ICYMI in Mets Land: Pete Alonso's grand slam, Francisco Lindor delivers 'Baby Mets'
Here's what happened in Mets Land on Friday in case you missed it...
- Have yourself a week, Pete Alonso! The first baseman has just four hits in his last four games, but all have gone for home runs, including a huge seventh-inning opposite-field, game-tying grand slam in the Mets' 10-9 comeback win in 10 innings, over the Cleveland Guardians on Friday night.
- After the game, Alonso talked about his recent run (he now has 17 homers on the year to lead MLB) and gave credit to "the kids."
- The kids, of course, are Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty and Mark Vientos who were in the same lineup for the first time in their careers. And the "Baby Mets" combined to go 5-for-13 with two home runs, four RBI – with two in the 10th.
- Francisco Lindor, who got the game-winning RBI single -- against his former team -- credited the "Baby Mets" for putting him in position. “Hitting is contagious and they are having quality at-bats,” Lindor said. “They are working pitches, getting good pitches to hit and driving them, rounding the bases and celebrating. That’s so cool."
- Pregame, Lindor took the high road on former teammate Jason Kipnis' comments about his leadership.
- The Baseball Night in NY crew took a look at how catcher Gary Sanchez might find his place after he was called up from Triple-A.
- Former Mets Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario talked about being back at Citi Field for the first time since being traded.
- On the injury front, LHP Jose Quintana got good news from his CT scan and he is eyeing a return date. However, Tim Locastro was moved to the 60-day IL and will likely need surgery for a thumb injury.