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New York Mets: Adam Warren tips cap to Pete Alonso’s game-winning HR

05/08/2019
Robby Sabo

San Diego Padres pitcher Adam Warren tips his cap after New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso smacks a game-winning home run.

Robby Sabo

The legend of Pete Alonso continues.

Facing Adam Warren with his New York Mets struggling mightily over the last couple of weeks, rookie Pete Alonso answered the call in a major way.

The secondary conversation revolves around the other majestic operation during the at-bat, the bat flip.

Pitchers offer up a wide variety of opinions on the matter, but in this case, the pitcher took his medicine quite nicely. The former Yankee, Warren, tipped his cap while taking the defeat, via Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribue.

“That’s the right time to celebrate,” Warren said after Alonso’s game-winning home run Tuesday night. “When you go ahead in the ninth.”

Alonso, 24, is the Mets stud of the moment. His blast literally snapped the Mets recent funk at the plate (and in the loss column).

In 36 games during this, Alonso’s rookie campaign, the kid’s put forth an amazing start. His 11 homers and 31 ribbies while batting .284 has paced the team.

Making the clutch moonshot more impressive is the fact Alonso called the Tuesday night May contest a “must-win” after struggling the night before against smack-talking rookie Chris Paddack.

New York is currently looking to make it two in a row in San Diego. The club leads 2-1 in the bottom of the second inning with the newly-acquired Wilmer Font on the mound. Robinson Cano owns the storyline after collecting his 2,500 career hit.

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