Pete Alonso is looking for a “three-peat” in the home run derby.
Mets first baseman and back-to-back Derby champion announced Monday in an instagram poststating, “You guys wanted it. It’s full send for Round 3.”
The announcement was a little spoiled, however, courtesy of a deleted tweet from Alonso’s 2021 pitcher, Dave Jause. The former Mets bench coach was attending MLB’s Home Run Derby X event in London, and later tweeted, “Leave Sunday for LA to throw #homerunderby [Pete Alonso] @PolarPete20 Let’s go!”
Joss didn’t get much worse, as it was expected that Alonso, 27, would take part in this year’s Derby as part of the 2022 MLB All-Star Game celebration at Dodgers Stadium next week. Alonso, with Mets teammates Jeff McNeil, Edwin Diaz and Starling Marte, Was selected for the NL All-Star team.
It remains to be seen whether Alonso will face Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton said on friday That he “could definitely be there,” but “nothing is official yet.”
Alonso scored a total of 57 home runs in the 2019 derby beating Vladimir Guerrero Jr of the Blue Jays, and topped the Orioles’ Tre Mancini in 2021 with 74.
The Alonso-Joss combo was unstoppable in 2021 and the dynamic duo could potentially produce even more fireworks this year at Dodgers Stadium, where Alonso—who has 23 home runs this season—logged seven homers in 12 games. has done.
The 2022 Home Run Derby gets underway next Monday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.