Mets rookie Pete Alonso has been on fire during the first 10 games of his big league career. And now he's at the point where he's making history.
Alonso, who crushed two more homers on Tuesday night to bring his season total to five, became the first player in modern MLB history (since 1900) to have at least 11 extra-base hits in his first 10 career games, per the Elias Sports Bureau. No other player has ever had more than nine extra-base hits in his first 10 games.
The 24-year-old Alonso is hitting .385/.429/.923 with five homers, six doubles, 14 RBI, and eight runs scored in 10 games (42 plate appearances).
Some other Alonso stats of note:
- Is one of eight players in MLB history with 14 or more RBI in his first 10 career games. The 14 RBI in his first 10 games are a Mets record.
- His 15 hits are tied for most ever by a Mets player through 10 games (with Mike Vail).
- Is the first Mets rookie with a three-game homer streak since Benny Agbayani in 1999.
- Is the second Mets player with a multi-homer game within his first 10 games (Mike Jacobs is the other).
Three of Alonso's bombs:
Alonso's spray chart so far:
And here is a spray chart of Pete Alonso's first 15 big league hits. All fields with power. You won't find a more eclectic mix. pic.twitter.com/C6UdLFaKKS- Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 10, 2019