ST. LOUIS New York Mets right-hander Chris BassittAfter three more Mets batters were thrown in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Phillies, he expressed his frustration and concern about his teammates. St. Louis CardinalsThis brought the team's total of 18.
Bassitt blamed baseballs, saying they are “all different.”
Bassitt stated that it was extremely frustrating to watch your teammates get hit. “I've had close calls tonight and been hit in my face.” [by a line drive]While I don't wish to do that to anyone, MLB has a major problem with baseballs. They're bad. It's a fact that everyone in the league knows. Every pitcher is aware of it. They're bad.
“They don't care. MLB doesn't care about it. They don't even care. They don't listen to us.
Cardinals starter Jordan HicksHit Dominic SmithThe second is and Pete AlonsoA drill was used to drill the holes. Kodi WhitleyIn the eighth inning pitch in your helmet, and then benches and bullpens began to clear. Both benches were notified and tensions soon subsided. Alonso took a pitch from his helmet for the second time in this season.
Mets outfielder in the ninth inning Starling MarteWas plunked by Aaron BrooksWith the bases loaded, the final score is achieved.
Buck Showalter, Mets manager said Alonso passed all concussion tests following Tuesday night's match but that Alonso will likely be absent Wednesday afternoon.
Showalter agreed with Bassitt about Mets batters getting hit in the head with pitches.
It's one thing to be hit in the knee or toe, but it's another to get hit in your head or neck. Showalter stated that it was not good. You care about your team and your players. Without getting into politics and other controversies, it becomes about the safety of your team. We're lucky. Talk about the pitch that broke his helmet. It's not fair, it's not my happy place.”
Bassitt (3-1), who struck out six batters in six innings and allowed two hits, two walks and one run in six innings, helped the Mets win their sixth consecutive series.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.