Pete Alonso's rookie dream season will end on Sunday, but he's not going well.
The Mets first baseman cleared the left field fence at City Field in his first bat against Brause on Friday night for Homer No. 52, tying him with Judge Aaron for the MLB rookie record. Judge hit 52 Yankees in 2017
Alonso's blast, combined with a two-man homer by J.C. D. Davis, carried the Bullets to a 4-2 victory over Brauess.
Alonso breaks a line by car from Dallas Koeshel, hitting a blue retaining wall behind a left field fence. Alonso pushed both hands into the air as he circled first base.
"When I was rounding the bases, I felt like a little kid, like a 7-year-old kid," Alonso said. "I was just overcome with pure joy and emotion. I can't think of a happier time in my life playing baseball. That's my dream come true.
Alonso and the referee met at the All-Star Game in Cleveland this season. Now the two crooks are woven into the fabric of the Mets-Yankee rivalry.
"There's nothing wrong with some friendly competition," Alonso said. "Some fans don't think it's a friendly competition, but I think it's really good for the city and to have good players not only here in Queens, but to have good players there too, I feel it's a really good thing and great something about the city. "
As early as this season, Alonso broke Hoodie's record of Cody Belinger, 39, and broke the franchise mark of 41
Alonso started the night as the MLB leader in homers and trying to become the first Mets player to wear the crown. Alonso's 119 RBI tied Wally Berger in 1930 as the second most rookie in the National League. Albert Puyols set a record with 130 RBI as a Cardinals rookie in 2001.  Principal History Faculty at Florida State University, Alonso evaluates degree
"When I think of guys as baseball history, I think of old people like Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds," Alonso said. "To think of myself as a rookie, I'm hitting more homers than everyone, except one person, it's nuts. It's crazy. "
Although manager Mickey Calloway toyed with the idea of killing Alonso in his role to make him an extra bat, the first founder stayed in No 2 hole, a place from which he has hit comfortably this season.
The Brave will begin by Mike Foltinevic on Saturday and Mike Soroca on Sunday. That leaves Alonso with maybe eight to 10 appearances on the plate with a shot to move in front of the referee.
"You saw the fans tonight, they wanted [Alonso] to bond so badly," Kalaway said. "And now they want him to take the helm, and he was exceptional. There's something in Pitt that attracts everyone and he's had a hell of a season. “