On Wednesday afternoon the New York Mets faced off against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis.
With the Mets leading 9-3 in the top of the eighth inning, Home Run Derby champion Pete Alonso came to the plate.
It appears someone forgot to tell Alonso he’s not in the derby anymore.
The star first baseman launched a two-run home run to extend the Mets’ lead to 11-3. Alonso’s home run traveled 474-feet and nearly took out a woman sitting in the upper deck.
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The moonshot was one of the furthest hit home runs this season. He tied Pittsburgh Pirates star Josh Bell and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton for the eighth longest hit home run of the year.
The star rookie outlasted fellow rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who hit 91 total home runs on the night.
Alonso broke down the epic round between Vlad Jr. and Joc Pederson.
“That was elite hitting,” Alonso said afterwards, per ESPN. “That was some of the best rounds of BP I’ve ever watched. That was up there with — I think that was even better than the Josh Hamilton round because both of them going back and forth, and clawing back the way that Joc did, he had his work cut out for him. … I don’t know if we’re ever going to see that again. That was special.”
It’s clear Alonso is one of the best power hitters in the game.