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Mets Morning News: Mets complete comeback against Rockies, Pete Alonso helps set another record

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MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets turned what would’ve been a devastating loss into a thrilling victory to take the series from the Rockies. They rallied for four runs in the ninth with Seth Lugo driving in the final run. Lugo then returned to his usual position and shut the door in the bottom of the inning to nail down the victory. Earlier in the game Pete Alonso hit his forty-ninth home run of the season which inched him closer to Aaron Judge’s rookie home run record.

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Pete Alonso’s forty-ninth home run of the year was the team’s 225th blast which set a new franchise record for the season.

Seth Lugo came through in his first at-bat of the season with a RBI single that gave himself an extra cushion.

The Mets got the win but there was a questionable decision by Mickey Callaway when the team was rallying earlier in the game that nearly cost them.

Despite not throwing to Wilson Ramos, Noah Syndergaard was still a bit shaky in his start against Colorado.

Former Met David Cone understands where Syndergaard is coming from in his desire for a personal catcher.

Amed Rosario has taken a big step forward this season and is invaluable to the team especially on the road.

At 82-years young, pitching coach Phil Regan still loves the game and is constantly learning from it (paywall alert).

The Brooklyn Cyclones had a roller coaster season that ended in a championship for the first time since 2001.

Around the National League East

The Bravesoffense was shut down by the Phillies in their 4-1 loss.

The Marlins’ rally came up just short in their loss to the Diamondbacks. The team has reportedly signed Miguel Rojas to a two-year extension worth $10 million.

Zach Eflin was solid on the mound for the Phillies in their win over Atlanta.

Max Scherzer and the Nationals had a tough day and dropped their series against the Cardinals.

Around Major League Baseball

The Red Sox have shut down David Price for the rest of the season after sustaining a wrist injury back in August.

There was a touching moment at Fenway when Carl Yastrzemski threw out the first pitch to his grandson.

Blake Treinen will not throw another pitch for the Athletics this year after he was shut down with a back injury.

Gerrit Cole became just the eighteenth pitcher in major league baseball history to strike out 300 batters in a season.

Dinelson Lamet struck out fourteen batters in the Padres’ win over the Brewers.

The Reds defeated the Cubs in extra innings.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 25 of A Pod of Their Own, an update on the #Dollars4Dingers fundraiser was given, fan mail was answered, and sadness about the season heading towards its conclusion were all discussed.

Kenneth Lavin took a look at prospect Matthew Allan’s first pro season in the Mets’ system.

Fan confidence in the team and Mickey Callaway both rose slightly, but that is most likely subject to change after his decisions in the finale against the Rockies.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1972, Tom Seaver struck out fifteen batters in a 4-1 win over the Pirates.