The Slitting Mets ‘first baseman was hit at bats four times on Monday, but a defense letdown caused the team a major loss from the Marlins’ 5–3 loss at Citi Field.
After Jacob DeGrom surrendered a homer to Garrett Cooper in the sixth to pull the Marlins within one run, Alonso misjudged Matt Joyce Grounder in the back of the bag. That rogue helped the Marlins score three unearned runs in the innings.
“It was a fast hit ball, hit the bottom of the line,” Alonso said. “I think I was in the right position, it’s just that the ball took a weird bounce and kicked back to the right.” It was a weird, cowardly hop. It went a little far from me.
“I feel bad because I know I was in a good position and I did everything I could, but I didn’t just pretend.”
Offensively, Alonso is 2-for-16 (.125) as the Mets help win the first game of a doubleheader against the Yankees after hitting a home run on Friday. Overall, he owns a disappointing .719 OPS for the season.
“I feel good and my swing feels good, it’s just a matter of hitting the ball where the fielders are not,” Alonso said. “Today I feel that I have taken some good swings and I feel that I have taken some good swings consistently. I just feel like I’ve become unlucky. I think there are also missed opportunities where I foul one-two pitches that must be broken in the interval or it can be difficult to play. ”
JD Davis was absent from the starting lineup, the day after he left the field with left hip trouble. According to general manager Brody Van Vagenen, Aerodice Chapman Fastball Davis took up residence at the hip on Saturday. Davis will be evaluated ahead of Tuesday’s game in Baltimore. Luis Guillorme started Davis’ third base.
Juan Lagares denied his right to the Mets’ alternate training ground and elected free agency.
Hunter Strickland, whose contract was selected prior to the game – Drew Smith was given the option of Brooklyn – had a strange kind of pitching in the seventh inning.