The incident was the latest in an Alonso vs. Atlanta saga that’s developed throughout this series.
Earlier in the three-game set, Alonso went viral after smacking a home run on a hanging slider. “Throw it again,” the infielder chirped after rounding the bases and returning to the dugout.
Here’s Pete Alonso yelling out to Bryce Elder: pic.twitter.com/AoUfQvTm5w
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) June 7, 2023
The words rubbed many in Atlanta the wrong way, with a few players biting back later in that matchup.
On Wednesday, the drama continued with Alonso being hit in his first plate appearance. He would exit the game after the at-bat as the pitch hit him in his left hand.
To many viewers’ surprise, cheers were heard from the Braves crowd.
Pete Alonso has left tonight’s game vs. the Braves after being hit by a pitch. pic.twitter.com/P9S8Hrexfr
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 7, 2023
Mets fans were quick to comment to what they deemed a classless act.
One person said, “Not on purpose but the fans starting to cheer shows me all in need to know about that fanbase.”
Another follower wrote, “Karma’s going to track you down for cheering.”
This fan commented, “Braves fans cheering. Embarrassing for them.”
Braves fans planning a parade to celebrate a guy getting hurt
— A (@Isles423) June 7, 2023
Pete Alonso appeared to be in good spirits after the game, and he doesn’t believe there was ill intent behind the pitch. In fact, he said Charlie Morton apologized to him after the fact.
“Obviously, he didn’t mean to,” Alonso said in his postgame interview. “So, for people speculating, I just want to clear that up.”
The Mets would lose the game, 7-5.