Pete Alonso and the Pitch that Hit Him
Pete Alonso is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the New York Mets in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is considered one of the best power hitters in the game and is known for his ability to hit home runs. On April 20, 2021, Alonso was hit by a pitch during a game against the Colorado Rockies. This article will explore the incident, its implications, and the reaction from Alonso and the Mets.
Background on Pete Alonso
Alonso was born in Tampa, Florida in December 1994. He attended the University of Florida, where he played college baseball for the Florida Gators. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft. He made his major league debut in 2019, and he won the National League Rookie of the Year Award that season.
Alonso was batting in the sixth inning of the April 20th game against the Colorado Rockies. He was facing off against pitcher Ryan Castellani, and the two were locked into a battle. On the 2-2 count, Castellani threw a fastball that got away from him and ended up hitting Alonso in the leg. Alonso immediately dropped to the ground, and the Mets’ trainers rushed to his aid. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he was clearly in pain.
Reaction from the Mets
The Mets reacted quickly to the incident, with manager Luis Rojas expressing his concern for Alonso. Rojas said, “I’m more worried about Pete than anything else.” The Mets also took the time to ensure that Alonso was properly evaluated for any potential injuries. He was diagnosed with a bruised quadriceps and was placed on the injured list a few days later.
Reaction from Alonso
Alonso was understandably upset by the incident, and he expressed his displeasure on social media. He tweeted, “I got hit in the leg with a fastball tonight and can’t believe it. I’m very sore and I’ll do everything I can to get back on the field as soon as possible.” He also shared a photo of the swollen bruise on his leg, which was evidence of the pain he was in.
Implications for the Mets
The incident had implications for the Mets, as Alonso is one of their best hitters. His absence from the lineup means the team will be without one of its most potent bats, at least until he is able to return from the injured list. The Mets will have to find a way to make up for his absence, and it remains to be seen if they can do so.
Reaction from the Rockies
The Rockies also had a reaction to the incident, with manager Bud Black expressing his regret. He said, “It was an unfortunate incident. We don’t want to see anyone get hurt.” Castellani, the pitcher who threw the pitch, also had something to say, saying, “I feel terrible that I hit him. It was a pitch that got away from me, and I never want to see that happen.”
MLB Rules on Pitches That Hit Batter
The MLB has rules in place that govern the situation when a pitch hits a batter. According to the rulebook, a pitcher is automatically ejected from the game if his pitch hits a batter intentionally. If the pitch was not deliberate, then the umpire will make a judgement call as to whether or not the pitch was intentional. If the umpire believes the pitch was intentional, then the pitcher will be ejected from the game.
Outcome of the Incident
The umpire in the game determined that the pitch that hit Alonso was not intentional, and Castellani was not ejected from the game. Alonso was taken out of the game and placed on the injured list, and he is expected to miss several weeks while he recovers.
Alonso is one of the best players in the game, and the incident will not affect his legacy in any significant way. He is still one of the top power hitters in the league, and he is still considered one of the best players in the game. He will continue to be a force in the Mets’ lineup when he is healthy, and fans will be excited to see him back on the field.
On April 20, 2021, Pete Alonso was hit by a pitch during a game against the Colorado Rockies. The incident had implications for the Mets, as Alonso is one of their best hitters. The umpire in the game determined that the pitch was not intentional, and the pitcher was not ejected from the game. Alonso was taken out of the game and placed on the injured list, and he is expected to miss several weeks while he recovers. The incident will not affect Alonso’s legacy, and he is still considered one of the best players in the game.