Mets first baseman Peter Alonso hit a monster two-run home run to left field that almost left Nationals Park in Sunday's Futures Game.
"It felt like a lightning bolt hit the sweet spot of my bat," Alonso said. "It felt immaculate."
After putting on a clinic in batting practice, Alonzo went 1-for-2 off the bench, hitting a Jorge Guzman fastball well over the left-field fence in the seventh inning that gave Team USA a 9-6 lead.
"That's by far the farthest one I've ever hit in my life," Alonso said after hitting the home run, which traveled 415 feet.
Alonso's home run, according to MLB.com's Matt Kelly, had a rare combination of height (46-degree launch angle) and speed (113.6 mph exit velocity).
How rare? No one in the majors has hit a home run with those numbers since that tracking technology launched in 2015.
"I was just thinking, 'See ball, hit ball,' " Alonso said as Team USA won 10-6. "I got one and it felt so good."
Alonso, 23, flourished in 65 games with Double-A Binghamton, hitting .314 with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs, but has struggled in 23 games since he was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, hitting just .190 with six home runs and 23 RBIs.
19-year-old Mets shortstop Andres Gimenez went 0-for-2 off the bench for the World Team in Sunday's game. The 19-year-old prospect has hit .278/.344/.427 with 18 doubles, four triples, six home runs, and a league-leading 26 stolen bases in 82 games with High-A St. Lucie, his third professional season with the Mets.