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Video: Mets fan douses Ryan Braun with beer attempting to catch homer


Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was doused with beer attempting to catch a Pete Alonso fly ball hit to left field in the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. The fan appeared to have done so on accident, making the poor decision to attempt the catch with the cup of beer still in his hand.

If you refuse to put your beer down attempting to catch a ball, you have to do it one-handed. That’s the rule.

Alonso got a triple on the play, which was reviewed for possible fan interference, and later came around to score on a Todd Frazier single. The Mets won 5-2.

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.