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Alonso almost breaks his wrist for taunting after hitting a home run, but it’s no punishment

Another big hitter is out for the long haul.

New York Mets home run hitter Pete Alonso was hit on the wrist by a 96 mph fastball and had to be removed. Fortunately, X-rays showed no major issues.

Alonso was batting fourth and getting hit in the left wrist by a pitch from Atlanta Braves starter Charlie Morton in the first inning of the Mets’ game against the Atlanta Braves at Truiste Park on Aug. 8.

In the top of the first inning, with two outs and one on first, Alonso swung wildly at the first pitch and was hit in the left wrist area as he reached for his bat when a 96.5 mph fastball sailed toward him on the second pitch.

Alonso fell to the ground, holding his wrist in pain, before quickly getting up and walking to first base. At this point, Mets manager Buck Showalter and a trainer approached Alonso to check on him. After exchanging a few words, Alonso retreated to the dugout. Pinch-hitter Tommy Pham took over at first base.

Alonso was booed by the Atlanta home fans during pregame introductions and his own at-bat. Alonso had taunted opposing pitcher Bryce Elder in the previous game at the same venue by coming into the dugout after hitting a two-run homer to left-center field in the top of the third inning and yelling, “Throw me another one, throw me another one, please, throw me another one,” as he walked into the dugout. This was caught on the replay.

A day later, he hit the dunes in his first at-bat. But it doesn’t look like Atlanta’s Morton retaliated. As Alonso went down after being hit by the ball, Morton dropped to his knees and made an apologetic gesture. The ball appeared to be a bad pitch.메이저사이트

Atlanta rallied for a 4-6 win despite Alonso’s homer, and then won 5-7 on the same day Alonso was removed in the first inning to extend its winning streak to four games. At 37-24, they are in first place in the NL. The Mets, meanwhile, have lost five straight and are 30-32 and in third place in the NL East.

Alonso leads the majors with 22 home runs. That’s three more than the American League’s home run leader, the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a toe injury. Alonso could have followed in Jersey’s footsteps had he been hit by Morton’s pitch.

Alonso underwent X-rays and is not expected to make the DL. It’s a “day-to-day” situation.

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