Pete Alonso provided the Mets with an early spark on Friday night against Miami, smashing a home run to right-center field in the top of the second inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
Alonso's blast was his 13th home run of the season, adding on to his team lead. The ball got out of Marlins Park in a hurry, traveling 417 feet to give the Mets an early edge in South Florida.
With the Mets trailing 7-1 in the top of the seventh inning, J.D. Davis stepped to the plate and roped a two-run shot to center off of Marlins starter Trevor Richards.
Davis' fourth home run of the season brought the Mets back within four runs and chased Richards from the game.
As the Mets attempted a late-game comeback in Miami, Alonso ripped his second home run of the game, this one a long drive to left field.
Alonso's 14th homer of the season brought the score to 8-4 and once again gave the Mets some life just when it seemed like Miami was pulling away ...