straight games since Curtis Granderson did so in September 2016. Larry Elliot is the only other Mets rookie to home in four-straight games in 1964.
With a homer on Saturday, Alonso will join Richard Hidalgo as the only Met to ever have a five-game streak, however, Daniel Murphy homered in six-straight games during the 2016 postseason.
Also with another home run, Alonso will be tied with Cody Bellinger for the most home runs ever by a rookie in the National League with 39.
If Alonso hits that milestone, he'll likely hit the team's franchise record which is 41, set by Todd Hundley in 1996 and then tied by Carlos Beltran a decade later.
That, of course, depends on health. But if Alonso stays healthy, he'll more than shatter that franchise record. While not an official "record," Alonso does have the record for the most homers by a Met in their first 116 games of a season (38). That's three more than Hundley in '96.
Also in regard to health, he's currently on pace for 53 homers this season as of Saturday.
If Alonso hits 53, that'll set the MLB record for rookie home runs. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge holds that record with 52.
Even if Alonso didn't reach these milestones, he's still had an outstanding rookie season filled with records already. His 85 RBI smashed Darryl Strawberry's previous rookie record of 74 in 1983. In addition, Alonso has the franchise record for rookie extra-base hits (63) and of course, home runs.