Alonso does his best Piazza imitation to become Captain Clutch

Alonso does his best Piazza imitation to become Captain Clutch

by Tim Reilly August 06, 2019 0 Comments

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.

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.

Just when everyone thought the Mets were out, Pete Alonso pulls them back in - just like Piazza…

L-F-G-M! 
Pete Alonso celebrates his seventh inning home run against the Miami Marlins. (Steven Ryan/Getty Images)



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