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Ned Yost almost died

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Last week it was reported that Ned Yost fell out of a tree on his property and broke his pelvis. The reports were very matter-of-fact like that, with the takeaway was that he was recovering in the hospital and would be fully recovered in time for spring training. It turns out, however, that his accident was far more serious than most assumed. Indeed, Yost could’ve very easily died.

Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com spoke to Yost, who is back home recuperating. He tweeted out the following from his conversation:

Thank goodness he had his cell phone with him and was able to get medical care in time.

Pete Alonso sets new NL rookie record with 40th home run

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With a ninth-inning solo home run off of Royals pitcher Jacob Barnes on Sunday, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso set a new National League rookie record for home runs in a single season. He now has 40 with 36 games left in the regular season.

Cody Bellinger, currently the home run leader with 42, hit 39 home runs in his rookie season in 2017, holding the record until today. The major league record is 52, set by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge also in 2017. Judge had broken Mark McGwire’s record of 49 hit in 1987.

Alonso went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and three runs scored along with the homer. He’s now batting .271 with a .979 OPS with 40 homers and 95 RBI on the season.

With their 11-5 win over the Royals, the Mets improved to 64-60. They have the same exact record as the Phillies and Brewers, sitting 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card.