Alonso went 3-for-5 with two homers, a double and three RBI in Sunday's 15-5 loss to Washington. Alonso got the scoring starting with a two-run blast in the first inning before knocking a solo shot in the seventh when the game was already far out of reach. While he finished the season with a .231/.326/.490 slash line, the 25-year-old slugger was just starting to heat up; he ended the season on a six-game hitting streak with 10 hits and four homers during that span. Alonso finished the 2020 campaign with 16 long balls and 35 RBI.
Alonso went 2-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run during a 5-3 loss to the Nationals in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. He got the Mets on the board in the fourth inning by taking Anibal Sanchez deep, but New York was already in a 5-0 hole. Alonso's .222/.321/.453 slash line is a big step back from his performance as a rookie, but the 25-year-old has maintained his power stroke with 14 homers and 32 RBI through 56 games.
Alonso is not in the lineup Friday against Atlanta. There haven't been reports that Alonso is battling an injury, so it's unusual to see him sit against lefty Max Fried, with the left-handed Dominic Smith starting ahead of him at first bench. Still, it's possible Alonso has been benched on merit, as his .755 OPS is considerably worse than Smith's 1.034 mark as well as designated hitter J.D. Davis's .802 mark.
Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies. Alonso initiated a Mets comeback with a solo shot to left field in the sixth inning. While his .215 average and .754 OPS are considerable dropoffs from his 2019 Rookie of the Year campaign, Alonso does rank in the top 10 among National League hitters with 12 long balls on the season.
Alonso is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies. Alonso finds himself on the bench for the fourth time this season. That's not a high number by any means, though it's higher than one would have expected giving his fantastic .260/.358/.583 slash line as a rookie. He hasn't come close to matching that this year, however, hitting .216/.318/.433. Dominic Smith will be the first baseman Wednesday, with J.D. Davis serving as the designated hitter.