In his first game of a rehab stint with the Rumble Ponies, Mets' starting catcher Francisco Alvarez went yard as the Ponies beat Harrisburg 8-2.

Alvarez went one-for-two with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and two runs. He was pulled after the fifth inning.

Alvarez said in a press conference before the game that he wants to play a full nine innings before returning to the majors and added that he expects to play again on Friday and have Saturday and Sunday off.

Francisco said his thumb felt good both after taking on batting practice swings and receiving the ball in his glove.

Alvarez did add, however, that he's upset that he can't be with the Mets as they struggle in fourth place in the National League East.

"Hurts a lot," Alvarez said. "The guys and myself too are having a really hard time right now, but we gotta keep going.