The New York Mets are sick and tired of getting hit by pitches.
They lead all of Major League Baseball in hit batsmen to start the 2022 season.
The Cardinals also had two players get hit.
After the final out of the Mets’ 3-0 victory over St. Louis, several players from the Mets voiced their displeasure about the situation, with Chris Bassitt complaining about the inconsistency of game balls for pitchers, while Marte called for the hit batsmen problem to stop before they did something about it.
Lots of talk in the Mets' postgame clubhouse about the continued trend of hit batsmen. Chris Bassitt complained about the inconsistency of game balls for pitchers. Starling Marte added that "it has to stop" and if the HBPs continue, "we're going to have to do something about it."
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 27, 2022
Mets Frustrated By HBPs
Understandably, the Mets are frustrated with the number of times they have been hit by pitches.
Not that there was any intent on the Cardinals’ side of things, but if you’re in the Mets’ position, you just get tired of it after a while, and you can’t fault them for that.
It just gets old at a certain point.
But Bassitt said the right thing about the way the use of certain baseballs has been handled by MLB.
He took the high road in that he didn’t take a shot at the Cardinals and knew that there was no intent, especially when Marte was hit with the bases loaded in the ninth.
But the Mets are understandably tired of all of their players getting hit by pitches, as any team would be in this situation.
We’ll see if there’s some carryover today in the series finale.