Pete Alonso’s dramatic game-winning homer didn’t just travel 449 yards, it also came with a dramatic bat flip.
What did former Yankee Adam Warren think about the showy display? He took it in stride.
“That’s the right time to celebrate,” Warren told the San Diego Tribune after surrendering the titanic homer that nearly hit the videoboard in left field and propelled the Mets to a 7-6 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night. “When you go ahead in the ninth.”
This homer had to be extra-sweet for Alonso who called this game a must win after he struggled in an anticipated matchup against Padres star rookie starter Chris Paddack on Monday night. Paddack, who was upset that he wasn’t named NL Rookie of the Month, struck out Alonso twice, each time pumping a fist in celebration. Alonso grounded out in his third at-bat against him.
But the Mets’ rookie first baseman got his revenge on Tuesday night at the expense of a former Yankees reliever.