Pete Alonso continues to make Mets and MLB history in his rookie year.
With his two-run homer in the sixth inning off Phillies RHP Aaron Nola, one that ended a no-hit bid in Sunday's 8-3 loss, Alonso became the second player in Mets history to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star break, joining Dave Kingman.
After Jeff McNeil reached on an error, Alonso smashed Nola's 0-2 curveball 396 feet to right field to end his no-hit bid and put the Mets on the scoreboard.
Alonso, an All-Star first baseman who will compete in Monday's Home Run Derby, tied Yankees slugger Aaron Judge for the most home runs hit by a rookie at the All-Star break.
But Alonso's numbers continue to stand out. He broke Albert Pujols' National League rookie record for most RBIs before the All-Star break (68-66) and tied a Mets single-season rookie record with 53 extra-base hits as rookies.
While it took Ike Davis and Ty Wigginton the entire season to reach that number, Alonso still has 72 games to go.