Alonso returns with a homer, Mets win fifth straight
It was a perfect storm for the Mets on Monday night after a very strange week of baseball. In the five days prior, the Mets had won three games while also being rained out three times before arriving in Arizona. Jacob deGrom was unsurprisingly dominant, carrying a perfect game through four innings and ending his night with six scoreless innings, eight strikeouts, and an RBI single. Pete Alonso returned from the injured list with thunder, going 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs. Kevin Pillar also returned, adding a single, and Mason Williams got a hit on the first pitch he saw as a Met after being called up. Dom Smith also added two doubles after going three weeks without an extra-base hit. The Mets won their fifth game in a row, 6-2, to move to 26-20. After the firing of their hitting coach Chili Davis, the Mets went 15-8 to finish May. Over in the Bronx, the Yankees dropped their fourth in a row to Tampa Bay after sweeping the White Sox, then getting swept in Detroit.