It might feel too soon to name a new Captain in the post-David Wright era, but Pete Alonso solidified himself as Captain Clutch on Monday night. Alonso’s go-ahead solo blast had Citi Field ROCKING as the Mets continued to punch their way up the Wild Card standings.
The moment Alonso made line-drive contact into the corner and stared it down as he sprinted toward first base, I thought this was Alonso having his Piazza vs. Braves moment.
There’s a similarity in these moments and in the emotions they both brought out in fans. There’s no need for fans to get on their feet to celebrate Alonso’s clutch shot because they’re already on their feet from the moment he comes to bat - just like Piazza. There’s already an aura that surrounds him where you just feel like he’s going to come through when it matters most – just like Piazza.
Actions speak louder than words, but 4 letters have brought this team and the fans back from the dead.
We’re always watching, Pete. For better or worse, Mets fans are here until the end. Our tone on social media will change and there will be more asses in the seats but believe me, we’re ALWAYS watching and hoping for a miracle, no matter how cynical our exterior shell might be.
“We’re never gonna lay down, we ain’t going nowhere. You can come give a try. Our bond is our blood and thicker than water. Like Goonies, we never say die” #LFGM 🍎— Pete Alonso (@Pete_Alonso20) August 6, 2019
I’m 8 years older than Alonso yet moments like the Home Run Derby and last night’s heroics make me feel like a kid watching Piazza all over again. Baseball is a game and games are supposed to be fun. Well, no one is having more fun than Alonso and the Mets right now.
If you aren’t a Pete Alonso fan, you have no pulse— The 7 Line (@The7Line) August 6, 2019
Just when everyone thought the Mets were out, Pete Alonso pulls them back in - just like Piazza…
Tailgate with us on Saturday September 16th at Citi Field! Kick the night off with us in the Marina Lot! The Mets take on the Reds at 7:10pm so we expect fans to start showing up around 3pm. If you can't swing that early, just get there when ya get there.