‘I know we’re going to be dangerous’
The Mets suffered a 16-4 Wednesday versus the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, intensifying a continuous offending battle for New york city. Prior To the Mets (7-6) dealt with the Cubs (8-9) Thursday, a 7:40 p.m. video game on SNY, 1B Pete Alonso was truthful however kept a positive outlook.
“Well, I think it was awesome that we actually got to take BP for the first time in like a week — so that’s a positive start,” Alonso stated with a laugh. “I think, with the weather and COVID, it’s really just been a strange start to the season. And I feel like the fact that where we’re at right now as an offense — like, we’ve been able to score some runs, win some games … collectively, as a group, we’re not even at our full potential. And the fact that we’re at where we’re at with how we’ve been performing, offensively, I think that’s such an incredible sign.
“And I believe that, as the season goes on, as the weather condition begins to heat up and get more regular — I imply, the cold is whatever. It’s the snow, the rain and stops or video game cancelation or posts ponement. That’s been type of hard. I seem like when we enter a rhythm, it’s going to be remarkable. And when we have the ability to play jointly and have the ability to return to our regular schedule, I believe that’s when we’re actually going to click and actually discover ourselves and discover our real identity due to the fact that I believe we have actually done a great deal of actually good ideas.
“We’ve had some big hits. We’ve been able to win ballgames. But I think the sky’s the limit for this club, offensively. And once all of us kind of get rolling and hitting our stride, I think it’s going to be very, very dangerous — I don’t think, I know. I know we’re going to be dangerous. It’s just a matter of getting to that point. I feel like we’re really close, especially with getting consistent games in, weather permitting.”
Sporting a slash line of .229/.296/.458 with 3 crowning achievement and 9 RBI, Alonso is amongst the Mets attempting to develop more consistency. After a 1-for-4 with one long ball — a two-run blast — and one walk in the Wednesday video game, Alonso intends to construct off the positives.
“Home runs are great and, for me, I think walking and hitting line drives the other way — I feel like having productive at-bats, not swinging at pitches out of the zone, being able to lock it in … that’s when I know I’m going right,” Alonso stated. “Like yesterday, I thought I swung at a lot of really good pitches. First at-bat, hit a line drive — really hard line drive — to Kris Bryant. But, I mean, he was positioned well. He caught it. But that’s when I knew I was feeling good yesterday. Got a walk my second AB.
“Although my last 2 ABs I didn’t get the outcome I desired, however I still seem like I swung at what I wished to swing at. And I seem like, for me, if I’m continually swinging at quality pitches, just great outcomes are going to continue after that. So I’m fired up with where I’m at and it’s excellent to be able to play another day, particularly after all the stops and starts. So I seem like when we enter that rhythm of the real circulation of the season, I seem like — not simply for the group, however for me, personally — it’s simply going to be absolutely nothing however helpful.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.