The Mets’ offense is clicking on all cylinders, even as the club waits for its top slugger, Pete Alonso, to return to form.
To showcase it, in the first inning of a 13-2 rout of the Pirates at PNC Park on Sunday, J.D. Davis turned on a Polar Bear-like blast to left — one which manager Mickey Callaway called “an unbelievable poke” — before the runs came pouring in like the frequent rain in Pittsburgh.
Davis drove a 1-0 changeup from Pirates starter — and former Astros teammate — Joe Musgrove to deep left. He hopped out of the box as the ball caromed off the top of a four-story rotunda. His projected 449-foot drive was the longest of his career and the longest this season by a Mets hitter not named Alonso.