Mets' Alonso hit on left wrist by 96 mph fastball, leaves game

New York Mets player Pete Alonso had to exit a Wednesday game with the Braves after being hit by a pitch at nearly 100 mph.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso reacts after being hit.
Posted at 9:47 PM, Jun 07, 2023

Mets slugger Pete Alonso left Wednesday night's game against the Braves in the first inning after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch from Atlanta’s Charlie Morton.

The Mets announced that X-rays were negative, and Alonso is listed as day-to-day with a contusion. 

Alonso, who leads the major leagues with 22 homers, dropped to the ground after being hit by the 96 mph fastball. He got up and walked about halfway to first base before manager Buck Showalter and a trainer came out to tend to him. 

After a short meeting, Alonso walked off the field.He was replaced by Tommy Pham as a pinch-runner. Pham played left field in the bottom of the first and Mark Canha took Alonso's spot at first base.

Alonso, who is batting .231 with 49 RBIs, was booed in pregame introductions and before his at-bat after shouting at Braves starter Bryce Elder, “Throw it again, throw it again, please! Throw it again,” a night earlier following his long homer in a 6-4 loss to the Braves.

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