The Mets couldn't make the most of Pete Alonso's record-setting night, falling to Cubs 5-2 on Tuesday night. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Tuesday's game
1) In the bottom of the fourth inning, Pete Alonso hit his 42nd home run of the season. With that home run, Alonso set the Mets single-season record... passing Carlos Beltran and Todd Hundley. Beltran hit 41 home runs in 2006, while Hundley hit 41 home runs during the 1996 season. With that home run, Alonso got his 101st RBI of the season... the Mets single season RBI record is 124, set by Mike Piazza in 1999 and tied by David Wright in 2008.
2) Marcus Stroman didn't have his best outing, striking out seven and allowing four earned runs, including two home runs. He allowed six hits, walked two, and threw 96 pitches over 6.0 innings. Stroman has yet to go more than 6.0 innings in a start for the Mets, but did so eight times with the Blue Jays this year, including throwing 7.0 innings in his final two starts in Toronto.
3) Wilson Ramos extended his MLB-leading hit streak to 20 games, as the catcher went 2-for-4 from the plate.
4) Leading off the bottom of the second inning, Michael Conforto hit his first triple of the season, but the Mets couldn't drive him in as he was left stranded at third.
5) SS Javier Baez and 2B Addison Russell delivered most of the Cubs offense, as both infielders hit home runs off of Stroman. Baez went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and three RBI... while Russell was 3-for-4 with two RBI.
A pep in Stro's step 💪 pic.twitter.com/3iGnqdXQVf- SNY (@SNYtv) August 28, 2019
The Mets will continue their three-game series with the Cubs on Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-6, 3.71 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, and will go up against RHP Kyle Hendricks (9-9, 3.20 ERA) for the Cubs.