Wow! That was fun…
At Fansided, Scott Rogust details the reaction to Pete Alonso’s Home Run Derby performance, writing:
Twitter freaked out after watching New York Mets star Pete Alonso hit 35 homers in the first-round of the 2021 Home Run Derby.
New York Mets star first baseman Pete Alonso never got his opportunity to defend him Home Run Derby crown last year, as there were no All-Star Game festivities due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Alonso has the chance to retain his throne on Monday night inside Coors Field in Denver, and in the first round, he made the most of it.
Alonso was matched up against Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez in the first round of the Home Run Derby. The Mets slugger stepped into the batter’s box first, and he crushed a record 35 home runs! Twitter, of course, lost their minds watching the home run barrage provided by Alonso.
Twitter reacts to Mets star Pete Alonso’s 35 first-round homers in the Home Run Derby
PETE ALONSO PUT UP 35 IN THE FIRST ROUND! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/g5dEwzBa34
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2021
— MLB (@MLB) July 13, 2021
Absolutely electric Home Run Derby first round at Coors Field for Pete Alonso, who hit 35 total homers — far more than in any individual round when he won the whole thing two years ago. Alonso’s top round that year was 23 homers.
Tall order for Salvador Pérez to match.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 13, 2021
“Why did Pete Alonso bring the old guy?”
*Alonso hits 35 HRs in the first round*
“Uh… can I use that guy?”
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 13, 2021
Pete Alonso is the man. None of that “it’s gonna mess up my swing” nonsense. Just get me in the Derby as many times as possible so I can mash a shit ton of homers every year for the people.
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) July 13, 2021
Pete Alonso has set a first round record with 35 home runs.
— Metsmerized (@Metsmerized) July 13, 2021
— Mike Janela (@MikeJanela) July 13, 2021
Salvador Perez after watching that Pete Alonso round pic.twitter.com/IL9P8HFKnX
— CY COBB SZN (@AAApitcher) July 13, 2021
Ohtani watching Pete Alonso hit 35 homers in the first round. pic.twitter.com/QdwKqtYcxS
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 13, 2021
“Oh yeah.” – Pete Alonso
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) July 13, 2021
Someone put Pete Alonso’s BP pitcher in the Hall of Fame pic.twitter.com/YcKe7CCKSX
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) July 13, 2021
What a way to set the tone for the remainder of the Home Run Derby.
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