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.
Pete Alonso is hit on the helmet and the Mets are not happy one bit. pic.twitter.com/Kh88hgCuKJ— SNY (@SNYtv) April 27, 2022
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.
From earlier: Max Scherzer yelled back at the Cardinals' dugout after Tommy Edman was hit by Adam Ottavino— SNY (@SNYtv) April 27, 2022
(via Bally Sports Midwest) pic.twitter.com/1UcQiAcKCK
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.
Starling Marte hit by the pitch.— SNY (@SNYtv) April 27, 2022
Mets lead 3-0. pic.twitter.com/OjBCfnQnzD
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.
"I had some close calls tonight. I've been hit in the face, I don't ever want to do that to anybody ever. MLB has a very big problem with the baseballs. They're bad. Everyone knows it. They don't care. MLB doesn't give a damn about it."— SNY (@SNYtv) April 27, 2022
- Chris Bassitt pic.twitter.com/KMc0bAhYPx
Buck Showalter on hit-by-pitches:— SNY (@SNYtv) April 27, 2022
"It's just not good" pic.twitter.com/XoAq7mCPL1
"Whether it's intentional or not, it has to stop. We're tired of it and we're going to have to do something about it if it continues to happen"— SNY (@SNYtv) April 27, 2022
- Starling Marte pic.twitter.com/Q6bF6pNGyC