Mets Takeaways from Monday's 6-2 win over Diamondbacks, including Pete Alonso's home run and four RBI in return

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Pete Alonso swinging at the plate vs. Diamondbacks
Pete Alonso swinging at the plate vs. Diamondbacks

Jacob deGrom was dealing and Pete Alonso hit a home run in his first game back as the Mets beat the Diamondbacks 6-2.

Here are the takeaways from the game...

1. Jacob deGrom picked up where he left off, starting the game with a 1-2-3 inning on just 11 pitches and punching out two of the three batters.

2. The Mets got on the board first after Pete Alonso knocked a two-run RBI single in his first game back from a 10-day IL stint. Alonso brought Jose Peraza and Mason Williams (first game as a Met) in to give the Mets a 2-0 lead with deGrom dealing.

3. Peraza and Williams got on base again in the next inning, with Peraza doubling to center before Williams was intentionally walked with deGrom on deck and two outs.

But deGrom singled to right to bring in Peraza, advance Williams to third and give the Mets a 3-0 lead. Jonathan Villar fouled out during the next at-bat to strand runners on the corners, but the bottom of the Mets' lineup was having themselves a day.

The single by deGrom tied him for the fifth most hits by a pitcher in Mets history with Ron Darling at 75.

4. Carson Kelly connected on a line drive single to break up the perfect game bid by deGrom at 4.1 innings -- tied for the longest mark by a Mets pitcher this season with Taijuan Walker.

5. Alonso crushed a two-run home run to left in the top of the seventh to extend the Mets' lead to 5-0, as the offense continued to rake. He finished the night with four RBI.

With deGrom exiting after 6.0 innings of two-hit, no run ball to go along with eight strikeouts, the Mets brought in Trevor May -- who proceeded to give up a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar on the fifth pitch he threw to make it a 5-1 game.

The D-Backs scored on May again later in the inning, so he was pulled after just 0.2 innings pitched.

6. Kevin Pillar made his first appearance for the Mets since being hit by a fastball in the face a few weeks ago and having surgery on his nose. He entered late in left field and was 1-for-1 at the plate with a single in his return.

7. Billy McKinney homered for the second straight game with a solo bomb to right to give the Mets some breathing room at 6-2.

The Mets' offense finished with 13 hits, with every starter connecting except for James McCann.

Villar, Alonso, Peraza, Francisco Lindor, and Dominic Smith each had multiple hits in the Mets' fifth straight win.

Highlights

What's Next:

The Mets and Diamondbacks play again on Tuesday night at 9:40 p.m., with David Peterson and Caleb Smith taking the mound.