Alonso went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

His fourth blast of the spring came off Henderson Alvarez, who's attempting to make a comeback after tossing only 37 big-league innings over the last four seasons. Alonso also struck out twice, giving him a 3:10 BB:K through 16 games, but his .347/.385/.673 slash line still pops. Meanwhile, Dominic Smith -- who got the start at DH in Sunday's contest -- went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Smith may get the nod on Opening Day if the Mets look to play service-time games with Alonso, but it should only be a few weeks before his prodigious power is a part of the Mets' everyday lineup.

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