New York Mets

ST LOUIS, MO - APRIL 26: Starling Marte #6 of the New York Mets is hit by a pitch, forcing in a run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on April 26, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)

The New York Mets continue rolling, pulling out a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night to improve to 14-5 on the season, the most wins in Major League Baseball to date.

However it was the ongoing saga of Mets players getting drilled by pitches that had everyone’s attention after the game was over. Three Mets players were hit on Wednesday night, including Pete Alonso who was hit near the head in the top of the eighth inning, which knocked the slugger to the ground. Alonso sprang up angerly from the ground, and appeared intent on running to the mound and pitcher Kodi Whitley, but instead trotted down to first base.

The entire Mets team sprang out of the dugout ready for action. There was none as both benches were warned. In the bottom of the eighth inning Mets reliever Adam Ottavino hit Tommy Edman on the foot, which promoted Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer to yell from the dugout in the direction of Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright.

Come the ninth inning, Starling Marte was drilled in the back with the bases loaded, prompting him to slam his bat to the ground and get into a heated conversation with Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner.

Overall 18 Mets players have been hit this season, an issue the team has really taken umbrage with this year.  After the Mets victory, all anyone could talk about were the beaning’s. Chris Bassit who tossed six brilliant innings for New York on Wednesday, blamed Major League Baseball for giving pitchers balls that slip out of their hands too easily, a problem he wants to see addressed.