Mets 1B Pete Alonso likely to land on IL after being hit in the wrist by the pitch

Pete Alonso left the June 7 Mets' game against the Braves with a wrist injury.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Pete Alonso left the Mets’ June 7 game against the Braves with a wrist injury. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The New York Mets’ 2023 season spell continued this week with first baseman Pete Alonso likely to land on the injured list with a wrist condition, according to’s Anthony DiComo.

Alonso left Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves after being hit by a 96 mph fastball from Charlie Morton in the first inning. He returned to the dugout a few rounds later with a bandage and would have been diagnosed with a contusion after the first X-rays, they came back negative.

Alonso also had a CT scan Thursday morning in Atlanta before returned to New York that day to undergo more testing, Mets manager Buck Showalter confirmed. Showalter added that he hopes Alonso will return for Friday’s road game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we now know that is unlikely to happen.

Here is a preview of the photo taken by Alonso:

Alonso later said Morton visited the Mets first baseman to apologize for the field.

“Obviously he didn’t want [hit me]”, Alonso said. “For people speculating or this or that, I just wanted to clarify that a) Chuckie is a good guy and b) the situation didn’t call for him either. … There’s nothing to it. hit with a fastball up and down.”

Alonso may be referring to a time when he shouted “Relaunch it! Please relaunch it!” to Braves pitcher Bryce Elder on Tuesday after Alonso hit his 22nd homer of the season.

Prior to his injury, Alonso was batting .231/.326/.546 with a National League-leading 49 RBIs and an MLB-leading 22 homers. Alonso has two home runs and three RBIs in his last eight at bats.

The Mets have lost all three games to the Braves this week and have dropped six straight since June 2. New York sits third in the NL East with a 30-32 record.

The Mets’ bad luck in 2023

Alonso isn’t the only Mets star to be on the injured list this season.

Pitcher Edwin Díaz tore his ACL this spring during the World Baseball Classic and is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2023 season. The Mets have shut down pitcher Jose Quintana for three months after sustaining an injury to the ribs during spring training. Ace Justin Verlander opened the season on the IL with a shoulder strain. Receiver Omar Narváez landed on the 60-day IL with a sprained left calf.

New York also lost pitcher Carlos Carrasco for a time in April with a bone spur in his right elbow, reliever Brooks Raley with left elbow inflammation and ace Max Scherzer missed a start in May due to spasms in his left elbow. neck (in addition to a 10-game suspension).

Alonso’s absence could complicate the Mets’ already disappointing season now that the team has lost its best hitter in some time.

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