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The Third Alfonzo

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BROOKLYN- It was a rough night for Cyclones pitcher Edgar Alfonzo, and as a result he really got to know something about the New York crowd. Alfonzo entered the game Monday night with cheers from the 8,004 in attendance at KeySpan Park.<br> <br> Twenty-nine pitches later the same people who cheered him when he entered the game, serenaded him by booing him off the field.

This Alfonzo is trying to continue the rich tradition of solid baseball that the previous "Alfonzo's" have given the Mets. Alfonzo's uncle, Edgardo, spent eight seasons with the Mets hitting for a .292 average in those eight season ranking him fifth in Mets history with players over 1,000 at bats. Alfonzo also ranks third on the all-time list in hits, third in runs scored, seventh in home runs and... Recommended Stories