Pete Alonso, Chris Bassitt comment on Mets' strong start to season

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Pete Alonso, Chris Bassitt comment on Mets' strong start to season

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso acknowledged that every game counts as he is thrilled with his team's start to the season. On Sunday. the Mets split a doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies but still managed to become the first team to reach the 20-wins mark this season.

In the first game of the doubleheader, the Phillies claimed a 3-2 win. The Mets bounced back a couple of hours later and dominated the Phillies 6-1. “Every game counts. Just as much now as it does in July and August and September,”Alonso said, per The New York Post.

“We want to [win] as many games as possible”.

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“Let’s go Mets, hell yeah,” Alonso said, when told of that feat. “I mean, that’s great, but we want to win the division. That’s the ultimate goal. I feel like for us, we’ve had a great start.

We’ve ran the bases well, we’ve hit well and our pitching staff, whether it be starters or bullpen, [have done the job]. “We’ve played such great team baseball. Everyone’s answered the bell”.

Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt agreed with Alonso and stressed the importance of winning division games. “Division games are always very important, no matter who it is, no matter what they are,” Bassitt said. “Divisional games are always massive.

I wouldn’t say it tells us how we compare, I wouldn’t say anything like that. It’s more so we just have to win these games. Divisional games are must-win”. The Mets will be looking to continue their strong season in their upcoming series with the Washington Nationals. “Every game, we’re in it because we have five quality starters,” Bassitt said.