The Mets clubbed three home runs on Saturday to beat the Cubs 10-2 at Wrigley Field. >> Box score
Five things to know from Saturday's game...
1) Pete Alonso's historic rookie season continued as he tied the Mets' rookie home run record of 26 held by Darryl Strawberry in the first inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Alonso also now holds the most home runs by a National League rookie before the All-Star break and is on pace for 54 home runs, which would break Aaron Judge's rookie home run record of 52.
2) Zack Wheeler appeared as if he may be in for a long day in the first two innings, putting the first two batters he faced each inning on base. However, the right-hander escaped both times without giving up a run and managed to hold the Cubs scoreless through six innings. The Cubs got to him in the seventh, though, as he loaded the bases with nobody out. Victor Caratini grounded into a double play to score the Cubs' first run, but that's all they would get off of Wheeler. He went seven clean innings, allowing just one run on five hits.
3) Jeff McNeil continued his hot hitting with his fifth consecutive multi-hit game and three more RBI on Saturday. He drove in two runs on a single in the second inning (although was thrown out at second base) and knocked in another in the fourth with an RBI double. McNeil is hitting .407 with seven RBI on the road trip.
4) Seven of the Mets' eight position players had at least one hit on Saturday, with the only exception being Juan Lagares, who went 0-4. McNeil, Alonso, Todd Frazier and Amed Rosario all had multi-hit games.
5) Alonso, Frazier, and Wilson Ramos all went yard on Saturday afternoon, jumping on pitches from Jose Quintana, who allowed nine runs (eight earned) over 4.1 innings.
The Mets will conclude their four-game series on Sunday when RHP Jacob deGrom (4-6, 3.26) takes the mound opposite LHP Cole Hamels (6-2, 2.85) for the Cubs at Wrigley Field at 2:20 p.m.