Francisco Alvarez becomes third Met in 2022 to homer for first MLB hit

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Tuesday at Citi Field brought a doubleheader sweep, the Mets' 100th win, some mid-Game 2 disappointment (and wholesale changes on the field) after Atlanta clinched the NL East in Miami, and a whole lot of rain.

Oh, and the third Met to homer for his first major-league hit, this one a dinger off the bat of Francisco Alvarez:

Alvarez had been 0-for-8 since being called up last week, but he entered Game 2 Tuesday in the sixth inning, when the Mets basically changed their entire alignment once the game became meaningless in the standings. He got behind the plate for the first time as a result, and in the bottom of the frame, his first MLB knock was that dinger out to left field in Queens.

Both Nick Plummer and Brett Baty had already accomplished that “first hit is a homer” feat this year, so it was old hat for the team by the time Alvarez did it late in Game 161.

Still, a cool moment, and hopefully he gets the ball back from this happy couple celebrating its arrival in a near-empty section of a wet Citi Field.

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