Pete Alonso hits towering HR after begging to be in lineup to face college foe

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso is becoming a fan favorite, and the competitive edge he displayed on Sunday is a great example of why that is happening so quickly.

Alonso was hit on the hand with a pitch during Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and it was assumed he would get an off day on Sunday even after X-rays came back negative. However, he practically begged Mets manager Mickey Callaway to be in the lineup so he could face Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson, who was a rival in college.

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