The New York Mets have had more than their fair share of hit batsmen.
Their frustration surrounding the situation was rekindled during their series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium this week.
They won two out of three, but six players were hit by pitches, including Pete Alonso being hit in the head on Tuesday night by Kodi Whitley and J.D. Davis being forced out of the game after being hit in the ankle by Genesis Cabrera.
But this isn’t something that just started this season.
Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo points out that there have been 22 teams in modern history who have been hit by 16 or more pitches over their first 20 games.
Three of those teams have been the Mets the past three years.
If it feels like all this HBP stuff is familiar, here's a crazy stat to explain why:
In modern MLB history, only 22 teams have been hit by at least 16 pitches over their first 20 games of a season. Three of those on the list are the 2020 Mets, the 2021 Mets and the 2022 Mets.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 28, 2022
The Hits Keep Coming
The Mets have dealt with a lot of hit batsmen over the past few years.
Needless to say, it’s something that they’re simply getting tired of, and understandably so.
Often times, teams know it isn’t intentional, but regardless of intent, you just get tired of seeing it happen to your players.
That’s the position the Mets are in now.
They understand that not every pitch that hits one of their players is thrown in that spot on purpose.
It just gets old after some time.
And for the Mets and Cardinals, it all reached a boiling point yesterday and caused the benches to empty late in the game and spark a little animosity between the two squads.
We’ll see what happens with the Mets and their hit batsmen as the season continues.
Nothing will change the fact that they’re tired of dealing with this situation day in and day out.