Pete Alonso leaves game vs. Braves with left wrist contusion, considered day-to-day – The Mercury News

Pete Alonso leaves game vs. Braves with left wrist contusion, considered day-to-day – The Mercury News

ATLANTA — The one player the Mets couldn’t afford to lose was Pete Alonso. But an absolute nightmare scenario played out during the top of the first at Truist Field on Wednesday night when Alonso was hit by a pitch and removed from the game.

With two on and two out, Braves starter Charlie Morton came inside with a 97 MPH fastball and hit Alonso on the inside of his left wrist. The slugger and the league leader in home runs went down in a heap of pain.

However, the injury appears to be minor. Alonso underwent X-rays, which were negative. He was diagnosed with a left wrist contusion and is considered day-to-day.

Tommy Pham was inserted as a pinch runner and stayed in the game in left field.

Mark Canha was moved to first base. Rookie Mark Vientos left the dugout steps to get a helmet, but the Mets opted for Pham instead. Morton appeared to be shaken up on the mound.

Braves fans booed Alonso as he came to the plate to the tune of “Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say a Word” by the organist. The song was a reference to Tuesday night when Alonso was caught on a dugout camera jawing with Atlanta right-hander Bryce Elder after he homered off of him in the third inning.

Alonso appeared to be saying, “Throw it again!”

Elder didn’t hear it but later told reporters he didn’t take issue with it. It was gamesmanship for Alonso. The Atlanta fans, however, did take issue: A packed crowed booed Alonso after he was plunked and as he left the field injured as well.

The home run, a massive 448-foot shot, was Alonso’s 22nd of the year. Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, who is currently on the injured list, has the second-most homers with 19. The 2019 National League Rookie of the Year and two-time All-Star has been the heart and soul of this scuffling Mets squad. An emotional leader in the clubhouse and a leader on the field, he’s an early contender for NL MVP.

Brett Baty helped the Mets rally behind their fallen leader, lining a single to center to score Jeff McNeil and give the visitors a 1-0 lead. Francisco Alvarez hit his ninth homer of the season in the second to make it 2-0.


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