Baseball World Reacts To Pete Alonso Saying He Could Hospitalize Someone Following Brawl With The Cardinals

Pete Alonso Has Wildly Blunt Take On The Mets-Cardinals Brawl

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  • The Mets and the Cardinals got into a scrap during their rubber match on Thursday.
  • The benches cleared in the bottom of the 8th inning after Nolan Arenado was almost hit by a pitch.
  • Mets’ first baseman Pete Alonso had quite the candid response when asked about the incident after the game.

Don’t look now, but not only do the New York Mets have the best record in Major League Baseball at 14-6, but they appear to have that dog in ’em, too.

For whatever reason — whether it be the strategies of their opponents or just random bad luck — the New York Mets lead the majors in hit-by-pitches this year, which has led to quite a few bench-clearing “brawls” at this early stage of the 2022 season.

The Mets’ latest scuffle came in their rubber game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, as benches cleared in the bottom of the 8th inning after Mets pitcher Yoan Lopez nearly beamed Cards’ third baseman Nolan Arenado. This came after Mets’ outfielder J.D. Davis exited the game after being hit in the foot. Slugger Pete Alonso was also hit in the head by a pitch on Tuesday night.

Pete Alonso says he could “easily” put someone on the Cardinals “in the hospital”

When speaking to reporters after the game, Alonso — who was particularly involved in the scrap with the Cardinals as he was taken to the ground by Cardinals coach Stubby Clapp — was asked about the incident and said he “understood” how the Cardinals treated him because he’s a “big, strong guy” who could “easily put someone in the hospital.” Well, okay then.

“I thought that was kind of cheap just going from behind. If you want to hold me back, if you want to restrain me, go at me like a man,” Alonso said following the 10-5 loss.

“I totally understand because I’m a big, strong guy. Obviously, the manager wants to have protection for his team and his staff and I totally get it. For me, I’m a big, strong guy and they don’t know my temper and what I could do. If I wanted to put someone in the hospital I easily could, but I was just out there trying to protect my guys.”

As a Mets fan, I’ve seen plenty of teams over the years start hot, but rarely have I seen them play with this sort of edge. Hopefully, that translates to success when it matters most later in the season.

Unsurprisingly, though, while I may have appreciated the tenacity as a fan of the team, the baseball world at large didn’t take too kindly to Alonso’s strong statement:

Just keep winning games, Mets, and you can keep talkin’ like this all you want.

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