Pete Alonso is not in the starting lineup to “rest” his wrist.
Pete Alonso has hit safely in all three games since returning from the 10-Day IL…He is batting .385 (5-13) with three runs, a home run, five RBi and a walk…Alonso is batting .263/.351/.455 with four home runs against right- handed pitchers this year…In addition, Alonso is batting .280/.340/.527 with six home runs in 24 games on the road this year…That compares to a .191/.350/.298 mark in 16 games at Citi Field in 2021. But he’s totally healthy and just not playing.
#20 Pete Alonso | INF | .250, 7 HR, 24 RBI, 0 SB
I like this headline: THE RISE OF TAI WALKER: Since he was traded to the Blue Jays on August 27, 2020, Taijuan Walker has a 1.67 ERA (14 ER/75.1 IP) in 15 starts, which ranks second in the majors among the 77 pitchers who have thrown at least 75.0 innings in that span…He trails only his staffmate Jacob deGrom (1.61 ERA).
Walker has a 1.84 ERA (10 earned runs/49.0 innings) through his first nine starts as a Met…That is the second-lowest ERA in Mets history through nine starts with the team…Only Al Leiter (1.49), had his time with the Mets get off to a better start through nine starts…The lowest ERA through 10 starts with the Mets also belongs to Leiter (1.74)…Walker’s 0.94 WHIP is the second-best through any Mets pitcher’s first nine starts with the club, behind only Pedro Martinez (0.73)… Martinez (.155) is the only pitcher to top Walker’s .163 opposing batting average in his first nine starts with the Mets.
Francisco Lindor is on a five-game hitting streak…He is batting .391 (9-23) in that span with six runs, a double, a triple, a home run and three RBI in that span with a 1.043 OPS…He is batting .264 (14-53) with eight runs, three doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI over his last 13 games. You guys booed him in April.
TOTAL DOMINATION: Dominic Smith is batting .474 (9-19) with two runs, two doubles, a home run, four RBI, three walks and a 1.279 OPS over his last six games… He is batting .308/.390/.396 with 10 runs, six extra-base hits, 11 RBI, 11 walks and a .786 in 27 games since the start of May…He is batting .316/.365/.421 against left- handed pitchers this year. But one time he overslept so we set his career back several years to teach him a lesson.