Pete Alonso had quite a night. The Mets All-Star, for better or worse, had his fingerprints all over Tuesday night’s loss to the Yankees, working overtime to produce viral content for the starving internet masses. Fed up with himself and the Mets’ recent struggles (they’ve lost three of four and six of their last ten), Alonso lost his cool after a fourth-inning strikeout (Frankie Montas blew him away with a hunk of 98-mph cheese), channeling Bo Jackson by snapping a bat over his knee.
Later, Alonso tried to be the hero by scoring from first on Jeff McNeil’s double to the right-field gap, only to awkwardly trip over third base. Miraculously, the blunder didn’t cost him thanks to an inexplicable mistake by Gleyber Torres, who, to cap a wild sequence of events, froze before taking off for second base. Neither tactic worked with Alonso scampering home to tie the game at two, while McNeil successfully dodged Torres’ tag, eliciting groans from exasperated fans at Yankee Stadium.
After narrowly avoiding disaster on the base paths, Alonso’s frustrating night continued in the bottom of the seventh inning when he lost track of what should have been a routine pop-up, allowing pinch-hitter Jose Trevino to reach on a generously scored bloop single to shallow right field.
Trevino would later score on a two-out RBI by Aaron Judge, who, earlier in the night, launched his league-leading 48th homer, a towering, 453-foot blast off Mets starter Taijuan Walker.
For all the drama that preceded it, Alonso enjoyed a reasonably productive night, at least offensively, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. That concludes the Mets’ and Yankees’ regular season series, ending deadlocked at two wins apiece with both teams protecting their home field. If the crosstown rivals meet again this year, it will have to be in the World Series, an occurrence we haven't seen in 22 years.