VIDEO: Pete Alonso Crushes 1st Inning Homer off James Paxton in Game 2 of Yankees-Mets Doubleheader

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is having an impressive rookie season at the plate. And he's keeping the good times rolling after hitting another deep home run off Yankees pitcher James Paxton in the second leg of their doubleheader.

That three-run shot gives the Mets an early 3-0 lead over their in-state rivals. Paxton isn't one to surrender the long ball frequently, allowing only four all season up until that he met Alonso on Tuesday. But the Mets' phenom is a front-runner for NL Rookie of the Year for a reason, and he just proved so with that dinger.

While his team has had an up-and-down season, Alonso has been able to help keep the Mets stay afloat in the wildcard race as we enter the summer. He leads the team in home runs with 21 and he's also leading the ball club in RBI with 46.