May 17, 2023 | 11:50 p.m.
Pete Alonso didn’t even give SNY a chance to beep his postgame interview mic to the Citi Field crowd on live TV
After a three-run home run from the Mets’ star first baseman in the 10th inning on Tuesday night, Alonso capped his postgame live on the field. with a “f—king go Mets” after thanking the fans for coming.
Alonso, who was battling a cold, usually says the letters LFGM, but the excitement may have reached him here.
His explosion in the second deck from left handed the Mets an 8-7 victory over the Rays on a night when young contributors such as Mark Vientos and Francisco Alvarez kept them afloat – with the pair hitting tying home runs at various times all through the night .
“It was awesome,” Pete Alonso said in the SNY interview when asked about the ending. “I mean, we’ve been working all year, and today is a big milestone for us. … It’s a great building block, and we want that to continue.
The Mets struggled to start their season, however, and on Tuesday, to start their streak against the Rays, Justin Verlander was booed off the field after a disastrous start.
Most of the offense, including Alonso, went through something of a slump, but his latest outburst propelled him to the MLB lead with 15 points through the first 44 games.
“I mean, it’s awesome,” Alonso said minutes after flipping his bat, jogging around the bases and starting the celebration. “We had a couple of different young guys going head-to-head in places that were really huge for us, and we had some great batsmen all night. It just happened at the end. It was a big win for us. Nice team win.”
Kodai Senga allowed one run in six innings, but the Rays extended their lead in the seventh when Jose Siri homered Jeff Brigham.
But down the frame, Vientos — who was just called up earlier Wednesday to make his season debut with the Mets — threw a fly ball 414 feet from center field to tie the game 2-2.
Then, after the Rays regained the lead and made it 5-2 going into the ninth, Alvarez again tied the game with the Mets until their final out, smashing a 426-foot throw from Jason Adam. and throwing his bat towards the dugout as he jogged. to first base.
“They are pros,” Alonso said of Vientos and Alvarez. “They are absolutely professionals, and I know they are young. They are at the very beginning of their career, but they are pros and they are capable of making an impact and we needed that. They were huge for us tonight.
Then, moments later, came Alonso’s curse on live TV – late-game heroics were followed with a bit too much enthusiasm.