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Pete Alonso Literally Shaved Mid-Game Against D-Backs Thursday

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:  Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his fifth inning home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Amed Rosario #1 at Citi Field on September 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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I guess New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso doesn't like the look of the mustache...anymore.

At the start of Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Alonso was donning a 'stache, something different from his usual scruffy beard. However, after striking out in his first two at-bats, Alonso went all superstitious on us and shaved it off.

There's no doubt that Alonso looks better clean-shaven, but he didn't get the results he was looking for his next time up to the plate. Like he had done the previous two at-bats, Alonso struck out.

Well, there isn't anything else he can do from a facial hair standpoint to turn his luck around. It's a good thing Juan Lagares has put together a two-homer game, including his first career grand slam. Staple the 'stache back on?

I guess it'll be alright if the Mets win a game without Alonso going deep, which he's done 47 times this year.