Pete Alonso seems like he's making history every day.
This time he did it by recording the hardest-hit homer ever by a Met during Thursday's 6-3 win over the Braves. His two-run blast in the seventh inning, which traveled 454 feet, had an exit velocity of 118.3 miles per hour, according to MLB Statcast.
That homer is tied for the 9th-hardest ever recorded by Statcast, and the only two players who have hit harder home runs per Statcast are the Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge.
"I've got to do a couple more push-ups," Alonso joked when informed of the stat. "That's really cool. To be in the same category as those two guys, that means a lot. They're two of the most prolific power hitters in the game right now."
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Then there's Judge.
Then there's Pete.
Alonso tried to describe how it felt to hit a ball that hard and far.
"Honestly, when you kind of get a ball like that, you just don't even feel it," he said. "You get this weird sensation. I can't really explain it. You don't feel the ball off your bat. You just hear the sound and it just goes."
The ball had a splash landing in the fountain beyond the center field wall in Atlanta.
"To see it hit the water, it's like, wow. That's cool. I kind of surprised myself to be honest," Alonso said.
Alonso now has six homers, 17 RBI, a .378 average and a 1.362 OPS.
"Most of the time our jaws are dropped and we're going, 'Wow. You just don't see stuff like that,'" Mickey Callaway said. "He does something special every night."