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Watch Alonso snap bat over his knee like a twig

July 21, 2019

Mets slugger Pete Alonso can make even a strikeout exciting. The All-Star first baseman wowed the crowd at Oracle Park on Sunday by snapping his bat with noticeable gusto after striking out swinging against Giants rookie Conner Menez to end the top of the third. "I was just upset because

Mets slugger Pete Alonso can make even a strikeout exciting. The All-Star first baseman wowed the crowd at Oracle Park on Sunday by snapping his bat with noticeable gusto after striking out swinging against Giants rookie Conner Menez to end the top of the third.

"I was just upset because I shouldn't have swung at that pitch," Alonso said. "It was a ball. That was just frustration with that at-bat because I know I'm better than that. I hold myself to a high standard, and I was just frustrated."

Alonso went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks in the Mets' 3-2 loss in 12 innings. He homered twice in the series as the Mets lost three of four to the red-hot Giants.