First Mets bat Peter Alonso hit a two-run homer to left field that almost came out of Nationals Park in the Sunday Futures Game.
After putting into practice a batting clinic, Alonzo went 1-for-2 from the bench, hitting a fastball by Jorge Guzman well above the left field fence in the seventh input that gave the EE team. UU an advantage of 9-6.
"That's by far the farthest I've ever hit in my life," said Alonso after hitting the homer, who traveled 415 feet.
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Alonso's home run, according to Matt Kelly of MLB. com had a rare combination of height (launch angle of 46 degrees) and speed (113.6 mph speed of departure).
How strange? Nobody in the majors has hit a homer with those numbers since the tracking technology was launched in 2015.
"I was thinking:" Look at the ball, hit the ball ", said Alonso while the team United States won 10-6. "I got one and I felt very good."
Alonso, 23, flourished in 65 games with Double-A Binghamton, hitting .314 with 15 homers and 52 RBIs, but has struggled in 23 games since being promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, hitting just .190 with six homers and 23 RBIs.
Campo shorts of the Mets Andres Gimenez was 0-for-2 from the bench for the World Team in the game on Sunday. The 19-year-old prospect has hit .278 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 82 games with High-A St. Lucie, his third professional season with the Mets.