Four of his last seven hits have been HRs—60 home runs Pace Alonso
Slugger Pete Alonso (29-New York Mets) has taken over the Major League Baseball (MLB) home run lead.
Alonso started at first base in the four-hole and went 2-for-2 with a home run, two doubles, two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs in a 10-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on 26 June. He is batting just .239 (45-for-188) on the season, but has rebounded to hit .292 (7-for-24) over his last seven games. Four of his seven hits during that stretch have been home runs. His on-base percentage is a whopping 0.792.
According to MLB.com, the official MLB website, Alonso is now on pace for exactly 60 home runs. He’s also left his mark. With his home run against the Cubs, Alonso reached the 165-homer plateau in his fifth year. “Alonso is one of only nine players to hit 165 or more home runs in his first five seasons, joining such greats as Ralph Kiner, Albert Pujols, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams,” MLB.com said.먹튀검증
Alonso is the current favourite for Most Valuable Player (MVP). Max Muncy (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Jorge Soler (Miami Marlins-over 15) in home runs for the season, four ahead of him. RBIs with 45, third in the league and first in the National League (NL) behind Adolis Garcia (Texas Rangers-49) and Jordan Alvarez (Houston Astros-46). Defensively, he has played 415 innings at first base with just one error.
A second-round pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, Alonso made his big league debut in 2019. He exploded for 53 home runs (120 RBI) in his first season, breaking the MLB record for most home runs in a season by a rookie (52) set by Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) in 2017, and was named NL Rookie of the Year. He also broke the NL rookie record of 39 home runs set by Cody Bellinger (Los Angeles Dodgers) in 2017, and surpassed the Mets’ single-season franchise record of 41 set by Todd Hundley in 1996 and Carlos Beltran in 2006. Last year, he also showed off his tremendous power with 40 home runs, and he’s on pace to do the same this season.