Batters getting hit by pitches is becoming a common theme for the New York Mets in 2022.
The Mets had three batters get hit last night in their 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Dominic Smith was hit in the top of the sixth inning by Cards’ reliever Nick Wittgren.
Then Pete Alonso was hit in the head on a changeup from Kodi Whitley in the eighth before Starling Marte took one from Aaron Brooks in the ninth inning with the bases loaded.
Following the game, Marte had some things to say about the Mets having to deal with so many hit batsmen.
Starling Marte on getting hit by a pitch tonight for the fourth time this season: “It’s uncomfortable. It’s one of those things, whether it’s intentional or not, it has to stop.”
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) April 27, 2022
“It Has To Stop”
You can certainly understand where the Mets are coming from.
There was clearly no intent from the Cardinals on any of the hit batsmen, but from the Mets perspective, it gets old after a while.
It starts to feel dangerous in the batter’s box.
You know it’s not intentional, but regardless of that, you get tired of it happening and it’s understandable.
And in Marte’s case, this is the fourth time he has been hit by a pitch this season.
At-bats start to become uncomfortable when it’s happened so many times already this season.
Again, there was obviously no intent from the Cardinals, especially when Marte was hit, as the bases were loaded at the time.
But still, if you’re the Mets, it gets old at a certain point in time.
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