The Mets are a team that has each other’s backs
The Mets’ hit by pitch epidemic continued as Mets batters got hit by five pitches in the three games at Busch Stadium. Pete Alonso got plunked in the head by Kodi Whitley in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, and the Mets immediately came out of the dugout, seemingly almost ready to charge further.
This incident drew blunt postgame comments from both Alonso’s wife Haley on Instagram on how the league valued velocity over artistry in developing their pitchers and from Chris Bassitt, claiming the league does not care about the players’ health or the quality of the balls used in games.
The benches cleared again in the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game, where after St. Louis’ Genesis Cabrera hit J.D. Davis in the ankle in the top of the eighth inning, Mets reliever Yoan Lopez threw high and inside at Arenado in the bottom of the inning, causing the benches to empty. Lopez was so not in the wrong in this situation as the pitch wasn’t as bad as the one that struck Davis, and the ball didn’t even hit Arenado. But Arenado decided to play the victim card, and it resulted in him being ejected from the game.
This series further tested the Mets’ resolve as things go against them, and this series proved the Mets are willing to fight for what they believe in and for their teammates.