May 13, 2021

Mad Dog’s Pete Alonso prediction draws response from Mets’ star (New York Post)


Chris “Mad Dog” Russo isn’t sold on the Mets and said so on his MLB Network “High Heat” show, but it was a passing reference to Pete Alonso that drew the attention of the Amazin’s young star.

During his Mets’ critique, Russo said Alonso “is not hitting 50 homers again” and that the team will have to figure out where it “will pick up a little of his offense.”

Alonso — who may have first seen the monologue on Funhouse, a twitter feed that gathers daily clips of hot takes from sports media personalities — tweeted a one-word response: “Fuel.”

Alonso set the major-league rookie record with 53 home runs last season, passing the Yankees’ Aaron Judge.

The power-hitting first baseman also told The Post’s Mike Puma on Thursday that he’s striving to be a better defensive first baseman and better all-around player.

“Keith (Hernandez) has got (11) Gold Gloves, he is a great first baseman, there is no denying that and I want to be as fine-tuned as he was when he was in the game,” Alonso said before a workout at Clover Park. “There’s a lot of responsibilities on that side of the diamond and last year I feel like I did a good job of learning…

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