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Pete Alonso crushed a homer so hard it made a cannonball splash that'd make your uncle jealous

You know when you're at a family function and your uncle takes a running leap into the deep end of the pool, shouting "CANNONBALL!" and splashing anybody within a five-foot radius of his impact zone?

That's pretty much what powerful Mets rookie Pete Alonso did in the seventh inning of Thursday night's game against the Braves at SunTrust Field. Connecting on a pitch from Jonny Venters, Alonso clubbed a homer feet to dead center field -- but it came to a landing in less time than it took you to read this sentence.

Here, look:

That splash! Alonso struck that ball hard. So hard, in fact, that it exploded off the bat at 118.3 mph.

More context regarding Alonso's prodigious blast, per's Anthony DiComo ...

When I first saw this clip of Alonso's homer, I thought, "I don't know if I've seen a homer hit quite that hard," and the Statcast details above basically support that. That ball had purpose. That ball was struck with authority.

One might say Alonso's making quite a splash for New York so far this season ...