Pete Alonso leaves game with injury scare after Mets slugger is drilled by a fastball
Atlanta starting pitcher Charlie Morton went to find Pete Alonso and apologize for hitting him with a pitchthat knocked the Mets slugger out of the game after the Braves beat New York 7-5 on Wednesday night.
Alonso told reporters that he appreciated the gesture while speaking after the game. 'He came up after I got X-rayed,' Alonso said.
'He was looking for me. He just wanted to apologize. Obviously he didn't mean to. For people speculating for this or that, I just wanted to clear that. Chuckie's a good guy and the situation didn't call for it either. There's nothing to it. I just happened to get hit with an up-and-in fastball.'
Michael Harris II hit a two-run, tiebreaking homer off Adam Ottavino in the eighth inning and the Braves rallied for their fourth straight victory.
The third-place Mets wasted a three-run lead for the second straight night. They have lost five straight for the first time since 2021 and at 30-32 dropped 7 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
Alonso was hit on the left wrist by a 96mph fastball from Morton in the first inning. The Mets said Alonso, who leads the major leagues with 22 homers, has a bruise and will get a CT scan on Thursday.