New York Mets fans got a scare when first baseman Pete Alonso received a hit to the shoulder/head in the team’s opening game against the Washington Nationals.
The New York Mets made a good first impression on opening day when they took a 5-1 lead at the end of the ninth inning. However, the team and fan base got quite a spook in that inning.
First baseman Pete Alonso had a 2-2 count against Mason Thompson but was hit high by a 94.9 mph sinker. Alonso’s helmet flew off before hitting the ground.
Manager Buck Showalter immediately pulled him out of the game.
Mets: Pete Alonso hit head, shoulder for throw on opening day
Alonso got a bloody mouth from the bad luck. While exiting the game, he was shown back in the dugout and iced his mouth.
As shown in the SNY video linked above, Mets outfielder Starling Marte wasn’t happy holding up three fingers. That was the number of times Mets players were hit by a pitch in the game on opening day. Catcher James McCann was hit the other two times.
The Mets won 5-1 and started their season with a 1-0 record.
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